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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.



EPA Proposes Use of Sufficiently Sensitive NPDES Test Methods

Minor amendments to the Clean Water Act require that only analytical test methods that can detect and measure pollutants at or below the respective water quality critieria can be used for NPDES permit application.

EPA Rejects Iowa's Designated Use Changes for 93 Waterbodies

The agency approved changes for 64 waterbodies and is finalizing action on 19 others.

Study Links Water Storage Contamination to Dirty Hands

Washing fecal contamination from hands should be investigated as a strategy to improve stored drinking water quality, researchers say.

IWA Recognizes Asia Pacific Water Engineering Projects

Singapore, Australia and The Philippines are among the winners who were announced during Singapore International Water Week 2010.

Watershed Academy Slates Shoreline Stewardship Webcast

EPA will host experts from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Maine at the July 15 online seminar.

Manufacturers in Oregon Must Collect Unused Paint

The Department of Environmental Quality has approved the pilot take-back program, which begins today.

CEMEX Invests in UK-wide Quarry Monitoring to Meet EPR, MCERTS

RS Hydro will install more than 250 flow monitoring stations for the cement supplier, using Siemens and Adcon technologies.

Agency Offers Guidance on Implementing CAFO Rule

The revised regulation requires CAFOs that discharge to seek coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

EPA Sets Meetings on Hydraulic Fracturing Research Study

The public is invited to various meetings in Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania and New York during the month of July.

Low Levels of Urban Development Disturb Aquatic Life, USGS Says

Covering 10 percent of a watershed with impervious cover can cause as much as one-third of a decline in pollution-sensitive aquatic insects.

Tampa Bay Water Needs Designer to Renovate Reservoir

The water wholesaler is inviting design-build entities to submit qualifications.

East Valley Water District Removes Uranium from Groundwater Well

Envirogen Technologies helps a California supplier treat contamination and bring decommissioned well back online.

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