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WQA supports EPA PFAS plan

Thursday, February 14, 2019 :: 901 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 :: 1062 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 :: 1164 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 :: 1033 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 :: 1439 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 :: 981 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 :: 1085 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 :: 1139 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.

2019 WQA Convention & Exposition registration opens

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 :: 2917 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association has opened registration for the 2019 WQA Convention & Exposition along with its second annual WQA Business Boot Camp. A new and expanded Convention website offers easy-to-use access to registration, housing and event information for the event, set for April 23-25, 2019, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  

November is WQA Member Appreciation Month

Thursday, November 1, 2018 :: 1060 Views :: Membership

The Water Quality Association is marking November as Member Appreciation Month, recognizing its 2,500 members across the globe for their work in promoting the betterment of water quality.

WQA offers resources for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Thursday, October 18, 2018 :: 1611 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

The Water Quality Association is marking National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week(NLPPW) Oct. 21-27 by providing consumers with easily accessible information about the threat of lead in their drinking water and how to take steps to combat it.

WQA issues call for short-form presentations for 2019 Convention

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 :: 1121 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is opening up opportunities for members to give short presentations on any topic as part of the 2019 Convention & Exposition on April 23-25, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nev.  “Short Takes – 15 Minutes of Wisdom” will be offered on the trade show floor. Each presentation is limited to 10 to 15 minutes, with 20 to 30 slides that automatically advance every 30 seconds. The format challenges speakers to make their points creatively and succinctly.

WQA offers Residential Water Treatment Design certificate

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 :: 1296 Views :: Professional Certification & Training

A new education opportunity for technical in-office staff, engineers or others who want to learn the underlying science of water quality and treatment without the field work required for full certification is now available through the Water Quality Association’s Modular Education Program (MEP).

WQA offers recommendations as Florida panhandle prepares for Hurricane Michael

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 :: 1100 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

The Water Quality Association warns that Hurricane Michael -- expected to hit the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm by midday Wednesday -- poses a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storm, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas.

WQA certified as 'Great Place to Work'

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 :: 1180 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®.  Water Quality Association earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys.

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