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Corrosion a Problem, Plains Pipeline to Upgrade 10,000 Miles of Line

To resolve Clean Water Act issues related to 10 crude oil spills in four states, Houston-based Plains Pipeline will pay a $3.25 million penalty and install controls or new pipe to prevent future spills.

AWWA Plans Public Outreach for Conservation Webcast

Details on how to register for the Aug. 25 webcast are available on the American Water Works Association website.

Water and Biodiversity Issue Now Available

"Science for Environment Policy" is offered free from the European Commission DG's Environment.

EPA Approves Iowa's List of Impaired Waters

Iowa's environmental agency has identified 183 waterbodies that need water quality improvements.

Agency Opens 'Climate Ready' Water Utilities Toolbox

The searchable database will help water utilities identify relevant impacts and help them target their responses.

Laredo Breaks Ground on Brackish Water Purification Plant

Terrabon's AdVe technology will increase water supply at the Santa Isabel Water Treatment Plant.

University of Arkansas graduate student Rose Feinstein sets up the laser level for a survey.

Geoscience Team Gauges Stream Depths, Differences

University of Arkansas researchers took a look at streams and land use surveys to determine that restoration of urban streams cannot be based on the characteristics of streams in agricultural or forested settings.

Birds and other wildlife are being cleaned after Enbridge oil spill

Update: Enbridge President Says Company Is Committed to Cleanup

The company is working with Focus Wildlife, the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to minimize the impact on birds and wildlife in the area. A bird and wildlife rehabilitation center is now operational.



Tune in to EPA's Water Quality Teleconferences

The federal agency is providing a review of current regulation and a summary of the revisions the agency is considering on Aug. 24 and 26.

2.6 Billion Sanitation Business Opportunities

2010 World Toilet Summit Comes to Philadelphia

The summit will be hosted by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers Oct. 30 through Nov. 3.

SAWS Earns Permits for One of Its Largest Water Supplies

The project will bring Carrizo Aquifer Supply to San Antonio, enough water for 40,000 households per year.

Australia Opens Centre of Excellence in Desalination

CH2M Hill provides design consulting for pilot-scale testing and research facility at the hub of the Centre.

NRDC: In 40 Years Water Demand to Exceed Supply in 14 States

A Tetra Tech analysis found that the Great Plains and the Southwest are at extreme risk for water sustainability.

Senate Bill Would Fund R&D for Natural Processes against Stormwater

Udall, Whitehouse bill would establish regional Centers of Excellence for green infrastructure.

ORSANCO Proposes Changes, Alliance Fears Mercury Pollution in River

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is responding to a gap in technology while the Kentucky Waterways Alliance voices its concern for the river.

University of Adelaide Tries Ultrasound on Blue Green Algae

Researchers hope to find the amplitudes and frequences that will immobilize cyanobacteria without release its toxins.

Inge Watertechnologies to Supply Ultrafiltration for Tangshan Plant

In the city of Tangshan on the Yellow Sea, the Chinese plant constructor Hangzhou Xidoumen is building a 110,000 cubic meters per day seawater treatment plant.

NWF, Sierra Club Offer Ways for Texas to Lower Outdoor Water Use

Better irrigation, drought-tolerant grasses, and rainwater harvesting are a few of the suggestions from the "Sprayed Away" report.

Turman Commercial Painters Use Water Purification to Filter Wash Water

The painting company has invested in a system that turns sludgy, paint-wash residue into clear water and harmless solids.

UL Develops New Methods for Identifying Emerging Contaminants

The two new methods provide analytical services for such contaminants as pharmaceutical and personal care products.

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