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'Snipe" is Britain’s First Sniffer Dog For Water Leaks

WARRINGTON

Snipe is Britain’s first sniffer dog trained to hound down water leaks. The 16-month-old cocker spaniel is chasing leads on burst pipes on behalf of a water company in the North West of England.

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Aerial Imagery Gives Insight to Water Trends?

LOGAN UT

Tyler King and Bethany Neilson, researchers at Utah State University, have developed a new method to estimate river discharge using aerial imagery gathered from helicopters and drones. Their new study, published Feb. 7, found that aerial imaging can be just as accurate as older, more expensive field methods in some cases.

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Honalonanupoopoo Hits Tourism

OAHU HI

Its reputation as a romantic island paradise is legendary, but Hawaii is facing an embarrassing problem with its sewage which could cost around US$1.75 billion to fix. Surfers and snorkellers have fallen victim to skin infections and the state’s drinking water, its coral reefs and famous beaches are all under threat because of a cesspool crisis.

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Saudi King Allocates Water to Support Desal

RIYADH

The Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has ordered allocation 175 million riyals to purchase desalinated water annually from mobile stations to meet the growing demand for desalinated water in Saudi Arabia.

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Irish Water: €2bn Needed to Ensure Dublin Does Not Run Out of Water

DUBLIN

Irish Water reportedly needs to plug a €2bn funding gap to ensure Dublin has enough supply. It is reported that Dublin could run out of water by 2025. A 170-km pipeline needs to be built to bring 330 million litres of water a day from the Shannon to ensure this does not happen,

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Kazakhstan to Reduce Reliance on River Water from China

BEIJING

Water sharing between countries that share rivers is a huge political challenge. In recent history there have been few cases where such disagreements have led to violence or military action. Still, reaching a satisfactory agreement on water allocation and quality control remains a big challenge for nation states.

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Plan for China to Ship Russian Water by the Tanker-load

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY

Russia has long been characterized as an exporter of oil and gas but it may just have found a new export item: drinking water. A Chinese firm, as yet unnamed, plans to supply water from the Russian Far East to southern provinces of the People’s Republic. The company’s plans are reportedly under discussion by regional authorities in Russia.

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EBRD, EIB, EU to Finance Development of Egypt's Lake Qarun

CAIRO

The government plans to sign a loan agreement worth €300m to develop Lake Qarun by the end of February. Government sources said that three parties will finance the project, including the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Union (EU).

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Namibia-Botswana Desal Plant Still on Track

WINDHOEK

The initial plans to jointly set up a multi-billion-dollar pipeline that will draw water from the Atlantic Ocean and be shared as desalinated water by Namibia and Botswana is still on the cards. This was reaffirmed by visiting Botswana President Lieutenant-General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, who is in Namibia on a two-day state visit.

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Netherlands to Support Vietnam Flood Mitigation

HO CHI MINH CITY

Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag has affirmed that the Netherlands is committed to working closely with the Vietnamese government to further deepen their bilateral cooperation, while creating favourable conditions for hi-tech enterprises in the field of water management and flood control of both sides to cooperate and solve issues related to flooding in u

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Thai Cabinet Approves Eastern Region Water Infrastructure Projects

BANGKOK

The cabinet Tuesday approved a water development plan for the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and infrastructure projects in the eastern region worth 33.5 billion baht for fiscal 2018.

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States, Greens Sue Trump over Obama EPA Water Rule Delay

WASHINGTON DC

Ten Democratic states and a coalition of environmental groups sued the Trump administration Tuesday for delaying enforcement of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule meant to protect waterways.

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Pakistan: Textile Company Pledges Water Conservation

REINACH

Archroma today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Pakistan). The MoU paves the way for formal cooperation between the two institutions in Pakistan, leading to projects mainly related to water conservation in the textile industry there.

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"Desire for Immortality" Helps Drive Bottled Water Sales

WATERLOO ON

A fear of dying plays a role in people buying bottled water, even though they know it may not be good for them or the planet, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. The study suggests that most bottled-water advertising campaigns target a deep psychological vulnerability in humans, compelling them to buy and consume particular products.

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