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Australian researchers develop energy-saving desalination method

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A team of researchers at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), claim they have developed a method that could reduce energy consumption by up to 80 percent.
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EPA requires Pennsylvania municipalities to improve stormwater management

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The federal agency's orders are intended to enhance the state's efforts to implement efficient stormwater management practices across all communities and to improve water quality in waterways.
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Water scarcity could lead to political conflicts, expert warns

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World Water Council President Benedito Braga said the biggest risk for conflict is predicted around the Tigris-Euphrates and Nile River basins.
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Survey reveals trends in US fracking wastewater regulation

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The role of hydraulic fracturing for the growth of the U.S. energy sector is undeniable but states seem to have widely divergent views when it comes to the technology in general and to fracking wastewater regulation in particular.
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US demand for water treatment equipment to rise 6% annually through 2017

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Demand for water treatment equipment in the United States is expected to grow by an average annual rate of 5.9 percent, reaching a total value of $13 billion in 2017.
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Missouri files lawsuit against Tyson Foods over water contamination

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Missouri's Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit against Tyson Foods, accusing the company of illegally discharging untreated industrial wastewater into Clear Creek in the southwestern part of the state.
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Study examines factors influencing amount of carbon in large US rivers

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The movement of carbon in the Colorado and Missouri Rivers follows different patterns but is governed by a combination of natural factors and human activities.
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More than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals released into US waterways in 2012, study finds

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A recent study published by non-profit environmental protection organization Environment America has found that more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals were released into U.S. waterways in 2012.
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New Hampshire student to represent US in International Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition

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Deepika Kurup from Nashua, New Hampshire, was named the U.S. winner of the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) -- the most prestigious international competition for water-related research.
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Extracting oil, precious metal from wastewater to thrive in next few years

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Recovery of various substances from wastewater is likely to pick up over the next few years, as commodity prices increase and technology for resources recovery from wastewater keeps improving.
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