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  • BEIJING, April 18- A French utility blamed by China for failing to maintain water quality standards said on Friday it is not responsible for polluting tap water with a cancer-causing chemical.

  • DETROIT, April 17- The federal judge overseeing Detroit's historic bankruptcy case has revived the idea of a regional water authority and also suggested the city may need court oversight after it emerges from bankruptcy.

  • The order by Judge Steven Rhodes comes after Detroit said in a court filing earlier this week that it had dropped the concept of a Great Lakes Water Authority from its plan to adjust $18 billion of debt and other obligations and exit from the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

  • The lawsuit, filed on Monday afternoon, sought civil damages, a public apology and data from water quality testing in the past year from Lanzhou Veolia Water Co., a local unit of French firm Veolia Environment, according to the Modern Jinbao newspaper, citing Wu Tianying, one of the Lanzhou residents who filed the suit.

  • How to invest in water     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Sarbjit Nahal of BofA Merrill Lynch says that within a few years, demand for water will exceed supply. He advises on how to invest in the sector.

  • Philippe Capron, CFO of Veolia Environment, says waste water treatment in the mining and metals sector is "promising and lucrative."

  • Beermakers try to conserve water     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports MillerCoors is changing its brewing process so it can rely less on water.

  • Stock picks in water business     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    The business of water could boost your portfolio. CNBC's Dominic Chu provides insight into a few stocks for those looking to get in.

  • Water wells on the rise     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the big business of drilling for water.

  • Drought slows down fracking     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the drought across the western part of the country is impacting the oil industry.

  • California drought could drain $8B, spike prices Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    A dog hangs around an abandoned farmhouse on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years.

    California's drought may leave nearly a million acres of idle land this year because of a lack of water, a report said on Friday.

  • Port of New Orleans reopens     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    The Port of New Orleans is back in business after the coast guard reopened a portion of the Mississippi River. Gary LaGrange, Port of New Orleans CEO says the coast guard did an excellent job.

  • West Virginia water safe?     Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports why the water crisis in West Virginia is far from over.

  • Matt Damon's quest for clean water awareness     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Actor Matt Damon, and Gary White, Water.org co-founder, discuss why they are talking to world leaders about the importance of providing safe drinking water for over 780 million people on the planet.

  • Polar vortex business impact     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    Madison, Wis., is experiencing wind chills in the 40 below range. Mayor Paul Soglin of Madison discusses the economic impact of the arctic freeze and how it is affecting day-to-day business.

  • High cost of clean water     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant in Baltimore, Maryland, where the city has budgeted $3 billion over the next several years to fix the system.

  • NBC News' Harry Smith reports on the devastated areas of the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit hard. Smith describes just how flattened the neighborhoods are.

  • Aid efforts hampered in Philippines     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports from Manila, Philippines, on the "slow and hampered" aid efforts after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the area. The country has professional emergency services, however they are overwhelmed and there is a lot of risk for water borne diseases.

  • Warning: Many US watersheds failing stress test Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    A new report says that many watersheds in the U.S. are seriously stressed, with demand for water exceeding the natural supply of the resource.

  • Washington water crisis averted     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 1:21 PM ET

    A suburban Washington water crisis was averted at the last minute. WRC-TV's Tracee Wilkens reports the President's airport was impacted, along with businesses in Morningside, Maryland. Weather Channel's Julie Martin, reports on the persistent summer heat in the Northeast.