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Clean water groups release 'blue print' for future of water utilities

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The NACWA, WERF and WEF have jointly released a document that attempts to define "the evolving environmental, economic and social roles that clean water utilities are playing in their communities."
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Saudi Arabia to build world's largest desalination plant

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Saudi Arabia's Saline Water Conversion Corp. (SWCC) has announced plans to build a desalination plant with a capacity of 600,000 cubic meters per day, which would make it the largest plant of its kind in the world.
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Transgenic tadpole detects water contaminants

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French biotechnology company WatchFrog has created a transgenic tadpole that glows when it comes into contact with thyroid-disrupting compounds in water.
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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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