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Water & Wastewater

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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Global demand for water to outstrip supply by 2030, report warns

By 2030, global demand for water is projected to outstrip supply by as much as 40 percent, which would lead to dramatic political and sociological developments.
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South Africa to produce potable water from mine drainage

South Africa's government is mulling over plans to treat the water leaking from numerous gold mines to help meet drinking water demand.
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Almost 60% of China's water is contaminated, government report finds

More than half of China's water reserves are moderately or heavily contaminated, a government report has revealed.
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Oil leak contaminates Chinese city's water supply

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

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

About 1.3 billion liters of drinking water every year are wasted in France due to water leaks.
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