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Deadly amoeba found in Louisiana parish water supply kills boy

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

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

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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New Orleans presents $6.2 billion Urban Water Plan

Greater New Orleans, Inc. is to focus on resolving some of the most pressing issues in the area's water management system, concentrating on problems like street flooding, potholes and infrastructure, city officials stated when presenting the new Urban Water Plan last week.
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Demand for desalination in US grows

Desalination as a method to supply fresh water to communities has been developing over the past decade and demand for such services is still increasing.
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Human activity leads to changes in water chemistry, study finds

According to a new study from the University of Maryland, human activities are altering the chemistry of the Eastern U.S. waterways, putting local ecosystems and drinking water supplies at risk.
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Equipment failure causes Indiana wastewater plant discharge

Officials at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management believe that a discharge of partially treated wastewater into Indian Creek was due to a equipment failure at Carriage Estates treatment plant in West Lafayette.
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EU countries make progress in urban wastewater treatment

Despite the discrepancies observed among individual member states, the European Commission notes that the overall picture has improved and things are moving in the right direction.
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Xylem to equip UAE desalination plant with DAF pretreatment system

U.S.-based water technology developer Xylem has been chosen by Emirates Sembcorp Water & Power Company to equip its Fujairah 1 Independent Water and Power Plant (IWPP) with a dissolved air flotation (DAF) pretreatment system.
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San Francisco to upgrade biosolids digester facilities

Environmental engineering consulting firm Brown and Caldwell has been awarded an $80 million contract by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to provide planning and engineering services for the Southeast Plant Biosolids Digester Facilities Project.
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