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Oil leak contaminates Chinese city's water supply

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The city of Lanzhou is in the midst of a serious drinking water crisis as a crude oil pipe leak has contaminated water supplies with a highly toxic chemical.
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GE, Saudi Aramco launch project to improve desalination technologies

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Saudi Aramco and GE will award a $200,000 grant to the winners of a competition for the best desalination technology ideas that can lower costs and improve efficiencies.
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France wastes 20% of drinking water through leaky pipes

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About 1.3 billion liters of drinking water every year are wasted in France due to water leaks.
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Slow growth predicted for Asia Pacific wastewater treatment industry

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The Asia Pacific wastewater treatment and management industry is expected to register sluggish growth over the years through 2018.
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Nutrient pollution in EU drops despite manufacturing output increase

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Most European countries have made significant progress in tackling nutrient pollution in water, even though industry output in many sectors that contribute to contamination has increased in recent years.
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Beijing to develop water reclamation projects to reduce freshwater consumption

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The Beijing Water Authority has set out a plan to start the construction of 16 new water reclamation plants over the course of this year.
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Water scarcity drives Indian market for POE water treatment systems

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As its population keeps growing, India is finding it ever more difficult to meet the demand for clean drinking water.
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Canadian researchers find artificial sweeteners in river

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A team of Canadian researchers has detected high concentration levels of artificial sweeteners used in the food and beverage industry in the Grand River, near Ontario, suggesting that wastewater treatment plants are unable to remove them from the water supply system.
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Share of private ownership in desalination projects increases

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The Global Desalination Market Trends & Ownership Strategies 2014-2018 report found that the Middle East will continue to play a crucial role in the development of the desalination market.
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Greece faces fines for delayed wastewater treatment improvements

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Greece may face hefty fines from the European Commission (EC) over its failure to adequately deal with urban wastewater and for its poor standards of wastewater treatment.
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