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.
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.
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 Camp, an 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 :: 1180 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
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