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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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Scotland to review rules on sewage sludge use

Rules relating to the use of sewage sludge on agricultural land are to be reviewed by the Scottish government.
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Soil reverses toxic effects of urban stormwater runoff

Allowing stormwater to filter through a simple column of soil has a dramatic effect on the quality of the water, a new study reveals.
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Tests suspended at Australian fracking site after toxic chemicals found in water

Australia's AGL Energy Limited said on Tuesday that it has suspended production testing at a pilot coal seam gas field after dangerous chemicals were detected in water samples.
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New grants to help protect, restore wetlands

Six projects across the United States will share $1 million of funding to help protect and restore wetland areas.
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Rules tightened on UK fracking

New conditions will have to be met by operators seeking to drill for shale gas in the United Kingdom.
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Dead zones between dams linked with decline of Missouri River pallid sturgeon

Dam-induced changes in the Missouri River have led to a decline in the pallid sturgeon population, researchers say.
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Waste from olive oil production turned into power

Waste from olive oil processing can be converted into energy for fuel cells, helping to power the processing plant and also reducing environmental damage.
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High levels of ammonium, iodide found in oil & gas wastewater

Wastewater from oil and gas operations in two states has been found to contain high levels of potentially hazardous contaminants.
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Advances in passive aeration improve secondary wastewater treatment

Secondary wastewater treatment is getting better and more efficient, thanks to new technologies that incorporate passive aeration and process control.
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New adsorbent removes radioactive elements from contaminated water

A new material developed in Japan is expected to help remove radioactive contaminants from discharge water at the country's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which suffered serious damage in the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011.
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