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Environmental Issues

Growing consumer awareness of water supplies, usage, conservation, sustainability and waste have shifted thinking in the water treatment market.


Southern California aims to reduce water consumption

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Water utilities throughout California are working to satisfy a 2010 state mandate to reduce per capita urban water demand 20 percent by 2020.

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Follower profile: BARC

BIRMINGHAM — BARC, the Bay Area Restoration Council, represents the public interest in the revitalization of Hamilton Harbour and its watershed.

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Messe Frankfurt India’s environmental events showcase sustainable technologies

NEW DELHI — More than 50 companies from Canada, China, Finland, Israel, Spain and India displayed eco-innovations during Messe Frankfurt India’s environmental shows.

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USGS awards grants to four university programs

RESTON, Va. — Proposals from programs at Purdue University, University of Iowa, University of Maryland and the University of Nebraska were awarded approximately $1 million in  grants.

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EPA funds environmental improvement programs for Northern California tribes

SAN FRANCISCO — The announcement of the $5.4 million in funds was made at the 22nd annual Regional Tribal Conference in Sacramento, California.

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The global importance of hand-washing

RYE BROOK, N.Y. — Taking the solution into our own hands.

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WEF announces 2014 WEF Student Design Competition winners

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The competition, a program of WEF’s Students & Young Professionals Committee, promotes real-world design experience for students interested in pursuing an education and/or career in water/wastewater engineering and sciences.

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NGWA announces 2014 Technology Award recipient

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — James Rumbaugh, a hydrogeologist and groundwater modeler, is a national leader in the field of groundwater modeling and has performed modeling studies in the U.S., the Caribbean, Australia, Europe and Japan.

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2014 Texas Plant Protection Conference to focus on future water use

BRYAN, Texas — The 26th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference will take place Dec. 10-11, at the Brazos Center Future in Bryan, Texas.

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EPA awards grants for environmental improvement projects on U.S.-Mexico border

SAN DIEGO — The grants will be awarded in partnership with the North American Development Bank and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission to advance commitments in the U.S.–Mexico environmental collaboration known as the Border 2020 Program.

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