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Vancouver utility center supplies heat from sewage

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The city of Vancouver is using innovative technology that takes heat from Vancouver's sewage and uses it to heat the neighborhood, spanning 250,000 square meters.
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Texas municipality enters public-private partnership with Severn Trent Services

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Severn Trent Services will provide water and wastewater operations and maintenance services to Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District.
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US scientists look to turn algae into biofuel

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Researchers at the University of Toledo, Ohio, are looking into ways to turn the abundant toxic algae in Lake Erie into fuel, hoping to develop a sustainable method for cleaning the water in the lake and producing energy.
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Pennsylvania launches probe into effect of radiation in fracking wastewater

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The state of Pennsylvania is starting a probe into the effects of radiation in natural gas drilling wastewater in an attempt to find out if it is a threat to the general public.
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New report predicts increase in water treatment products demand

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The global water treatment products market is predicted to grow at an annual rate of 4 percent between 2011 and 2015 and by 6.25 percent over the period between 2012 and 2016.
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California city moves forward with wastewater for irrigation plan

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The 500-foot pipeline will be part of a system that will irrigate a golf course, parks and vineyards.
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WEF executive director briefs US Conference of Mayors Water Council

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Water Environment Federation (WEF) Executive Director Jeff Eger briefed the 300 mayors in attendance on the “Water for Jobs” campaign, which makes the business case for water infrastructure investment.
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Shell floating LNG plant to use Veolia water purification technology

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The MPPE unit will be used for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project in Australia, the largest offshore floating facility ever built at 488 meters long and 74 meters wide.
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AWWA names next president-elect

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The American Water Works Association on Sunday announced that John Donahue, general manager of the North Park (Ill.) Public Water District, has been selected as the association’s next president-elect.
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Marcellus shale fracking threatens region’s wastewater systems, researchers find

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Researchers at Duke and Kent State Universities have found that wastewater from Marcellus shale region hydraulic fracturing operations threatens to overwhelm the region’s wastewater disposal capacity.
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