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Permian Oil Boom Uncorks Multibillion-Dollar Water Play

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Producing oil produces even more water. Getting rid of it is a large and expanding business.

EPA Says It Will Regulate Two PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water

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The EPA’s PFAS action plan includes steps for regulation, monitoring, detection, and cleanup.

With Rising Temperatures, Stark Changes Ahead for Asia’s Water Tower

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The melting of the Hindu Kush Himalaya region will alter water supplies for a quarter of the planet’s people.

Despite Unity of Purpose, Familiar Schisms Appear As California Lawmakers Rekindle Clean Water Funding Debate

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Three options on are the table for helping water utilities deliver clean water.

HotSpots H2O: Resource Conflicts Rattle Nigeria in Lead-Up to Elections

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Conflict between farmers and herders over water and pasture shook Nigeria in recent years, leaving more than 1,500 people dead in 2018.

With Water Leasing Vote, Colorado River Indian Tribes Will Seek Consequential Legal Change

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Having gained an endorsement from its members, a tribe with one of the largest and most secure claims to water in the Colorado River basin will seek approval from Congress to lease water for use off of its riverside reservation.

Cleaner Coal Ash Disposal Gets Bipartisan Support in Virginia

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Virginia’s toxic legacy of storing coal ash in unlined pits near Chesapeake Bay rivers could be put to rest by a bill that now has bipartisan support.
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HotSpots H2O: In Test of Regional Water Cooperation, Pakistan Inspects Indian Hydropower Projects

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India and Pakistan will rekindle the cooperative spirit of a nearly six-decade-old river-sharing treaty this week, when a delegation from Pakistan inspects two Indian hydropower projects along the Chenab River.

Water Utilities Call on Big Data to Guide Pipe Replacements

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The drinking water industry says aging infrastructure is its top challenge. Can AI help?

Desalination Has a Waste Problem

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Brine production is 50 percent higher than was assumed, UN study finds.

HotSpots H2O: Massive Fish Kills Fuel Anger Over Murray-Darling Basin Management

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Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin is mired in another controversy following recent fish kills. Up to one million fish are dead.

U.S. Governors Detail Water Priorities for 2019

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State of the State speeches highlight diverse budget and policy goals.