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Harnessing Wastewater as a Resource for Development

By Simone Schenkel

A recent UN-Water Analytical Brief argued for a paradigm shift in global water politics, starting with a dedicated water goal that explicitly recognizes wastewater as a viable alternative water source in the post-2015 Development Agenda. 690 more words

Policy Perspectives

More than 11,000 gallons of wastewater spills in Lahaina

On Maui more than 11,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation facility.

Officials say it was caused by mechanical failure at the plant head-works at about 8 a.m. 24 more words


Sewage Analysis predicts city obesity rate with 81 to 89 percent accuracy - says U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee researcher Ryan Newton

Mother Jones: If someone were to ask you what distinguishes skinny cities with from fat ones, you might think of the prevalence of fast food joints, the average length of automobile commutes, or the relative abundance of parks and jogging trails. 89 more words


Glow in the dark tampons identify sewage pollution in rivers

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Tampons may not be an obvious scientific tool, but engineers from the University of Sheffield have been using them to identify where waste water from baths, washing machines, sinks and showers is polluting our rivers and streams. 594 more words


Wastewater superintendent indicted for falsifying reports 

Originally posted at www.TPOmag.com

By Jennifer West

A South Dakota man faces charges for falsifying pollution control reports, and a new study says chlorine might be causing problems in our treatment systems. 138 more words

Public Relations

Nebraska Man Asks Oil Commission Just One Question: 'Would You Drink It?'

James Osborn has just one question: “Would you drink it?”

“It” being a mysterious brown sludge — allegedly fracking fluid — that Osborn brought in a foam cup to a public hearing in Sidney, Nebraska, in front of the… 150 more words


Virginia Toxics Release Inventory Report for 2013 Data Released March 27, 2015, by Va. DEQ

On March 27, 2015, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced publication of the latest annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), covering data reported for 2013.  380 more words