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WQA participates in EPA discussions on role of water employees during pandemic

Friday, March 27, 2020 :: 354 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s request of all U.S. governors that drinking water employees be considered essential workers when state authorities enact restrictions such as “shelter in place” orders to curb the spread of COVID-19. WQA Global Governmental Affairs Director David Loveday participated in a conference call with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler today to discuss national water issues, including Wheeler’s letter to the governors urging them to ensure that drinking water employees receive essential worker status.

WQA warns against water treatment telemarketing scams

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 :: 100 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association (WQA) advises consumers to be on the lookout for telemarketing water treatment scams in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. WQA has been made aware of at least one instance in Maryland in which a telemarketer posing as the Water Quality Association advised a homeowner that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had determined that the coronavirus was being transmitted through water, followed by an offer to test their water.

Online Convention education sessions to be offered

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 :: 403 Views :: Convention

Following cancellation of its April 1-3 Convention & Exposition in Orlando, Fla., the Water Quality Association is planning a slate of virtual convention events in April. The online sessions include the WQA annual meeting, industry updates, award presentations and dozens of hours of education sessions allowing attendees to earn Continuing Professional Development credit toward WQA recertification.

WQA issues statement on proposed PFAS legislation

Friday, March 13, 2020 :: 59 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association applauds the leadership that Senator Jeanne Shaheen has demonstrated during her Senate career to ensure that all Americans have access to clean drinking water. We welcome her most recent legislative initiative, the Providing Financial Assistance to States (PFAS) for Testing and Treatment Act, to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination, which will be introduced shortly.

WQA cancels 2020 Convention & Exposition

Thursday, March 12, 2020 :: 357 Views :: Convention

After much deliberation in the wake of rapidly changing circumstances surrounding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Water Quality Association has canceled its 2020 Convention & Exposition, originally scheduled for Orlando, Fla., April 1-3.

WQA honors U.S. Sen Tillis with Champion award

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 :: 455 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) has been named a Water Quality Association Congressional Champion Award honoree for co-sponsoring per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) legislation, including a new law directing a nationwide survey of PFAS contamination. The award was presented during the annual WQA Fly-In, a series of strategic meetings on Capitol Hill March 3 and 4 that includes the Water Resources Congressional Summit.

Rep. Paul Tonko honored with WQA Champion award

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 :: 454 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) has been honored with the Water Quality Association Congressional Champion Award for his support of water-related legislation, particularly legislation to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination. The award was presented during the annual WQA Fly-In, a series of strategic meetings on Capitol Hill March 3 and 4 that includes the Water Resources Congressional Summit.

One-day pass offers taste of 2020 WQA Convention

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 :: 561 Views :: Convention

A Friday-only 2020 WQA Convention and Exposition pass offers access to morning education sessions and the trade show on the final day of the April 1-3 event in Orlando, FL. The pass, available for Friday, April 3, allows flexibility for those unable to attend all three days of the water treatment industry’s signature event.

WQA Convention offers robust educational lineup

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 :: 804 Views :: Convention

 Three days of education sessions - including tracks on emerging contaminants, commercial and industrial applications and other top issues in water treatment - highlight the 2020 WQA Convention and Exposition April 1-3 in Orlando, FL. Attendees who hold professional certifications through WQA have the opportunity to earn much of the Continuing Professional Development credit they need for recertification during the event.

WQA to fill eight board seats during annual meeting

Thursday, January 30, 2020 :: 748 Views :: Convention

 A slate of nominees for the Water Quality Association Board of Directors is up for election at the association’s 2020 Annual Meeting, held during the WQA Convention and Exposition April 1-3 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The annual meeting is part of the convention’s Opening General Session at 9:30 a.m. EDT (8:30 a.m. CDT) on Thursday, April 2.

WQA offers PFAS resources

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 :: 1095 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association (WQA) provides resources to help consumers understand the impact of PFAS in drinking water and how to successfully treat for these contaminants at the home or in a building.  A report released today by the Environmental Working Group indicates that many more Americans than previously estimated might be exposed to PFAS from contaminated drinking water.

WQA offers nitrate resources in wake of Minnesota report

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 :: 323 Views :: Communications

 The Water Quality Association provides resources to answer questions over a new report that indicates the drinking water of half a million Minnesotans has elevated levels of nitrate, a chemical linked to cancer. WQA recommends consumers have their water tested by a certified laboratory and use water treatment products independently certified to remove or reduce levels of nitrates as a final barrier solution at their home.

Save on Convention registration now through Feb. 5

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 :: 448 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association reminds those planning to attend the 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition, April 1-3 in Orlando, Fla., that savings are available for registering early. Advance pricing is available through Feb. 5 for the convention and the March 31 WQA Business Boot Camp, both at the Orange County Convention Center.  

WQA seeking mentors for certification

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 :: 368 Views :: Professional Certification & Training

The Water Quality Association is looking for experienced individuals willing to serve as mentors for water treatment professionals who are earning their certification. The paid mentors are needed when a mentor is not available from the learner’s company to help learners complete the field activities in the Modular Education Program (MEP) three-step approach of reading, e-learning and field activities.

Mike Sennett named General Counsel for WQA

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 :: 241 Views :: Communications

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has named veteran attorney Mike Sennett as its General Counsel. Sennett, who retired from the Chicago law firm of Jones Day at the end of 2019, was selected for the new position because of his background and experience with both WQA and the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF).

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