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:
Zephyrhills Brand and Crystal Springs Foundation take water education on the road in Florida
Zephyrhills Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is going straight to the source to bring quality environmental education on the road. The spring water brand is teaming up with Crystal Springs Foundation to host the launch of WaterVentures, Florida's Learning Lab — a vehicle that will empower Florida's students to make environmentally conscious decisions through interactive, educational experiences.
Expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro is an effort to drive awareness and change to the global clean water crisis
Summit on the Summit today officially kicked off its expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro in an effort to drive awareness and change to the global clean water crisis. Cultural influencers Justin Chatwin, Mark Foster, Beau Garrett, Chase Jarvis and Bryn Mooser join Grammy-nominated singer and philanthropist Kenna on the second ascent of Africa's tallest peak.
Searchable fields include pool type and incident type
Worldwide Aquatic News Incident Database (WANID), a searchable database, has been developed by the nonprofit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF). The database tracks global aquatic incidents that occur in, or are related to, swimming pools and hot tubs. These events may result in injury, illness and death. It also tracks aquatic-related lawsuits and pool closures. The foundation provides access to the database at no charge for educational purposes. The detailed information system began first data collection in May 2006 by drawing from online news reports.
Tiny pores in graphene offer possibility of membranes that filter microscopic contaminants from water
Much has been made of graphene’s exceptional qualities, from its ability to conduct heat and electricity better than any other material to its unparalleled strength. Previous research has also shown that pristine graphene — a microscopic sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern — is among the most impermeable materials ever discovered.
Go to your local barbershop or salon, and the person cutting your hair is required to have a license, pointed out Dan Cote, co-owner and vice president of Aqua-Max of Maine, located in Lewiston, Maine. "But [in] water treatment, we deal with chemicals all the time. Can you imagine what effects we can have on people's lives?" he asked.
Cote said he does not understand why those working in the water industry are not required to have a license in order to install treatment equipment that impacts the health of their customers.
Maine dealers push for water treatment equipment installation licensing laws
ProjectAlert notifications describe real-time flood, drought or water quality conditions across the country
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released ProjectAlert, which allows users to keep up with USGS scientists as they respond to floods, droughts and chemical spills. These alerts are official, yet informal notices that describe flood, drought or water quality conditions across the country, as well as how USGS field crews are responding to the events.
ProjectAlert notifications are published in real time by a USGS field scientist and let you know when the scientist is: