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Global smart water management market to grow by 17.2% annually

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Despite the robust average growth rate, regional adoption of smart water management technology is predicted to vary significantly.
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Unilever acquires Chinese water purification company

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Consumer goods giant Unilever announced Sunday it has bought a majority stake in Chinese water purification company Qinyuan Group.
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Researchers develop new method for water quality assessment

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Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a new method that collects detailed information about water quality using UV-Vis spectrometers.
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Coal companies to pay record $27.5 million fine for Clean Water Act violations

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Coal mining company Alpha Natural Resources, Alpha Appalachian Holdings and 66 subsidiaries have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $27.5 million for thousands of permit violations.
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North Carolina regulators fine more violations at Duke Energy power plants

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North Carolina's Department of Environment and Natural Resources has taken enforcement action against five power plants owned and operated by energy company Duke Energy following violations of water pollution laws.
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Connecticut environmental groups call for ban on fracking wastewater

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Connecticut may impose a ban on storing and recycling wastewater generated as a byproduct of natural gas operations if lawmakers decide to move ahead with a proposed bill.
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Bureau of reclamation grants $44.3 million to water system projects

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The grants will be used to support and finance projects including infrastructure upgrades, maintenance, restoration of aquatic habitats and improving water resiliency.
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Pennsylvania city reaps benefits from green infrastructure project

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Utilizing green infrastructure can provide a number of environmental and economic benefits and can prove to be a cost-effective solution to deal with stormwater.
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Report calls for stricter phosphorus pollution control at Lake Erie

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A U.S.-Canadian joint group has called for decisive measures to cut the phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie, warning of a serious problem with algae blooms putting water quality under threat.
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Levi Strauss introduces new industrial process using 100% recycled water

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The technology is currently applied in one of the company's major factories in southern China, where garments are bleached and stone washed to produce a specific look or feel.
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