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Western US rapidly using up groundwater supply, study finds

July 31, 2014
The Colorado River Basin lost nearly 53 million acre feet of freshwater over the past nine years, according to a new study by NASA and the University of California, Irvine.
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Majority of consumers happy with water quality, survey finds

July 29, 2014
A recent international survey found that U.S. consumers rank 22nd in the list of the countries that are most satisfied with the quality of their tap water.
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Coca-Cola provides safe tap water to Mexican schools

July 28, 2014
Coca-Cola is seeking to improve access to drinking water for Mexican schoolchildren by installing drinking fountains that not only provide tap water but also purify it.
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One in four big cities globally faces water stress

July 7, 2014
Tokyo, Delhi, Mexico City, Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow are among the cities that face the biggest water stress.
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Water scarcity could lead to political conflicts, expert warns

June 26, 2014
World Water Council President Benedito Braga said the biggest risk for conflict is predicted around the Tigris-Euphrates and Nile River basins.
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Santa Barbara ponders reactivating desalination plant

June 17, 2014
The city of Santa Barbara, California, is considering a huge investment that would bring an inactive desalination plant back into action, in an attempt to relieve the consequences of the ongoing drought.
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Third of private wells in Ireland contaminated with bacteria

June 12, 2014
Up to one in three private wells in Ireland are contaminated with E.coli bacteria, new data released by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency has revealed.
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Supreme Court ruling may block Camp Lejeune victims' claims

June 12, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina families can not pursue lawsuits against the company that was responsible for contaminating their drinking water decades ago.
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Water contamination causes deadly diarrhea outbreak in South Africa

June 5, 2014
Water contamination in the North West province of South Africa has led to a diarrhea outbreak that killed three infants and sent dozens more to hospital.
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Louisiana senators propose new water quality bills

May 29, 2014
Louisiana lawmakers are considering implementing measures that would ensure water utilities comply with higher water quality standards and would prevent delivery of tainted tap water to customers.
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