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Are Californians Suffering From Drought Fatigue?

Are Californians Suffering From Drought Fatigue?

California residents missed their water conservation targets in January 2016. This supports the findings of a Water District of Southern California survey, which discovered residents in their service area are suffering from "drought fatigue." An average of 17.1...

Water Treatment Plants: Source of Microplastics in Rivers

Water Treatment Plants: Source of Microplastics in Rivers

Wastewater treatment plants are able to remove 90 percent or more of the microplastics that enter them, but a "significant" number of microplastic particles still are released into rivers daily in treated wastewater. Roughly 15,000 to 4.5 million microplastic...

Growth Expected in Public-Private Partnership Water Projects

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

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

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 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...

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