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EPA proposes updates to stormwater permit rules

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has presented its draft proposal on stormwater permitting regulation and has opened the proposed rules for public comment.
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China's wastewater treatment industry outlook revealed

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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