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US copper mines face rising costs over water supply concerns

Mining companies across the United States are facing a serious challenge in securing water supply for their operations.
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Oklahoma passes bill to allow water reuse in municipal utilities

Water agencies in Oklahoma will be able to draw up water reuse projects and implement them in an effort to tackle the challenges that the state faces regarding drinking water supplies.
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Nutrient recovery technology to improve water quality at Wisconsin treatment plant

The first nutrient recovery facility in Wisconsin has been launched by Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, in collaboration with the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District.
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ACE14 underway in Boston

AWWA estimates that approximately 11,000 water professionals will attend this year’s conference, which is the longest running water conference in the world, having first convened in 1881.
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Parts of Toronto's infrastructure pollute tap water with lead

The city of Toronto has released data showing that a significant proportion of the tap water delivered to residents contains elevated levels of lead.
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Keystone XL might be exposed to malicious actions, report warns

Once constructed, TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline could be at risk of attacks that might threaten water supplies to a large number of households, according to a new report.
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Study finds snowfall crucial for river water flow

Scientists at the University of Bristol in southwest England have warned that a reduction in snowfall due to warmer climate would have a negative effect on the total amount of water flowing through rivers in areas that depend on snow as a major water source.
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Water contamination causes deadly diarrhea outbreak in South Africa

Water contamination in the North West province of South Africa has led to a diarrhea outbreak that killed three infants and sent dozens more to hospital.
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Desalination key to future water systems

As technology advances and new equipment is developed, methods have been vastly improved and the scope of desalination has been expanded to reuse of agricultural water and industrial effluent.
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Texas regulator clears gas company over alleged methane contamination

The amount of methane in many private water wells in North Texas has increased since 2011 but this rise cannot be linked to oil and gas drilling operations in the state.
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