WaterTAP Names President & CEO

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WaterTAP
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Dr. Peter Gallant joins Ontario’s water technology accelerator

The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) board of directors announced that Dr. Peter Gallant has been appointed as president and CEO, effective immediately.

“We are pleased to welcome Peter to the team," said Kenneth A. Morrison, WaterTAP board chair. “He is a skillful, seasoned entrepreneur and leader with extensive experience in the global water technology sector. He is primed to lead WaterTAP as we expand our plans to provide value and support to growing companies.”

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May 20, 2015

Third Week of Building Safety Month Focuses on Water

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International Code Council
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Adoption and application of codes and standards and preventive measures are key to outdoor safety

As families move outdoors to enjoy warm weather this spring and summer, precautions should be taken to ensure outdoor areas are safe from potential hazards. The adoption of current model building codes and standards developed by the International Code Council Family of Companies (ICC), a strong and efficient system of code application and a workforce of building safety professionals are keys to ensuring safety inside and outside of homes.

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May 18, 2015

Duke Energy Subsidiaries Plead Guilty, Sentenced for Clean Water Act Crimes

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U.S. EPA
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The companies will pay a fine and conduct community service and wetlands mitigation

Three subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corp., the largest utility in the U.S., pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at several of its North Carolina facilities and agreed to pay a $68 million criminal fine and spend $34 million on environmental projects and land conservation to benefit rivers and wetlands in North Carolina and Virginia.

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May 15, 2015
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The Best Defense

Although the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa appears to be slowing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited it as the largest Ebola epidemic in history. In Liberia, more than 9,600 cases and 4,300 deaths have been reported. WQP Associate Editor Amy McIntosh reached out to G. Ruffner Page Jr., president of McWane Inc., to learn how a global collaboration is delivering clean water to Liberia to help fight this epidemic. 

Amy McIntosh: What is the current state of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa? 

About The Author: 

G. Ruffner Page Jr. is president of McWane Inc. Page can be reached at info@mcwane.com.

Amy McIntosh is associate editor for WQP. McIntosh can be reached at amcintosh@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7966.

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May 6, 2015
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California District to Hold Emergency Water Summit

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Santa Clara Valley Water District
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Elected officials from throughout the South Bay will gather to discuss potential solutions to ongoing water crisis

As California continues to suffer one of the worst droughts in its history, the Santa Clara (Calif.) Valley Water District is convening one of the first regional water summits in the state focused on providing local governments and agencies tools to combat the ongoing water crisis.

The summit will be held Saturday May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

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May 6, 2015

All’s Well That Ends Well

A few years ago, a realtor in central Pennsylvania eagerly showed a three-bedroom, “move-in-ready” bi-level home to a young couple who quickly met the offer and moved in. It turned out to be a costly mistake.  

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Pennsylvania home receives water quality & energy efficiency overhaul

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John Vastyan, owner of Common Ground, is a journalist whose work focuses on the plumbing and mechanical, HVAC, geothermal and radiant heat industries. Vastyan can be reached at cground@ptd.net or 717.664.0535.

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May 5, 2015
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Survey Indicates Americans Concerned About Tap Water Quality

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Bluewater
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Fifty-five percent of respondents are concerned about the quality of their tap water

A new survey reveals that 55% of Americans are concerned about the quality of their tap water. The online survey, conducted by Cint on behalf of Bluewater, also revealed that approximately one in six Americans avoid drinking water direct from their kitchen taps.

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May 5, 2015

Dr. Wallace ‘J.’ Nichols to Deliver Opening General Session Speech at AWWA ACE15

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American Water Works Assn.
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The conference will be held June 7 to 10 in Anaheim, Calif.

Dr. Wallace “J” Nichols will address water professionals at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 8 during the opening general session of the American Water Works Assn.’s Annual Conference and Exposition (AWWA ACE15) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Dr. Nichols is a biologist and New York Times bestselling author of Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do.

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May 1, 2015

NGWA Urges Support for Nepal Relief

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National Ground Water Assn.
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The association identified two organizations involved in relief efforts

Members of the global groundwater community have asked the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) what they may do to assist the stricken in Nepal, or elsewhere in the world where a natural disaster strikes. NGWA identified two organizations as good starting points.

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April 29, 2015

Water Systems Council to Host Great Lakes Children’s Water Festival

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Water Systems Council
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The organization expects 1,700 students to attend the festival

The Water Systems Council (WSC) will hold its 2015 Great Lakes Children's Water Festival on May 14, 2015 on the campus of Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, drawing almost 1,700 fifth grade students from Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.

The 2015 Great Lakes Children's Water Festival is one of the largest WSC has ever hosted. During the festival, students will explore drinking water, groundwater, watersheds, surface water, well systems, and water quality and conservation through interactive activities.

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April 28, 2015
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