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Compactors to Help Improve East Russia City's Waste Disposal

Khabarovsk, Russia looked to sister-city, Portland, Ore., for better waste collection and disposal methods and plans to incorporate pre-load compactors into its waste transfer system.

Metro Water Board Orders another Year of Mandatory Conservation

Environmental restrictions in the Northern California supply are perpetuating shortage conditions and driving costs higher, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California says.

EPA Signs Sustainability Pact with Hartz Mountain Industries

N.J. real estate developer plans to cut energy and water use on its properties across the state.

The View from Kenya on World Water Monitoring Day

An environmental journalist makes a UNEP-sponsored field visit to Mariakani to see first hand how scarce fresh water is and how that affects the people of the village.

Abu Dhabi Utility Uses Model to Forecast Water Demand

Palisade Corp. says its Monte Carlo simulation helps cut the costs of desalination.

Testing Method Detects Gadolinium to Find Sewage

Gadolinium, a key indicator of wastewater contamination at low levels, helps treatment plants identify bacteria in recycled water.

Decentralized Wastewater Management E-Handbook Available

Intended for health departments, wastewater system managers, and local governments, the e-handbook includes case studies and examples of successful management programs.

Westlands Water District Funds Pilot Using Salt-CO2 Conversion

The project will provide farmers with a new source of clean water by concentrating and converting waste salts from drainage water into clean chemicals.



Environmental Science Winners Focus on Drugs in Water, PAHs

The Association for Environmental Health & Sciences Foundation and Adventus Group recognize student leaders at annual conference.

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Carnegie Mellon Study Measures Industry's Water Use

Using a computer model, the researchers estimated water use among 400 industry sectors and found that most use occurs indirectly as a result of processing.

EPA Proposes Veto of Spruce No. 1 Surface Mine Permit

The agency says the project would bury more than 7 miles of headwater streams, impact 2,278 acres of forestland, and degrade stream water quality

WERF Offers $100,000 Award for Groundbreaking Research

Submissions for the Water Environment Research Foundation's Paul L. Busch Award must be submitted by June 1.

Agency Schedules More Hearings for Florida Water Comments

Florida residents will have three more chances to air their comments starting April 13 at Fort Myers.

AWWA Webcasts Set for March 31, April 7

The American Water Works Association will present information on "Water Resource Strategies for Climate Change and Shortages" and "Disinfection Byproducts: Recent Research Raises Concerns."

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USAID, Coca-Cola Add $12.7 M to Water Partnership

The boost to the Water and Development Alliance will support eight new multi-year programs in Africa.

Water Experts Offer Solutions in Conference Report

Five months after the Clean Water Act workshop, the Water Environment Federation and Duke University release a report that summarizes potential solutions to achieving long-term water quality goals.

WEF, IWA Name First World Water Day Winners

Groups and individuals were chosen for outstanding achievement in boosting awareness of water quality issues.

NuStar Pipeline to Pay Penalty, Install Alarms

The Texas-based pipeline company failed to have spill response plans at eight of its facilities and will pay a $450,000 civil penalty and $768,000 for a supplemental environmental project.

Agency Offers Revised Guidance on Public Notification Rule

EPA's handbooks target regions and states responsible for enforcing the Safe Drinking Water Act and offer guidance on public notification rule compliance.

Layne Christensen Commits to Cadiz Water Project

Based on the CH2M Hill study of natural recharge in the aquifer system, Cadiz is developing a groundwater management plan providing for the safe and environmentally-sound, long-term withdrawal of enough clean water.

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