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Smart Water business intelligence week 09/01/2023


In France, at least 20% of drinking water would be lost during leaks in the water networks. A problem that is all the more important in times of drought when this resource lost in nature is sorely lacking. Between replacing priority sectors and repairing leaks, in Limousin, intermunicipalities are getting organized:

Canalisation : fuites sur le réseau d’eau potable, un problème d’envergure


Professor Park Chi-Young’s team from the Department of Energy Science and Engineering of DGIST (South Korea) has successfully developed an “atypical porous polymer material” capable of completely eliminating phenolic organic contaminants in water at ultra-high speeds. The porous material developed this time can effectively remove not only microplastics in water but also very small VOCs based on photothermal effect. At the same time, it is expected to be used as a high-efficiency adsorption material that can be marketed in the future because it has competitive cost based on raw materials and enables energy-based water purification process. solar:

DGIST Researchers develop eco-friendly materials capable of purifying water


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Department of the Army (the agencies) announced a final rule establishing a sustainable definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS ) to reduce uncertainty related to changing regulatory definitions, protect people’s health, and support economic opportunities. The final rule restores essential water protections that were in place before 2015 under the Clean Water Act for traditional navigable waters, territorial seas, interstate waters, as well as upstream water resources that significantly affect these waters. As a result, this action will strengthen the fundamental protections of the waters that are sources of drinking water while supporting agriculture, local economies and downstream communities:

EPA and Army Finalize Rule Establishing Definition of WOTUS and Restoring Fundamental Water Protections


The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) has approved the distribution of $270 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. A total of 157 projects will receive funding in 58 counties:

Arkansas approves $270 million for 157 water projects

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