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Waste Oil Harvested from Water Treatment Could Fuel U.S. Military Jets

Oils skimmed from wastewater treatment plant effluents could fuel military jets, according to a United States contractor developing biofuels for the government. Although Applied Research Associates (ARA) has successfully used plant matter such as mustard seed in its...

Arizona Group Using Beer to Win Acceptance for Wastewater Reuse

An Arizona group is leveraging interest in craft beer to educate the public about water scarcity and the growing need for water reuse by having the public taste brews created from treated wastewater. The Pima County Southwest Water Campus is aiming to eliminate...

New U.S. Administration Looks to Infrastructure PPPs

Millions of dollars in investment is needed to shore up infrastructure across the United States, including water-related projects. With a new federal administration preparing to take office, it appears a plan is in the works to fund $1 trillion in infrastructure...

Water Conservation Backslide Worries California Officials

With mandatory water conservation measures lifted, California officials worry water consumption could gradually increase. The state is still fighting water scarcity due to prolonged drought conditions. It appears a sixth year of drought is ahead, which some officials...

California Poised to Lead U.S. Water Reuse Market

Water scarcity is prompting interest in water reuse across the United States, where municipalities are increasingly adopting the practice. Municipal wastewater reuse capacity is expected to grow 58 percent between 2016 and 2026, with drought-weary California leading...

Colorado River Basin Faces Water Management Challenges

The Colorado River is the source of water for millions across the Southwest United States, but continued drought is bringing water management issues to the fore. Ensuring continued access to river water will require political leadership on a national level, according...

Global Market for Smart Water Management Technology Is Growing

The market for smart water technologies and services is expected to be robust with significant growth expected through 2025, according to a new analysis. The report, published by Navigant Research, looks at smart water network products and services, as well as issues...

Venture Capitalists Eye Waste Recycling

Venture capital firms invested $668 million to fund waste and recycling technologies in the United States and Europe between 2011 and 2016, according to a recent market analysis. The report from Lux Research -- "Observing Trends From VC Investment Activities to...

Promising Technologies Advance Potable Water Reuse

Water reuse has been becoming increasingly important around the world as populations grow and water supplies dwindle, so it's essential to have an adequate range of technologies that provide reliable water and wastewater treatment. Drinking water supplies typically...

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