Summit to feature more than 190 presenters, 32 platform presentations and 25 posters
The 2013 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Summit — the national and international conference on groundwater taking place April 28 to May 2 in San Antonio — features an agenda covering "everything groundwater," from availability and the impacts on it from hydraulic fracturing to global issues such as sustainability, quality and remediation.
Held annually, the NGWA Summit is now in its ninth year. More than 190 presenters are expected, who will offer 32 platform presentations and 25 posters in nine topic areas:
Construction and use of Pearce Creek has degraded groundwater quality close to the facility
The construction and subsequent use of the Pearce Creek Dredge Material Containment Area, combined with pre-existing natural conditions, has degraded the quality of groundwater close to the facility, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study.
Company to feature products at Unified Wine and Grape Symposium and Pool and Spa Show
Beginning Jan. 29, ClearWater Tech will be showcasing products at tradeshows on both U.S. coasts. At the 32nd annual Atlantic City Pool and Spa Show in New Jersey, Jan. 29 to 31, the company will feature the CD12AD Corona Discharge ozone generator, and 3,000 miles away on the west coast, more company representatives will be promoting the CIP800 clean-in-place ozone system at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, Jan. 30 to 31 in Sacramento, Calif.
Bill Weathersby of Water Energy Solutions to speak at the 14th Changing Face of Water Rights
The State Bar of Texas is offering the 14th Changing Face of Water Rights, a continuing legal education course at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Feb. 21 to 22. Bill Weathersby, CEO of Energy Water Solutions, a Texas-based oilfield produced water and "frack" water recycling firm, is an invited energy industry speaker. He will speak alongside elected thought leaders on water conservation, and legal and water policy experts from several agencies and professional service firms.
Agencies to share scientific data and information and coordinate potential future research
Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are being discovered in U.S. waters at low concentrations. Pharmaceuticals refer to prescription and over-the-counter therapeutic drugs and veterinary drugs. Personal care products refer to products used for personal and cosmetic reasons, such as soaps, fragrances and cosmetics.
Membership opened to companies that manufacture outside of North America but sell into the North American market
Membership in the Hydraulic Institute (HI) has been opened to pump and supplier companies that manufacture wholly outside of North America but who sell into the North American market. This change significantly expands HI membership opportunities globally.
Residential drinking water treatment products have a plethora of standards and protocols available to demonstrate that they have been tested and certified to ensure that the materials that come into contact with drinking water are not harmful, the products are structurally sound and the performance reduction claims are accurate. Commercial products were left in the dust, however, and end users do not have a significant amount of guidance within the standards to make the same distinctions about these larger systems.
Certification options for commercial treatment systems
On Sept. 22, 2011, TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation in Grayslake, Ill., initiated a pilot test to study the effectiveness of HydroFlow’s water conditioning technology on its canine therapy pools. TOPS is in the business of veterinary rehabilitation, and one of the treatment options it often employs is hydro-treadmill therapy. The facility has two 1,000-gal therapy pools supported by a large, pool-sized sand filtration system, a dual-speed filtration pump and a booster pump for the jets.
Veterinary facility rehabs canine therapy pools with new treatment system
Robert Mondavi Winery, located in Oakville in California’s famous Napa Valley, produces half a million cases of wine per year for distribution all over the world. Founded in 1966, the winery now works as a well-oiled machine, with acres of onsite vineyards, several floors of barrel rooms and fermentation tanks, its own laboratory and bottling facility, and extensive guest facilities and tasting rooms.
One does not often associate water treatment with wine, but effective water filtration is a key component of Mondavi’s wine production.
Water treatment aids in many aspects of the wine making process
X2 RO systems are engineered to produce high-purity water by reducing dissolved minerals, bacteria and organic impurities with product water outputs from 57,600 to 468,000 gpd. The systems are ideal for customers seeking efficient water treatment solutions for drinking water, cooling towers, boiler feed, food processing, bottling, agriculture and a variety of other applications.