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Drinking Water

US drinking water contains toxic chemicals, environmental group claims

Drinking water supplied to more than a 100 million Americans contains toxic carcinogens, a new report by environmental health research organization the Environmental Working Group claims.
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Australian company develops wave-powered desalination method

An Australian water solutions company has announced the development of the first ever wave-powered desalination technology, which promises to make the desalination process fully sustainable.
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Minnesota water company trials new biotech process for removing pollutants

A Minnesota-based water company is experimenting with an advanced reverse osmosis technology designed to treat drinking water.
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China set to become leader in packaged water consumption

China is set to become the world's biggest consumer of packaged water, dethroning the United States from the top by the end of the year.
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One Water Leadership Summit to take place in Los Angeles

The U.S. Water Alliance will convene the 4th annual One Water Leadership Summit (formerly called the Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference), in Los Angeles, on Sept. 23-26, 2013.
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Researchers in Singapore develop water treatment method using tomato and apple peels

Ramakrishna Mallampati, a PhD candidate and lead researcher, says he wanted to develop a technique using materials that are easily accessible to address global potable water shortages.
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Xylem to provide technology for Sweden's largest UV disinfection project

White Plains, N.Y.-based water technology company Xylem Inc. has won a contract to provide ultraviolet (UV) drinking water treatment technology to the largest UV disinfection project to date in Sweden.
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Severn Trent Services donates water treatment system to Haitian teaching hospital

Severn Trent Services recently partnered with a global humanitarian organization to install and commission a sodium hypochlorite generation disinfection system for the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Mirebalais, Haiti.
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Researchers develop new desalination method

The team of scientists claim that the process eliminates the need for membranes by separating salt from water at the microscale.
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Researcher points to natural gas wells as drinking water pollution source

Elevated levels of methane and other stray gases have been found in drinking water near natural gas wells in Pennsylvania's gas-rich Marcellus shale region, according to new research.
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