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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.


EPA provides assistance to boost climate resilience for water utilities

WASHINGTON — Wastewater, stormwater and drinking water utilities in more than 20 communities will participate in a multiyear program to help prepare for potential impacts from climate change.

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The Water Innovation Project partners with Smart H2O Summit

SAN FRANCISCO — The Smart H2O Summit will take place Aug. 17-19, 2015, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

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‘60 Minutes’ features segment on turning wastewater into drinking water

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — The CBS News’ program “60 Minutes” featured a report on how one water district is recycling millions of gallons of wastewater a day into purified drinking water.

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WateReuse Research Foundation to participate in ‘Giving Tuesday’

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The WateReuse Research Foundation is asking for donations during “Giving Tuesday,” taking place Dec. 2, to help fund the launch of a comprehensive initiative educating the public on the importance of water reuse to protect the environment, economy and quality of life.

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Environment Agency awards Thames Estuary Asset Management program contract

LONDON — The Thames Estuary Asset Management program, developed by the Environment Agency, represents the first 10 years of the 100-year program, with a goal of protecting London and the Thames Estuary from current and future tidal flooding through 2100.

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New report outlines conservation priorities for the Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON — The 21-page report, “A Land Conservation Vision for the Gulf of Mexico Region,” unites multiple partners to identify priority focus areas for economic revival and land conservation in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Dow releases infographic on water reuse and global water scarcity

MIDLAND, Mich. — Dow Water & Process Solutions’ infographic highlights a three-step process of microfiltration, reverse osmosis (RO) and ultraviolet (UV) light to treat wastewater.

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Synagro Technologies welcomes new vice president and chief human resources officer

BALTIMORE, Md. — Mary Lynn Smedinghoff will be responsible for developing the strategic direction and formulation of all company human resource policies, systems, initiatives and procedures in alignment with the direction and expansion of Synagro Technologies.

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The Hamilton Project evaluates differences in U.S. water use

WASHINGTON — The Hamilton Project, using newly released data, presents an economic analysis and accompanying interactive feature to illustrate the variation in the level and nature of water use across the U.S.

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Largest city in South America impacted by water crisis

SÃO PAULO — São Paulo, Brazil, holds 12 percent of the world’s fresh water supply, more than any other country in the world.

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