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Water & Wastewater

Hitachi, Veolia to build pretreatment facilities for desalination plant in Iraq

Hitachi, Ltd. and Veolia Environnement have won a contract to build pretreatment facilities for a large-scale desalination plant in Basrah, Iraq.
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Portugal faces EU action over inadequate wastewater treatment

Portugal has been criticized by the European Commission for poor implementation of the European Union's Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive.
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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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World's largest water recycling facility to be built in Sydney, Australia

A new water recycling facility to be built in Sydney, Australia, will be the largest of its kind in the world, according to Sydney Water.
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Australia's Seqwater reverses flow to send water to dry north

Seqwater, the water utility in South East Queensland, Australia, is reversing its Northern Pipeline Interconnector (NPI) this week for the first time, in order to supply water from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast.
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One in four big cities globally faces water stress

Tokyo, Delhi, Mexico City, Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow are among the cities that face the biggest water stress.
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China arrested 186 people for environmental violations in 2013

As part of a nationwide campaign carried out in 2013 by local environmental authorities, over 3,500 businesses and workshops were closed after some 6,500 instances of environmental problems were detected.
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Water contamination causes deadly diarrhea outbreak in South Africa

Water contamination in the North West province of South Africa has led to a diarrhea outbreak that killed three infants and sent dozens more to hospital.
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China to combat illegal wastewater discharges

Premier Li Keqiang said in a State Council meeting on energy saving and emission reduction that China aims to tackle the problem and hopes to deal a serious blow to polluters.
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Canadian researchers work on new water treatment method to cut carbon dioxide emissions

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are working on a new technology that uses carbon dioxide and wastewater from oil and gas operations to produce reusable water.
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