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California city moves forward with wastewater for irrigation plan

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

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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Shell floating LNG plant to use Veolia water purification technology

The MPPE unit will be used for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project in Australia, the largest offshore floating facility ever built at 488 meters long and 74 meters wide.
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AWWA names next president-elect

The American Water Works Association on Sunday announced that John Donahue, general manager of the North Park (Ill.) Public Water District, has been selected as the association’s next president-elect.
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Marcellus shale fracking threatens region’s wastewater systems, researchers find

Researchers at Duke and Kent State Universities have found that wastewater from Marcellus shale region hydraulic fracturing operations threatens to overwhelm the region’s wastewater disposal capacity.
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Renewable energy desalination project aims to improve water security in Middle East

Masdar, an Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company, has unveiled a pilot project to develop advanced energy-efficient seawater desalination technologies that can be powered by renewable sources.
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California wastewater plant unable to meet food processors' demand

Despite having a state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly wastewater treatment plant, Petaluma city, Calif., is already unable to meet the increasing demand from the city's booming food processing industry.
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Cape Cod to receive funding to develop wastewater management plan

Cape Cod may soon receive a $3.35 million grant from the state to help implement a regional wastewater plan.
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Torrential rainfall leads to massive sewage spill in Louisville

Approximately 95 million gallons of untreated wastewater and stormwater was released last weekend into local creeks and the Ohio River after the mechanical screening system at the Derek R. Guthrie Water Quality Treatment Center in Louisville, Ky., malfunctioned.
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Alberta to start public consultations of water management

Alberta's water management program is making progress but there is a lot of work still to be done, especially in terms of outcome measurements.
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