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Water & Wastewater


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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China arrested 186 people for environmental violations in 2013

June 30, 2014
As part of a nationwide campaign carried out in 2013 by local environmental authorities, over 3,500 businesses and workshops were closed after some 6,500 instances of environmental problems were detected.
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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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China to combat illegal wastewater discharges

June 2, 2014
Premier Li Keqiang said in a State Council meeting on energy saving and emission reduction that China aims to tackle the problem and hopes to deal a serious blow to polluters.
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Canadian researchers work on new water treatment method to cut carbon dioxide emissions

May 22, 2014
Researchers at the University of British Columbia are working on a new technology that uses carbon dioxide and wastewater from oil and gas operations to produce reusable water.
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Global demand for water to outstrip supply by 2030, report warns

May 15, 2014
By 2030, global demand for water is projected to outstrip supply by as much as 40 percent, which would lead to dramatic political and sociological developments.
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South Africa to produce potable water from mine drainage

May 2, 2014
South Africa's government is mulling over plans to treat the water leaking from numerous gold mines to help meet drinking water demand.
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Almost 60% of China's water is contaminated, government report finds

April 28, 2014
More than half of China's water reserves are moderately or heavily contaminated, a government report has revealed.
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Oil leak contaminates Chinese city's water supply

April 24, 2014
The city of Lanzhou is in the midst of a serious drinking water crisis as a crude oil pipe leak has contaminated water supplies with a highly toxic chemical.
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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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