Certifiable Quality

The Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Professional Certification program helps identify professionals who have demonstrated a certain expertise level. Water Quality Products Associate Editor Nicole Bowling spoke with Kelly Thompson, president of Moti-Vitality LLC, a provider of exam preparation, about why this certification is needed and how it benefits the industry.

Nicole Bowling: Why is WQA certification important for dealers?

About The Author: 

Kelly Thompson is president of Moti-Vitality LLC. Thompson can be reached at kellyt@moti-vitality.com or 810.560.2788.

Nicole Bowling is associate editor for Water Quality Products. Bowling can be reached at nbowling@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7970.

Publication Date: 
June 18, 2012
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June 18, 2012
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First Professional-Level Convention Held for Water-Right/WaterCare Dealers

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The convention took place May 17 to 19 in Appleton, Wis.

Water-Right/WaterCare held their inaugural Professional Level Dealer Network convention May 17 to 19 in Appleton, Wis. The theme of the convention was “Moving Forward Together,” and Water-Right and WaterCare dealers came together from all over the United States to do just that.

The convention kicked off with a tour of the Water-Right facilities and a meet-and-greet welcome reception co-sponsored by Clack Corp. and Pentair Water.

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June 18, 2012

EPA and Department of Veterans Affairs to Connect Veterans with Jobs in Water Sectors

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U.S. EPA
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Disabled veterans will have the opportunity to get connected to jobs in the water and wastewater industries

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program recently announced a memorandum of understanding to connect veterans with disabilities to career opportunities in the water and wastewater sectors, such as at wastewater plants and drinking water facilities, as part of EPA’s Water Sector Workforce Initiative. This effort will be beneficial to both the environment and economy as clean water and job placement for veterans are top priorities of the Obama administration.

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June 1, 2012
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EPA and Department of Veterans Affairs to Connect Veterans with Jobs in Water Sectors

Tommy 'Two Gloves' Gainey to Deliver Keynote Address at 2012 NGWA Groundwater Expo

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Gainey will speak at NGWA's Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, Dec. 4 to 7 in Las Vegas

Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, which will take place Dec. 4 to 7, 2012 in Las Vegas.

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May 21, 2012

Comprehensive Professional Rainwater Catchment Training Now Available

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American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn.
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ARCSA offers a full spectrum of rainwater harvesting workshops and professional training to meet the needs of rainwater professionals worldwide

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA ) now offers four levels of rainwater catchment education with three levels of professional recognitions. 

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May 17, 2012

GreenExpo365.com to Offer Webinars on U.S. EPA WaterSense Program

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Greenexpo365
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May 9 sessions will feature multiple experts on water-efficient building practices

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that at least 36 states will face water shortages by 2013.

It is a problem not limited to the desert Southwest but stretches to the Midwest, Florida, Georgia and other regions. EPA's WaterSense program is designed to decrease indoor and outdoor nonagricultural water use through more efficient products, equipment and programs.

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May 3, 2012

Thompson Pump Hosts 22nd Annual Pumpology School

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The event was held April 25 to 27 at the company’s corporate facilities in Florida

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. Inc. held its 22nd annual Pumpology School April 25 to 27 at its corporate facilities in Port Orange, Fla.

Thompson Pump hosted 50 attendees from 19 states and three foreign countries. The three-day workshop included training sessions for sales and service-oriented professionals on pumping fundamentals, dewatering and bypass applications, selecting the correct pumping equipment, designing, installing and maintaining pumping systems, troubleshooting, pump maintenance and more.

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May 2, 2012

AWWA Offers ACE12 Online Preview

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The preview will be available May 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) has announced that it will broadcast a complimentary online event to anyone with an AWWA login account on Tuesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature a preview of AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition’s (ACE12) online exhibit hall, and participants will learn about ACE12 session highlights.

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April 30, 2012

IFAT ENTSORGA to Offer New Perspectives for the Environment

IFAT ENTSORGA is a trade fair for innovations, new developments and services in the fields of water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. It will take place from Sept. 13 to 17, 2010, in Munich, Germany, at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre. Messe München Intl. and the Federation of the German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Management Industry (BDE), Europe’s largest association of waste, water and recycling businesses, are collaborating for the 2010 event.

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June 1, 2010
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June 1, 2010
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Dealers Unite

Water Quality Assn. (WQA) Dealer Section Chair Bret Tangley describes dealers as the “lifeblood” of the association. So it makes sense that the WQA’s Dealer Section is one of its strongest, most attended and most effective section groups. “For instance, there are so many more dealer members than there are manufacturers; so we’ve had a very nice section,” he said. “We’ve gotten some things accomplished that have been very positive.”

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WQA Dealer Section provides valuable venue for education and networking

About The Author: 

Elizabeth Lisican is associate editor for Water Quality Products. Lisican can be reached at 847.391.1012 or elisican@sgcmail.com.

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June 1, 2010
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June 1, 2010
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