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Latin America invests $17.6 billion in water projects

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Latin America is to invest $17.6 billion in water and wastewater projects in the short term as part of a wider focus on strategic investment across the region.
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Rudy Giuliani to speak at AWWA conference in Boston

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Rudolph Giuliani will address more than 2,000 water professionals on June 9, during the opening general session of the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition.
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US senators criticize EPA over alleged 'power grab'

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The proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the EPA over national bodies of water has sparked controversy.
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USDA announces record funding for rural water projects in 2014

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 116 projects aimed at improving water and wastewater services in rural areas will receive financial support.
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Teen contaminates Portland's drinking water supply

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The city of Portland, Oregon, was forced to dump about 38 million gallons of drinking water after a teenager was caught urinating in the Mt. Tabor water reservoir.
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Almost 60% of China's water is contaminated, government report finds

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More than half of China's water reserves are moderately or heavily contaminated, a government report has revealed.
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Health effects from West Virginia chemical spill underestimated

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The West Virginia water contamination that resulted from a chemical spill in the Elk River had more widespread health effects on local residents than previously estimated.
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Oil leak contaminates Chinese city's water supply

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The city of Lanzhou is in the midst of a serious drinking water crisis as a crude oil pipe leak has contaminated water supplies with a highly toxic chemical.
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US Bureau of Reclamation offers $1.5 million for desalination research projects

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The Bureau is looking for proposals from academic institutions, water and wastewater utilities and industry representatives on ways to address the country's desalination and water purification needs.
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Water management projects key for Louisiana's economy

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The state has been busy dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and much of the work linked with that has revolved around water management projects, such as improving interior drainage systems and the New Orleans area levee system.
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