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WQA's new president to focus on member engagement

Monday, April 13, 2020 :: 1537 Views :: Membership

Water treatment dealer DJ Shannahan, taking the reins as Water Quality Association President during the COVID-19 pandemic, pledges to foster engagement across the wide spectrum of WQA members. The association of like-minded water professionals serves “to remind us of what we all do for a living: help others by providing the cleanest, safest drinking water possible,” he said.

WQA announces leadership, excellence award winners

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 :: 3272 Views :: Convention

 In a new spin on an old tradition, the Water Quality Association honored 16 award winners last week during its Virtual Annual Meeting, an online event held in the wake of the canceled 2020 WQA Convention and Exposition. Among the online event’s highlights were WQA’s Lifetime Member and Hall of Fame awards, along with the Excellence award, created in 2018 to single out member companies that have excelled in their operations, innovation, customer service or community involvement.

WQA provides coronavirus checklist for member companies

Friday, April 3, 2020 :: 1606 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is providing its members with a checklist to help companies respond to the needs of customers during the Coronavirus crisis. WQA recommends members print out the guidance and give it to employees who remain on the job during the crisis.

WQA holds virtual annual meeting in light of COVID-19

Friday, April 3, 2020 :: 901 Views

Members of the Water Quality Association (WQA) joined an online session of WQA’s annual meeting today and heard support and encouragement from, among others, the association’s president, the executive director and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler. The meeting was to have taken place in Orlando, Fla., but the 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition was cancelled in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

EPA Administrator Wheeler addresses WQA board

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 :: 1652 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association’s Board of Directors heard from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler today in a conference call in which Wheeler underscored the value of water treatment during the COVID-19 crisis.

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

Friday, March 27, 2020 :: 1840 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 :: 1276 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 :: 2069 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 :: 1018 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 :: 1470 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 :: 1789 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 :: 1530 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 :: 1590 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 :: 1838 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 :: 1910 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.

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