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Michigan to introduce new fracking rules

Michigan lawmakers are working on a set of new rules regarding the hydraulic fracturing technique for extracting natural gas, also known as fracking.
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Congress passes $8.2 billion waterways improvement bill

A water infrastructure improvement bill worth a total of $8.2 billion to be allocated to various projects across the United States was passed in Congress on Oct. 23.
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Lithium in drinking water could have large-scale anti-depressant effect

A European researcher believes the presence of lithium in drinking water is contributing to lower suicide rates.
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EPA proposes updates to stormwater permit rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has presented its draft proposal on stormwater permitting regulation and has opened the proposed rules for public comment.
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Wyoming proposes rules to protect groundwater from fracking operations

The state of Wyoming has closed its public consultation of new draft rules that aim to protect groundwater from contamination associated with fracking operations.
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US water treatment equipment demand set for healthy growth

U.S. demand for water treatment equipment is set to grow by an average annual rate of 6% through 2017, with all segments of the market predicted to expand.
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China's wastewater treatment industry outlook revealed

China's wastewater treatment is lagging behind that of developed countries but its wastewater treatment capacity has increased over recent years, growing at an average annual rate of 14% between 2005 and 2012.
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Global market for water treatment chemicals, equipment to be worth $149.9 billion in 2018

The global market for water treatment chemicals and equipment will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 3.8% between 2013 and 2018, according to new market research.
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French team develops wastewater treatment method using bamboo

A team of French scientists, backed by the European Union, has developed a novel wastewater treatment system that uses natural processes to treat effluent from industrial food cleaning and processing operations.
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Study explores impact of climate change on water demand

The Water Research Foundation's latest study examines the impact of climate change on water demand and the implications for water utilities.
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