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Water & Wastewater

For both develop and developing economies there is no more vital issue than to guarantee their populations and industries safe and adequate water supplies. Process industries face further challenges, to cost-effectively secure water at the quality called for by the process, and to deal with complex produced water issues, either my minimizing its generation or effectively dealing with its treatment.

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Missouri poultry farm reaches agreement with EPA over water pollution

May 20, 2014
A Missouri-based poultry company has agreed to settle violations of the Clean Water Act and pay a $47,700 civil penalty for illegal wastewater discharges.
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Rudy Giuliani to speak at AWWA conference in Boston

April 29, 2014
Rudolph Giuliani will address more than 2,000 water professionals on June 9, during the opening general session of the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition.
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Water management projects key for Louisiana's economy

April 23, 2014
The state has been busy dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and much of the work linked with that has revolved around water management projects, such as improving interior drainage systems and the New Orleans area levee system.
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GE, Saudi Aramco launch project to improve desalination technologies

April 22, 2014
Saudi Aramco and GE will award a $200,000 grant to the winners of a competition for the best desalination technology ideas that can lower costs and improve efficiencies.
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Veolia outlines strategic move towards mining industry

April 16, 2014
French water and environmental services giant Veolia Environnement SA is looking to increase its share of sales to the mining industry.
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USGS blames oil drilling for water contamination in Montana

April 15, 2014
USGS researchers said that disposal of brine water from oil operations for decades has affected the quality of both private drinking water wells and public water supply wells.
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Researchers use bacteria to remove lead from wastewater

March 31, 2014
Chinese researchers claim that they have engineered bacteria that can efficiently remove lead from wastewater from various industrial processes.
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Duke Energy under scrutiny over discharge into North Carolina river

March 19, 2014
While North Carolina authorities and federal agencies are investigating the toxic coal ash spill from Duke Energy's power plant into the Dan River last month, the company may still be discharging harmful chemicals into waterways.
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California brewery benefits from wastewater-to-energy system

March 13, 2014
A California brewery has deployed an innovative wastewater-to-energy system that uses bioelectric technology to simultaneously treat water and generate renewable biogas.
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Global smart water management market to grow by 17.2% annually

March 12, 2014
Despite the robust average growth rate, regional adoption of smart water management technology is predicted to vary significantly.
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