The Water Quality Association (WQA) today honored several of its members at the Opening General Session of its annual Convention & Exposition in Orlando. Among the highlights were WQA’s Lifetime Member and Hall of Fame awards along with a new honor this year, the Next Gen award to pay tribute to up and coming water treatment professionals.
Awareness of water quality issues and contaminants that might affect water quality has risen over the past two years, while the number of Americans who identify lead as a possible contaminant rose significantly, according to an independent survey conducted by Applied Research-West, Inc. on behalf of the Water Quality Association (WQA).
The Water Quality Association has joined organizations around the world in supporting efforts to tackle the global water crisis as well as efforts to improve the betterment of water quality.
“We salute all efforts to improve access to water worldwide,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “Along with that is the commitment to improve the quality of water that is available both in the United States and around the world.”