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The Symphony intelligent water quality and efficiency software system bridges currently separate building management data sets of water chemistry and heat exchanger efficiency. The aggregated data of key performance indicators is calculated into a single number, called the Nexus Number, which represents the overall efficiency of a cooling system. The system features continuous commissioning architecture with 24/7 remote access for building owners and facility managers. 

California Governor Issues Mandatory Water Reductions

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Office of Gov. Edmund Brown Jr.
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The goal of the executive order is to reduce the state's water usage by 25%

Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.

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April 2, 2015
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Water Supply Cost Savings Act Reintroduced in 114th Congress

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Water Systems Council
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The bill is designed to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high-quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating greater use of cost-effective alternatives

The Water Supply Cost Savings Act, H.R. 1160, has been reintroduced in the 114th Congress by Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN). The act is a bill to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high-quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating greater use of cost-effective alternatives like water well systems.

"The Savings Act is a simple, common-sense bill that can save taxpayer dollars and, importantly, help rural communities gain access to much needed high-quality drinking water," Stutzman said.

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April 1, 2015
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Water Supply Cost Savings Act Reintroduced in 114th Congress

Rotary Panel Discusses Water Quality in the Great Lakes

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Rotary Intl.
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Panel of experts met to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the Great Lakes and addressing the global water crisis

Evanston, Ill.-based Rotary Intl., an international humanitarian service organization, hosted a free public panel discussion titled "Tap Into Lake Michigan: A Local Perspective on the Global Water Crisis," on March 31 to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation, protecting our Great Lakes and the ways to address the global water crisis.

The panel moderator, Debra Shore, commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, spoke about Chicago’s water history and the important role Lake Michigan plays in the city.

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April 1, 2015

Study Shows Population Growth Could Outpace Water Supply by 2050

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Duke University
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Researchers have identified a regularly recurring pattern of global water use in recent centuries

Population growth could cause global demand for water to outpace supply by mid-century if current levels of consumption continue. But it wouldn't be the first time this has happened, according to a Duke University study.

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March 27, 2015
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Study Shows Population Growth Could Outpace Water Supply by 2050

Rotary to Host Panel Discussion on Water Quality

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Rotary Intl.
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Industry experts will discuss water conservation and give a local perspective on the global water crisis

With the exception of the polar ice caps, the Great Lakes system is the largest source of freshwater in the world. Lake Michigan is the largest public drinking water supply in Illinois, serving nearly 6.6 million people who use close to 1 billion gal of water each day.

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March 26, 2015

EPA Awards Puerto Rico $27 Million for Clean Water Projects

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U.S. EPA
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The funds will be used to finance water quality protection and drinking water projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has allotted $27 million to Puerto Rico to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be used to finance water quality protection and drinking water projects.

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March 24, 2015
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EPA Awards Puerto Rico $27 Million for Clean Water Projects

Partnership Provides More Than 100,000 Weeks of Water to Communities

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Water For People
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With each purchase of TOMS Roasting Co. coffee, Water For People provides 140 liters of clean water to a person in need

Water For People and TOMS Roasting Co. announced that in one year their partnership has provided more than 100,000 weeks of water to communities globally.

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March 24, 2015

Dow Joins Value of Water Coalition

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Dow Water & Process Solutions
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The organization brings attention to the importance of national water infrastructure

The Dow Chemical Co. has joined public and private sector companies in the fight to revitalize the nation’s aging and underfunded water infrastructure.

United in elevating the importance of water to the economic, environmental and social well being of the U.S., the Value of Water Coalition is made up of local and national leaders that promote awareness about the value of water at a time when water is often overlooked in the national discussion of infrastructure investment.

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March 23, 2015

National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Begins April 1

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Wayland Foundation
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Drought resiliency and energy savings through water conservation will be focus of fourth annual national awareness campaign

With at least 36 states facing water shortages this year, mayors across the country will be asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in a national contest aimed at drastically slashing water and energy use across the nation—and in return residents can win a new Toyota Prius Plug-In, water-saving fixtures and hundreds of other prizes.

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March 20, 2015
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