AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

Water for the World Act Goes to the President’s Desk

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Office of Congressman Blumenauer
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After passing Congress, the bill is only one step away from becoming legislation

The HR 2901 bill, also known as the Paul Simon Water for the World Act, passed Congress unanimously, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) announced.

“Last night, despite the odds, we saw such an achievement as the Senate passed the Sen. Paul Simon Water for the World Act, my bipartisan legislation to improve global water, health and sanitation and improve the lives of millions across the world,” Blumenauer said in a statement.

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December 16, 2014

New Website Visualizes California Drought

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U.S. Geological Survey
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The interactive website allows visitors to understand the drought better

A newly released interactive California drought visualization website aims to provide the public with atlas-like, state-wide coverage of the drought and a timeline of its impacts on water resources.

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December 9, 2014

Christian Water Quality Charities Win Award

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ROI Ministries
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Organizations provide clean water for less than a dollar a year per person

Recently, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been given the hashtag label #GivingTuesday. ROIMinistry.org announced its 2014 Top 10 list of Christian organizations in the world, based on their lasting impact per dollar.

Two of the organizations on the list provide clean water for less than a dollar a year per person and a third organization provides a daily meal for the poor and orphaned for only $1.52 per month.

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December 4, 2014

In It to Win It

As my children enter their toddler years, I can see how competition will begin to play a role in our lives. My kids compete over everything — mostly toys — and they frequently end up getting angry at one another. Nevertheless, they continue, time and again, to compete against each other in whatever they are doing. 

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Product certification can give products an edge in the marketplace

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Tom Spoden is laboratory manager for the Water Quality Assn. Spoden can be reached at tspoden@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

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December 1, 2014
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December 1, 2014
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State of the Industry 2014

Keeping up with current industry trends and information is key to business success. With that in mind, WQP is pleased to bring you its eighth annual State of the Industry Report, which includes valuable information on the water treatment industry and its trends.

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An assessment of the water treatment industry

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December 1, 2014
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December 1, 2014
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A Positive Approach

As we close out the year, businesses are busy evaluating 2014 and planning and budgeting for 2015. Earlier this fall, we asked a random sampling of WQP readers to share their thoughts on the year past and the year ahead in our 2014 State of the Industry survey.

The results revealed an industry that faces many hurdles in the coming year, but is positive about the future.

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Kate Cline is managing editor of WQP. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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December 1, 2014
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December 1, 2014
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World Aquatic Health Conference Set for October

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National Swimming Pool Foundation
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The conference includes seminars on public health code, recreational water illness prevention, facility management, advanced chemistry, drowning prevention and fear, health benefits and new industrial technology

For the 12th consecutive year, global recreational water leaders will gather at the World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), slated for Oct. 7 to 9, 2015. The conference will be held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz. In addition, the first biannual meeting of the Conference of the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) will take place Oct. 6 to 7 at the resort. The CMAHC serves the role of collecting, assessing and relaying national input needed on the MAHC.

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November 26, 2014

Congressmen Promote Water for the World Act

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Congressman Earl Blumenauer
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The bill will provide safe water and sanitation to poor communities globally

This week, U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Ted Poe held a press conference to promote the Sen. Paul Simon Water for the World Act, HR 2901, and to celebrate World Toilet Day.

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November 21, 2014

Californians Form Coalition to Fight Drought

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Natural Resources Defense Council
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Coalition drafts recommendations for government to take action on drought

As California heads into a possible fourth consecutive year of drought, a coalition of 15 environmental, fishing and public policy organizations released a set of recommended actions to modernize California’s water system and respond to the drought.

The drought has led to dramatic impacts on some cities and farms, as well as on the health of California’s rivers, wildlife and fisheries. 

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November 19, 2014