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Growth Expected in Public-Private Partnership Water Projects

The market for water-related public-private partnership projects is forecast to almost triple between 2016 and 2020, according to a new analysis by Bluefield Research. An average of 16 million cubic meters a day of new treatment capacity is expected to come online...

Washington Wastewater Treatment Fails to Remove Pharmaceuticals

Wastewater treatment facilities in the Puget Sound area of Washington State appear to be failing to remove a host of compounds that create a toxic soup for the area's salmon and other aquatic life. Prozac, Advil, Benadryl, Lipitor, caffeine, and cocaine are among the...

Water Scarcity Forecast to Affect Two-Thirds of World Population

A new analysis finds a very large number of people worldwide are at risk from severe water scarcity. Four billion people -- roughly two-thirds of the planet's population -- face severe water scarcity at least one month each year, according to newly published work...

Water Scarcity Plays Role in Zika Spread

Water scarcity is playing a pivotal role in the continued spread of the Zika virus, a mosquito-spread disease that the World Health Organization has called a worldwide public health emergency. The Zika virus is spread primarily by the Aedes aegypti, or yellow fever...

South African Drought Threatens Regional Food Security

The continuing drought in South Africa, the worst since 1982, not only has led to growing water scarcity, but it also has threatened food security. Agriculture is bearing the brunt of the persistent dry weather. Crops can typically be grown in South Africa just six...

New Legislation Supports Taiwan Water Reuse

Governments worldwide are being pressed to address water scarcity through a variety of means, including adopting conservation, spurring innovation, and creating comprehensive water management strategies supported through legislation, which is why the government of...

Desalination and Water Treatment for Midsize Projects

You probably have to dig pretty deeply if you're researching the state of the market for midsize desalination and other water treatment projects. Until about five years ago, this tier of the market simply didn't exist. Many water services companies and contractors are...

UAE Investigates Cloud-Seeding Technologies

Can you make it rain? The United Arab Emirates are investing heavily in the concept with the recent awarding of a $5 million research grant to develop technologies able to reliably create rain from the clouds. The approach is the latest attempt by the leadership of...

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