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Strong turnout anticipated for WQA Convention & Exposition

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 :: 77 Views :: Convention

Registrations are strong and the Las Vegas Convention Center trade show floor is completely booked with less than a week to go before the 2019 Water Quality Association Convention & Exposition April 23-25. Attendees can look forward to hearing results of the 2019 Consumer Opinion Study, insights from industry leaders and inspiring words from keynote speaker Marilyn Sherman on “Front-Row Leadership.”

Water Quality Association issues health-based standard for manganese

Friday, April 5, 2019 :: 399 Views :: Product Certification

The Water Quality Association has produced a standard that for the first time will allow manufacturers to test and certify their products for health-based manganese removal claims. The association collaborated with Health Canada and the Standards Council of Canada to write the standard in preparation for Health Canada’s issuance of a new health-based Maximum Allowable Concentration (MAC) for manganese that will apply to drinking water supplies in Canada.

WQA announces Leadership Award honorees

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 :: 387 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association will honor 12 people – including the former majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives – with leadership awards during the WQA Convention and Exposition April 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The awards presentation is part of the convention’s Opening General Session at 9:30 a.m. PDT (11:30 a.m. CDT) on Wednesday, April 24.

WQA to fill eight board seats during Annual Meeting

Friday, March 29, 2019 :: 610 Views :: Convention

A slate of nominees for the Water Quality Association Board of Directors is up for election at the association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, held during the WQA Convention and Exposition April 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual meeting is part of the convention’s Opening General Session at 9:30 a.m. PDT (11:30 a.m. CDT) on Wednesday, April 24.

Rep. Upton honored with WQA Champion award

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 :: 574 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has been honored with the Water Quality Association Champion award for his support of water-related legislation. The award was presented during the annual WQA Fly-In, a series of strategic meetings on Capitol Hill March 5 and 6 that included the Water Resources Congressional Summit, hosted by WQA in conjunction with the Irrigation Association and the National Groundwater Association.

Rep. Kildee honored as WQA Champion

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 :: 571 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Lisle, Ill. – (March 5, 2019) U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) has been honored with the Water Quality Association’s Champion Award for his support of water-related legislation, particularly his work in forming a bipartisan Congressional PFAS Task Force. 

WQA names new Laboratory Director

Monday, February 25, 2019 :: 662 Views :: Product Certification

Zac Gleason is the Water Quality Association’s new Laboratory Director, responsible for overall operations and strategic direction for both the Performance Laboratory and the Analytical Laboratory, the association has announced.  Gleason brings more than 15 years’ experience in water, sanitation, and hygiene and 10 years of laboratory oversight experience to the role, a key component of the WQA’s Gold Seal Product Certification program.


WQA supports EPA PFAS plan

Thursday, February 14, 2019 :: 591 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) taking steps toward setting a safety threshold for highly toxic drinking water contaminants known as PFAS. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Thursday outlined a plan that addresses drinking water and cleanup concerns as well as monitoring of PFAS, expanding research and improving enforcement.

WQA plans DC Fly-In March 5 & 6

Thursday, January 31, 2019 :: 844 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Water Quality Association members and staff will gather in Washington, D.C., March 5 and 6 for the annual DC Fly-In, a series of strategic meetings on Capitol Hill. For the third consecutive year, WQA is partnering with the Irrigation Association and the National Groundwater Association for a Water Resources Congressional Summit during the Fly-In, so all three associations can hear from Congressional staff and regulators involved with water and the environment.


WQA Business Boot Camp speakers lineup announced

Monday, January 28, 2019 :: 961 Views :: Convention

Experts in leadership, human resources and business financial planning will share strategic planning ideas and tools in the second annual WQA Business Boot Campan intensive one-day workshop in all aspects of running a water treatment business.  Aimed primarily at dealers, the event is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.

WQA marks 70 years of leadership in water quality industry

Monday, January 21, 2019 :: 799 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association is celebrating seven decades of leadership in water quality this year, unveiling a 70-year logo highlighting the organization’s role as the leading voice of the residential, commercial and industrial water treatment industry. The commemorative logo also points to the future with the phrase, “Water quality solutions for 70 years and beyond.”

Leadership Influencer Marilyn Sherman to headline the WQA Convention

Thursday, January 10, 2019 :: 1203 Views :: Convention

 “Front-Row Leadership” motivational speaker and author Marilyn Sherman will give the keynote address at the 2019 Water Quality Association Convention & Exposition April 23-25 in Las Vegas. Sherman will headline the convention’s Opening General Session April 24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

WQA Radio marks 100th episode

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 :: 830 Views :: Communications

The Water Quality Association’s weekly podcast, WQA Radio, marked its 100th episode today. The audio program, which is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Stitcher, has been offering WQA members and consumers important interviews, regulatory updates and insights into water treatment trends and issues for the past two years.

WQRF awards 2018 Grant to Purdue researcher

Friday, December 7, 2018 :: 954 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

The Water Quality Research Foundation has named Dr. George Zhou of Purdue University the recipient of its 2018 Grant Award. Zhou, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering at the West Lafayette, Ind., university, is conducting research that will provide performance data on removal efficiencies of representative emerging contaminants and new knowledge on the effects of water quality on the performance of point-of-use systems.

WQA supports Chicago’s use of filters for some homes after elevated lead levels found in drinking water

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 :: 969 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association supports the decision to offer free water filtration systems to about 30,000 metered homes in Chicago after tests showed elevated lead levels in about 17 percent of homes tested. The city reportedly plans to continue testing of up to 165,000 metered homes over the next two years.

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