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Widening gap between water demand, supply drives India's desalination market

India is among the most water stressed countries and industry demand for process water is increasing.
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PepsiCo unveils water monitoring tool

PepsiCo has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to develop a tool that can be used to forecast the availability of freshwater in water-scarce regions.
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Power plants to spend $35 billion on ultrapure water treatment in 2015

Power plants around the world will spend over $35 billion on new and existing water systems in 2015, according to a new report from The McIlvaine Company.
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Trans Energy agrees to settlement over pollution in West Virginia streams, wetlands

Trans Energy Inc. has agreed to restore streams and wetlands that were harmed by its natural gas extraction activities in West Virginia.
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Global shale developments face water stress

Water risk is a significant challenge when it comes to shale gas development, the World Resources Institute (WRI) said this week.
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Underwater grass regrowth improves water quality in Chesapeake Bay

Underwater grasses near the mouth of the Susquehanna River have made a major comeback in the last decade thanks to reductions in nutrient pollution, stimulating further improvements in the quality of the water.
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USDA to invest $45 million to protect Lake Champlain from farm runoff

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide up to $45 million to protect soil and water quality from farm runoff entering Lake Champlain in Vermont over the next five years.
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NSF develops standard to measure effectiveness of water treatment devices

Global public health and safety organization NSF International has developed the first American National Standard, validating the effectiveness of water treatment devices designed to reduce trace levels of contaminants in drinking water.
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Arkansas Natural Resources Commission secures $9.2 million EPA grant

The proceeds will be used for projects, such as replacing sewer lines, improving wastewater treatment facilities and upgrading collection systems.
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Largest desalination plant in Western Hemisphere to be operational ahead of schedule

The largest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere, which is currently being constructed in Carlsbad, California, could be operational three months ahead of schedule.
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