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Saudi Arabia to build world's largest desalination plant

The $7.2 billion facility is expected to produce more than one million cubic meters of desalinated water (264 million gallons) and 2,600MW of electricity daily.
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USDA announces record funding for rural water projects in 2014

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 116 projects aimed at improving water and wastewater services in rural areas will receive financial support.
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US Bureau of Reclamation offers $1.5 million for desalination research projects

The Bureau is looking for proposals from academic institutions, water and wastewater utilities and industry representatives on ways to address the country's desalination and water purification needs.
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Water management projects key for Louisiana's economy

The state has been busy dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and much of the work linked with that has revolved around water management projects, such as improving interior drainage systems and the New Orleans area levee system.
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Massachusetts desalination plant to compete for prestigious award

A desalination plant in Swansea, Mass., has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 Global Water Award given out by Global Water Intelligence.
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Texas to look into desalination options

Texas is considering desalination as a possible way out of the water scarcity crisis it is facing due to extensive drought.
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Ruptured pipeline causes major sewage spill near Philadelphia

Raw sewage recently spilled from a burst water main near Philadelphia, Pa., sending several million gallons of untreated waste into Valley Creek.
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Iowa utilities consider merger to cut costs

A group of water utilities from Iowa are examining the potential effect a partnership may have on costs and service quality.
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Slow growth predicted for Asia Pacific wastewater treatment industry

The Asia Pacific wastewater treatment and management industry is expected to register sluggish growth over the years through 2018.
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Solar desalination could cut costs, provide solution for drought-stricken areas

The drought in California may prove to be one of the biggest challenges the state has ever faced, as a number of experts predict that it may continue for years or even decades.
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