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Florida should explore desalination options, expert says

Florida needs to focus on desalination and invest in projects that could turn seawater into freshwater as it is facing a serious water scarcity problem.
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60,000 gallons of effluent discharged into Chesapeake Bay

Approximately 60,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater were released into Chesapeake Bay on Friday as a result of Maryland's Chesapeake Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant failure to hold a large amount of rainfall over a short period of time.
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New Jersey wastewater plant uses anaerobic digestion to produce power

The Village of Ridgewood, N.J., has launched a new project at the local wastewater treatment plant that entirely relies on renewable energy.
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India starts aquifer mapping project

India is looking for new ways to improve its water management. Under a new pilot project launched by the federal Ministry of Water Resources, aquifers across six areas will be mapped using aerial technology.
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Wastewater treatment plants remove only half of drugs in water

A new report reveals that not all prescription drugs and other chemicals are removed by water treatment plants, leaving a significant proportion of the chemicals in treated effluent.
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Vote on Huntington Beach desalination project delayed

Boston-based Poseidon Resources will have to put its plans to build the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere on hold, following the decision taken by the California Coastal Commission to delay its final decision on the application.
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EPA proposes updates to stormwater permit rules

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

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

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

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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