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WQA marks 70 years of leadership in water quality industry

Monday, January 21, 2019 :: 2778 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 :: 2958 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 :: 2316 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 :: 2498 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 :: 2624 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 :: 4896 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 :: 2485 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 :: 3740 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 :: 2375 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 :: 2525 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 :: 2851 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 :: 2292 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.

EWG study indicates widespread nitrate pollution

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 :: 46832 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

A new Environmental Working Group study indicating widespread nitrate pollution in U.S. drinking water -- at levels linked to increased cancer risk -- underscores the need for in-home water filtration, the Water Quality Association said today.

Tom Bruursema named WQA's Associate Executive Director

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 :: 2837 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has named Tom Bruursema its Associate Executive Director of Member & Public Engagement, citing his rich background in the water treatment industry and in marketing and business operations. The association also has announced some internal moves to strengthen international affairs efforts, particularly in the Asian markets. Government Affairs Director David Loveday, a veteran public affairs professional who has been with WQA since 2007, has been promoted to Global Government Affairs director.

WQA activates crisis response blog

Thursday, September 13, 2018 :: 2460 Views

The Water Quality Association has activated its crisis response blog ( to assist members and the public with frequent updates about the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and the impact of severe flooding on water supplies.

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