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WQA Essentials is a new series of educational and informational webinars offered exclusively by the Water Quality Association. Registration is required to attend the webinars. Up to 10 WQA Essentials will be offered free to Core and Premier WQA Members. E-Members can join for a discounted registration fee. Non-members are welcome to attend for the regular fee.


12 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. CDT Wednesday, June 27

The chemistry you need to know to make sense of contaminants and treatment technologies.

Knowing how contaminants behave is key to selecting correct treatment technologies to remove them. This webinar will review chemistry basics such as elements, atoms, ions, molecules, and pH; and describe concepts that affect how well chemistry-based treatment technologies work. 

* Certified professionals can earn 0.1 CPD upon completion of a quiz.

Our presenters: 

Tanya Lubner, PhD, WQA Professional Certification & Training Director. Dr. Tanya Lubner has served as WQA's director of Education & Professional Certification since 2005. In this role, she oversees the development of new program areas, creation of educational materials and examinations. Prior to joining WQA, Tanya was a sales engineer for a manufacturer of optical spectroscopy instrumentation.  She holds a doctorate in inorganic chemistry from the University of Wyoming.

Wes Bleed, WQA’s Marketing & Communications Director. Wes brings extensive media and public relations experience to WQA. He served as News Director and broadcast journalist for WGN Radio in Chicago, Communications Director for a statewide campaign for governor and Vice President of a Chicago area public relations/public affairs firm. Wes has worked with a variety of clients on media relations, crisis communications, media coaching, content marketing, video production, website and social media development.

**Members: Please contact the Membership department at membership@wqa.org or 630-929-2542 to obtain discount codes.**

Even if you cannot attend the webinar "live" be sure to register anyway because we will send a link to the recording so you can view the full presentation at a more convenient time.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Upcoming Webinars

Offered throughout the year, the webinars will be divided between business operations and technical topics. Business operations courses will focus on the skills and information dealers and business owners need to run their companies and grow their operations. Subjects may include Human Resources, cutting overhead, simplifying payroll and accounting processes, time management and sales. Technical webinars will address topics sure to be of interest to water quality professionals. Subjects are likely to include installation problems, water testing and analysis, private wells and much more. 

Big Dividends

Our WQA Essentials webinars can pay big dividends for your business. WQA certified professionals can obtain continuing education credits for technical and regulatory topics.

Not yet a member of WQA? Join today to benefit from this webinar series along with many other benefits WQA Membership provides.