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  1. Report: Invest In Tracking Systems And Address Data Privacy Concerns
    2/7/2019

    California should invest in modern water-use tracking systems and address privacy concerns as part of a larger data-focused initiative to get a better grip on its constrained water resources, according to a report that could have repercussions beyond the state.

  2. How The Low Price Of Water 'Causes' Water Scarcity
    1/29/2019

    “How can a coastal city that is flanked by an almost endless bank of water have water scarcity problems?”

  3. Ganges: Sewers Could Be Making Water Quality Of India's Great River Worse
    1/24/2019

    The Ganges is a lifeline for millions of people who live within its catchment as a source of water, transport, and food. During the Hindu pilgrimage known as Kumbh Mela, the Ganges plays host to the largest human gathering on Earth as 120 million people arrive to bathe in the river over 49 days.

  4. How Oil & Gas States Did (And Did Not) Protect Land And Water In 2018
    1/11/2019

    Keeping an eye on what happens with domestic oil and gas regulation is a bit like herding cats. We’ve seen encouraging progress on air quality issues related to oil and gas, but an equally critical front that’s seen major action is protection of our land and water resources.

  5. Restoring Rio de Janeiro’s Forests Could Save $79 Million In Water Treatment Costs
    1/9/2019

    Rio de Janeiro boasts the world's largest water treatment plant, and it's working overtime. The Guandu Water Treatment Station provides 90 percent of the city of Rio's water, and it's increasingly grappling with water quality problems. One challenge is that forest loss and landscape degradation upstream of the city is causing soil erosion, which generates more pollution, and fills reservoirs with sediment instead of water.

  6. EPA-New Mexico Wastewater Report Is A Conversation Starter, Not The Final Word
    1/4/2019

    When it comes to answering questions about whether the oil and gas industry’s wastewater can be safely reused for other purposes, like food crops, livestock, or even drinking water, there are a number of other serious factors to be considered.

  7. The Next Turn For 'Waters of the United States'
    1/2/2019

    After the Supreme Court, in its 2006 Rapanos v. United States decision, admonished the U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to once and for all come up with an acceptable definition of “waters of the United States,” which is the linchpin for all regulation under the Clean Water Act, the agencies, nine years later, finalized regulations redefining that term in their 2015 Rule. 

  8. New Research Shows That Exposure To Chemicals Like BPA Disrupts Microbial Communities In Zebrafish
    12/18/2018

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s. In recent years, science has shown that exposure to BPA and its alternatives can result in possible human health effects. Adverse effects on neurodevelopment, behavior, metabolism, and the immune and cardiovascular systems have been found in human and animal models. As a result, regulators and researchers are interested in learning more about bisphenol chemicals.

  9. EPA Uses Floating Vegetated Islands To Remove Excess Nutrients From Water
    12/4/2018

    Harmful algal blooms — the overgrowth of algae in water — are a major problem across the nation. Blooms occur when excess nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), combine with sunlight, and warm temperatures in water bodies. They can cause severe, negative impacts on aquatic ecosystems, the economy, and human health.

  10. Trouble In Paradise, And A Plan To Alleviate It
    12/4/2018

    While San Diego has a reputation for beautiful weather in a sunny seaside setting, its growing population in the southernmost area of rain-starved California is a recipe for trouble in paradise. That challenge has spurred the creation of Pure Water San Diego — a multi-phase, multi-year program with the goal of using recycled water for up to one-third of San Diego’s water supply by the year 2035.