International Standards & Regulations

 

International Resource Report: Country Profiles

Outlines resources and references, of which WQA is aware, to provide a starting point to understand a country’s regulatory landscape as it relates to the drinking water treatment and filtration industry. With ever-changing regulations, it is important to make sure you are looking at the most current version of every regulation or standard. WQA continuously maintains this report, so please check back often.

Australia 

India 

The Netherlands 

Sweden 

Brazil 

Indonesia 

New Zealand 

Turkey 

China 

Israel 

Philippines 

United Arab Emirates (UAE) 

Denmark 

Italy 

Poland 

United Kingdom 

European Union 

Japan 

Russia 

Vietnam 

France 

Malaysia 

South Korea 

 

Germany 

Mexico 

Spain 

 

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Trends Report: Connected Devices/Internet of Things 

A resource regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) market, generally devices enabled to connect to the internet. Regulations set before IoT present uncertainty on applicability to today's data-driven world. To adjust, governments are taking steps to develop new regulatory frameworks. This report investigates countries we are aware of discussing IoT devices through regulations or initiatives. With ever-changing regulations, it is important to make sure you are looking at the most current version of every regulation or standard.  

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Trends Report: Contact Requirements

A resource regarding materials in contact with food during processing, packaging or storage. This can include component parts in units used for drinking water. This report investigates how countries are addressing food contact requirements as it relates to drinking water treatment units through regulations or other initiatives. With ever-changing regulations, it is important to make sure you are looking at the most current version of every regulation or standard.

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Trends Report: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)/Disposal

A resource regarding government policies which charges a producer with the treatment or disposal of post-consumer products. In theory, one motivation for countries to adopt EPR or products stewardship schemes is to incentivize material management and environmentally conscious product design to increase recycling and reuse and decrease waste. With ever-changing regulations, it is important to make sure you are looking at the most current version of every regulation or standard.

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Trends Report: International Performance & Reduction Standards

A resource regarding international and country requirements on performance and reduction standards for drinking water treatment units. This report investigates countries' standards, organizations that develop standards as well as the location to find various requirements internationally.  The scope of this report indicates the relevant standards organizations & searching mechanisms within each country. The country profile section further examines mandatory and voluntary standards within that specific region.

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Trends Report: Repairability Requirements

A resource that focuses on adopted or proposed regulations covering manufacturer responsibilities on repairability of products sold.

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Trends Report: State Retail Food Service Codes & Regulations

A resource regarding state retail food service codes and regulations and the relation to the water treatment industry. This report investigates the regulatory landscape of the food code and relevant standards.

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Trends Report: Water Quality Standards

A resource that investigates the different drinking water quality standards being adopted around the world. With ever-changing regulations, it is important to make sure you are looking at the most current version of every regulation or standard.

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No information in these documents shall be interpreted as legal advice. Please consult an attorney regarding the proper application of these laws and regulations to your company’s products, materials, and practices.