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WQA to take part in EPA's National Leadership Summit on PFAS

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: 980 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Two representatives of the Water Quality Association (WQA) have been invited to a National Leadership Summit convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take action on perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  PFAS, such as PFOA and PFOS, are chemicals not found naturally in the environment but used in many products because of stain-resistant, waterproof and non-stick properties.

WQA does not solicit door-to-door

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: 3383 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

During the annual spring increase in home solicitations – when everyone from lawn care services to house-painting companies are knocking on your door -- the Water Quality Association reminds homeowners that anyone claiming to represent the WQA as a water inspector or solicitor should be considered an imposter.

Executive Director Pauli Undesser recognized for leadership

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 :: 1354 Views :: eNews

Water Quality Association Executive Director Pauli Undesser has been named the 2018 Inspiring Leader Award winner by the Association Forum of Chicagoland, a not-for-profit association that provides education, resources and certification for trade association executives.

Awards announced at 2018 WQA Convention

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 :: 935 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association recognized several of its members at the Opening General Session of its annual Convention & Exposition in Denver, Colo. Among the highlights were WQA’s Lifetime Member and Hall of Fame awards along with a new honor this year, the Excellence award to single out member companies that have excelled in their operations, innovation, customer service or community involvement.

Kelli Fleischmann named WQA's new Product Certification Director

Monday, March 26, 2018 :: 763 Views :: Product Certification

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has announced that Kelli Fleischmann is the Association’s new Product Certification Director, in charge of the prestigious Gold Seal and Sustainability programs.

WQA applauds continued funding for WaterSense

Friday, March 23, 2018 :: 624 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association today announced its support for the latest budget package in Washington that preserves funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program.

 

 

WQA marks World Water Day with quality reminder

Thursday, March 22, 2018 :: 453 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association joins organizations around the world in supporting efforts to tackle global water shortages and to improve water quality for all.

WQA seeks volunteers for standard development group

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 :: 377 Views :: Sustainability Certification

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is seeking volunteers to help write environmental criteria for expanding Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems product certification standards.

‘Hot Topics in Advocacy’ discussion to kick off convention

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 :: 855 Views :: Convention

An influential legislative advocacy panel will discuss “Hot Topics in Advocacy,” to open the education sessions of the Water Quality Association’s 2018 Convention & Exposition March 26-29 in Denver, Colo.

WQA members head to Washington for DC Fly-In

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 :: 1292 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Members and staff of the Water Quality Association (WQA) participated in a two-day visit to Capitol Hill in Washington on March 6-7, 2018. The message from the delegation emphasized WQA’s support for common-sense solutions to infrastructure issues while emphasizing the need for funding for Point-of-Use (POU) and Point-of-Entry (POE) technology in water related legislation.

WQA launches Industry Partner Program

Friday, March 2, 2018 :: 900 Views :: Membership

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has launched a new Industry Partner Program (IPP) with companies and organizations that provide financing, marketing, insurance and other services that support the water treatment industry. The IPP allows participating companies the opportunity to interact with WQA members.

WQA Convention Registrations for Denver on pace with Orlando

Monday, February 12, 2018 :: 1572 Views :: Convention

Registrations for the 2018 WQA Convention & Expositions are on pace with sign-ups for the same period a year ago leading up to the Convention in Orlando. This year’s WQA Convention takes place March 26-29, 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. In 2017, 56 countries were represented among the more than 3,000 attendees at the Convention in Orlando.

Water Quality Association addresses challenges in India

Thursday, February 8, 2018 :: 1365 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association this week hosted the first-ever meeting of water treatment industry leaders in India, resulting in approval of a new Gold Products Compendium to help the government identify reliable products and strategies to deal with water quality challenges.

Water Quality Association displays “Report IP Theft” button to battle counterfeit water filters

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 :: 1523 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association is calling attention to the growing problem of counterfeit water filters by joining forces with the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center). WQA now displays the “Report IP Theft” button and its link to the IPR Center as tool to report IP theft and trade law violations while also serving as a deterrent to anyone contemplating brand infringement.

Water Quality Association prepares for annual DC Fly-In

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 :: 780 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association is gearing up for its annual DC Fly-In, an opportunity for members to join WQA staff in a two-day visit to Capitol Hill in Washington on March 6-7, 2018. For the second consecutive year, WQA will partner with the Irrigation Association and the National Groundwater Association for a Water Resources Congressional Summit, an opportunity to hear from Congressional staff and regulators involved with water and the environment.

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