The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) recently overhauled its certification and education program to focus on the real-life activities that dealers perform everyday. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Tanya Lubner, WQA’s director of education and certification, about the new program and how it will affect members.
Kate Cline: Describe the new modular education program. What are the benefits of the new structure?
The latest on the new WQA education scheme
Webinar will identify treatment technologies and equipment needed to mitigate recontamination
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) will host its Mitigating Recontamination webinar on Feb. 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar will explain where recontamination may occur and identify treatment technologies and equipment needed to mitigate recontamination. In order for your registration to be processed, it much be purchased no later than 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 4.
Many in the water industry have been at it for a long time and have seen many changes over the years. Especially interesting is the change in how valuations of positions, functions, personnel and companies are measured.
Making yourself valuable to your company is key to success & security
In my travels across North America over the years, I have observed and documented the characteristics of people and companies to develop profiles. In particular, I look for companies that seem to be the most successful in their markets. We all have periods of success, but I am referring to the companies that seem to continuously rise to the top, even with ever-changing markets and economic conditions.
A desire to learn drives successful employees & companies
Students in Maine fix water leaks and recommend efficiency measures during Fix a Leak Week
The Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) and the International Assn. of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Green Plumbers Training program are teaming up to fix water leaks and recommend efficiency measures during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Fix a Leak Week March 18 to 24.
Missouri University of Science and Technology team will measure effectiveness of water filters
At the Missouri University of Science and Technology, the idea of a student missing the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration is rare. Missing that and spring break is unheard of. But that is exactly what Dr. Daniel Oerther and three of his students are going to do. The group will spend the latter half of March conducting research and fieldwork in Para, Brazil.
National Groundwater Awareness Week promotes groundwater and water well stewardship
Groundwater industry professionals have an opportunity to educate the public about groundwater and water well stewardship during National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10 to 16, 2013.
This year represents the 15th edition of this event, sponsored by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA), said NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens.
“Busy until the last 10 minutes.” That is the short but revealing summation of WQA Aquatech USA given by one of the exhibitors who took part last year.
If you have not attended the industry’s essential annual gathering lately, now is the time to sign up for WQA Aquatech USA 2013 and find out just how much action and value awaits.
WQA Aquatech USA 2013 will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis April 2 to 5. The exhibition will take place April 3 and 4.
WQA Aquatech USA 2013 promises many business opportunities
Most of the readers of this magazine are in a segment of the water treatment industry concerned with point-of-entry and point-of-use drinking water treatment. This market niche is supported by a prominent not-for-profit national organization as well as various regional and state organizations. There are several related organizations that water treatment professionals also may be members of, including those dealing with industrial boiler water, cooling water, groundwater, bottled water and municipal drinking water.
Industry associations provide a multitude of opportunities for businesses
Social media program designed to provide the company with a greater online presence
Thompson Pump announced the launch of a social media program designed to provide the company with a greater online presence, as well as improve stakeholder communications and corporate branding.
Pump enthusiasts are encouraged to access and join the following Thompson Pump social media channels: