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Online Convention education sessions to be offered

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 :: 3436 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 :: 2157 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 :: 2540 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 :: 3306 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 :: 2917 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 :: 2669 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 :: 2883 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 :: 2968 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 :: 3788 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 :: 1983 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 :: 2364 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 :: 1976 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 :: 2464 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).

WQA encourages members to comment on Lead and Copper Rule revisions

Thursday, December 19, 2019 :: 3536 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

 The Water Quality Association supports Lead and Copper Rule revisionsproposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is encouraging its members to review them and submit public comment by Jan. 13, 2020. The revisions were designed to improve how communities treat and test for lead in drinking water and force quicker action when lead is detected.

Revised Code of Ethics is effective Jan. 1, 2020

Monday, December 16, 2019 :: 2956 Views :: Membership

The Water Quality Association’s revised Code of Ethics, which guides members in the use of marketing terms aligned with those published in the WQA Knowledge Base Glossary, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. One specific concern addressed by the revisions is companies using the term “water softener” inconsistent with the way industry professionals understand and use it.

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