Desalination global news round-up

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Join WWi chief editor Tom Freyberg for a round-up of the latest global desalination news stories in the video newscast below.

Headlines include:

- LG Chem sets sights on reverse osmosis (RO) global number one spot after NanoH2O buy

- Bahrain ship yard to get $8.6 million RO plant under BOT contract

- Procurement set to start on 30,000 m3/day IWP in Oman

- China increases desalination capacity by 16% in 2013

- Renewable desalination to focus in Middle East conference discussion.

 

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TODAY'S HEADLINES

Major CA groundwater storage project for drought, emergencies underway

A groundwater supply project by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission that will provide a water "savings account" to protect against future drought and earthquakes in the Bay Area has completed environmental review and is moving forward to construction later this year.

Study estimates total mass of oil reaching Gulf shore in wake of Deepwater Horizon spill

A research team from the New Jersey Institute of Technology has estimated the total mass of oil that reached the Gulf of Mexico shore in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill, which occurred in April of 2010.

Gas leaks from faulty fracking wells linked to groundwater contamination, finds study

A new study has found that improved construction standards for cement well linings and casings at hydraulic fracturing sites is the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking water wells associated with fracking.

New book implores industry leaders to reexamine relationship with water

The Water Innovation Project released a new water book for preorder, titled "Damned If We Don't! Ideas for accelerating change around water," focused on water-related issues and stories from authors representing ideas of better managing the industry's relationship with water.

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