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European Union to fund desalination plant in northeast Africa

December 20, 2012
The European Union announced Wednesday it will pay €40.5 million to help fund a renewable energy and water desalination plant in the northeast African country of Djibouti to supply approximately 200,000 people.
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High levels of ancient brines found in Marcellus flowback

December 20, 2012
Brine water that flows back from gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region after hydraulic fracturing is many times more salty than seawater, with high contents of various elements, including radium and barium.
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New filtration method combines enzymes, bacteria

December 11, 2012
REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Using enzymes and bacteria as separate methods for water filtration is not new to the industry but a combination of both is an innovation.
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Georgia wastewater plant expansion begins

December 11, 2012

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Work on the expansion of Sandy Run Wastewater Treatment Plant in Warner Robins, Ga., was launched on December 5, Macon.com has reported.


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N.J. American Water briefs Senate on company’s hurricane response

December 11, 2012

VOORHEES, N.J. — Lessons learned by New Jersey American Water during Hurricane Irene last year helped the company to prepare, respond to and quickly recover when Hurricane Sandy hit the state last month.


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Global water services industry to double revenues by 2020, report says

December 11, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The global water services industry is set to double to $1 trillion in annual revenues by 2020 as companies address the growing problem of water scarcity, according to a new BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research report.


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Xylem to supply advanced oxidation process technology to treat drinking water in South Korea

December 4, 2012
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Xylem Inc. has won a significant contract to treat municipal drinking water for a new high-tech industrial zone in South Korea.
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San Diego approves landmark seawater desalination project

December 4, 2012
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday voted to approve a landmark agreement to purchase up to 56,000 acre-feet of water annually
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WEF, US Department of Labor team to develop operator training standards

December 4, 2012
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced its adoption of new national guidelines for wastewater systems operator apprenticeship programs. The new guidelines, developed as
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Ohio village boasts new wastewater treatment plant

December 4, 2012
CARROLLTON, Ohio — The village of Carrollton, Ohio, will finally be able to use its new wastewater treatment plant, following almost two years of construction and testing, according to
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