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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

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.

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.

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.

Web Forum Seeks Input on How to Best Protect America's Waters

Until its April conference, EPA is seeking ideas about how to restore the nation's waters and create sustainable communities.

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.

EPA Accepting WaterSense Award Applications

Manufacturers, irrigation partners, retailer/distributors, and promotional partners are recognized for water-efficient products and practices.

PUC Grants United Water Pennsylvania Rate Increase

The company says the increase covers the costs for water quality and supply source improvements.

Associations Tout Increase in Water Monitoring Participation

More than 120,000 people on six continents monitored the condition of their local waterbodies in 2009, an increase of 67 percent over the previous year.

New Law Would Authorize, Fund Great Lakes' Cleanup

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, led by EPA, would target the most significant chemical, biological, and physical problems in the system.

Study: Maurepas Swamp, Marshes Dying for Lack of Fresh Water

A Southeastern Louisiana University study says that fresh water, either from the Mississippi River or other sources, is needed to sustain the second largest coastal forest in the state.

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