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Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

Apr 2, 2015 Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., D-Calif., issued the following news release:Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced actions that will save water, increase enforcem...

Lack of votes holding up bill that could stave off water lawsuit for El Paso County

Apr 2, 2015 DENVER - It's a "no-brainer" to pass a law this session that protects fire mitigation efforts in El Paso County from the threat of water rights enforcement, said Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R- Sterling. But his bill is facing an uphill battle."We're st...

Virginia Household Water Quality Program to Host Upcoming Water Clinics

Apr 2, 2015 Virginia Tech issued the following news release:Do you know what's in your water?The Virginia Household Water Quality Program is hosting drinking water clinics in 44 counties around the commonwealth this year. Homeowners will receive practical inf...

Germany restricts fracking but doesn't ban it

Apr 2, 2015 The German cabinet drew up rules Wednesday on the hitherto unregulated technology of "fracking" in Germany, narrowly restricting its use, but stopping short of an outright ban. Under the law, fracking will be banned in specified regions "to protec...

Washington: Detroiters Need an Income-Based Approach to Water Bills

Apr 1, 2015 Food & Water Watch has issued the following news release: The water crisis in Detroit is not over. In fact, residential shut-offs are poised to continue this spring. To save lives, and to begin to satisfy the city’s dire water infrastru...

Alabama Environmental Management Department's Air Program Issues Notice of Application for Underground Injection Control (UIC) Permit and Request for Comments-Madison County

Apr 1, 2015 Alabama Department of Environmental Management issued the following public notice:Harvest Monrovia Water Sewer and Fire Protection Authority c/o Roger Raby, P O Box 329, Harvest, AL 35749, UIC Permit Number ALSI9945737 has applied for the issuance...

Huntsville Utilities selects Brasfield & Gorrie to build water treatment plant

Apr 1, 2015 Awarded the $83 million project through a competitive bidding process, Brasfield & Gorrie will begin work on the new Southeast Water Treatment Plant in March 2015. "As one of the nation's leading contractors in heavy civil construction, we loo...

Deputy UN chief calls for ‘hydro-diplomacy’ as world faces growing water shortages

Apr 1, 2015 United Nation News Center has issued the following news release:The international community must gear up for a new era of “hydro-diplomacy” as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension...

Masdar Institute ensuring safety of crops grown with treated waste water in UAE

Apr 1, 2015 ABU DHABI, 31st March 2015 (WAM) --- Desalination was the first major technological innovation that allowed the UAE to overcome its freshwater resource scarcity to achieve greater quality of life. The next innovative breakthrough that will dynamic...

AfDB Board approves US $123.77 million for Angola Urban Water Project

Apr 1, 2015