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China's wastewater treatment industry outlook revealed

October 28, 2013
China's wastewater treatment is lagging behind that of developed countries but its wastewater treatment capacity has increased over recent years, growing at an average annual rate of 14% between 2005 and 2012.
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Chicago to launch major stormwater management system upgrade

October 15, 2013
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced the launch of a $50 million fund that will support infrastructural projects designed to improve systems to capture, store and filter stormwater.
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Wastewater spill closes Hawaii's Puhi Bay

October 8, 2013
A discharge of partially treated wastewater into the waters of Puhi Bay, Hawaii, in September led to a ban on all activities in the bay, including swimming, fishing and boating.
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Georgia, South Carolina locked in battle over freshwater source

October 8, 2013
Georgia and South Carolina have spent years trying to reach an agreement on how to use water resources in the Upper Floridan Aquifer sparingly and in a way which is fair to both states.
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Desalinated water accounts for 98.8% of Dubai's water supply

October 1, 2013
Dubai is one of the pioneers in desalination technology and communities from water-deprived areas have been turning to the city for advice and good practices.
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London needs different approach to sewage spill problem, expert says

October 1, 2013
Proposed plans for London's super sewer may not be as effective as many people believe and an alternative solution should be considered.
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Explosion at wastewater treatment plant kills worker

September 25, 2013
A 58-year-old construction worker was killed in an explosion at a wastewater treatment plant in the village of Canastota, N.Y., on Sept. 11 while welding a pipe into a tank.
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Deadly amoeba found in Louisiana parish water supply kills boy

September 20, 2013
A deadly parasite that can severely affect the brain if inhaled has been found in the drinking water supply system in St Bernard Parish, La., after the death of a four-year-old boy.
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New technology converts biosolids into hydrogen for electricity production

September 18, 2013
New technology that converts wastewater biosolids into hydrogen gas is going to be demonstrated in a $1.75 million project developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Miami-based Chemergy Inc.
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Desalination plants to become more common in UK, study predicts

September 17, 2013
The Institution of Chemical Engineers is predicting that desalination plants could become more common on UK coastlines and estuaries by 2050 as population growth and the effects of climate change places increasing pressure on water supplies.
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