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Our global water resources are unique in that all living things hold some stake in them. And for both developed and developing economies there is no more vital issue than to guarantee their populations and industries safe and adequate water supplies.

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EPA proposes strontium regulation in drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to regulate strontium, a naturally occurring element, in drinking water.
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New research aims to measure impact of conservation actions on water quality

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to measure the impact of farmers' conservation practices on water quality.
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Arizona, Nevada get EPA funds to improve water quality, infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing millions of dollars in funding to improve water quality and infrastructure in Arizona and Nevada.
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Sewage leak pollutes Maryland stream

An estimated 17,553 gallons of raw sewage leaked into a stream in Maryland over the course of eight days.
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New plant to reuse carbon from cement manufacturing

A new carbon capture and utilization facility will open in San Antonio, Texas, this week with the aim of generating a profit from carbon dioxide (CO2) that previously would have been released into the atmosphere.


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Portugal faces EU action over inadequate wastewater treatment

Portugal has been criticized by the European Commission for poor implementation of the European Union's Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive.
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Smart H2O Summit to focus on solving critical water infrastructure challenges

Smart H2O Summit, a new conference and exposition being launched next Aug. 17-19 in San Francisco, as created to help communities and select business sectors solve their critical water infrastructure challenges through innovative new global technologies and solutions.
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Report assesses mercury contamination in streams

Understanding the sources of mercury can help water resource managers identify which watersheds are most vulnerable to mercury contamination.
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USGS provides grants for university water studies

Four universities across the United States have been awarded nearly $1 million to conduct research on water management and water quality.
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Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to toxic algae blooms, study suggests

Attention has been focused on water quality in Lake Erie since early August, when algal toxins from the lake got into the water supply for Toledo, Ohio.
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