Zurn Launches Two Water Safety, Sanitation CEU Courses

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Zurn Industries LLC
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A total of six courses are now available on the Continuing Architect

Zurn Industries LLC launched two new continuing education (CEU) courses for architects that address water safety and sanitation — bringing the total roster of recent Zurn learning units to six.

Both new CEUs are available in streaming HD video via the Continuing Architect (TCA). They are a part of a series of eight courses scheduled for release on TCA by the end of 2014.

The two new Zurn courses are:

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March 25, 2014

May the Best Product Win

While growing up, I never would never have guessed that I would end up working in the drinking water treatment industry. All I knew growing up was sports. I was raised in a household with three older brothers who are all tall and athletically gifted. They range in height from 6 ft 5 in. to 6 ft 8 in., and I am 6 ft 2 in., so, simply put, if we had decided not to play sports it would have been a “waste of height.” When I was too young to even watch the competition, I was dragged to countless basketball games, baseball tournaments and swim meets.

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The unseen similarities between product certification and sports

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Amy Reichel is sales and marketing associate/tradeshow specialist for the Water Quality Assn.’s Gold Seal Product Certification Div. Reichel can be reached at areichel@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

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March 24, 2014
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March 24, 2014
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NGWA Offers Certified Groundwater Professional Designation

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National Ground Water Assn.
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The new designation signifies that the holder has a thorough background in groundwater subjects

The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) is accepting applications for its new Certified Groundwater Professional (CGWP) designation, which signifies that the holder has a thorough background in groundwater subjects.

The new program, revamped from a previous version that started in 1986, requires both professional experience and continuing education. The following core competencies ensure that the applicant has a diverse background in groundwater and sufficient skills to earn the designation:

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March 14, 2014

NSF Intl. Appoints John D. Graham to Board of Directors

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NSF International
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John D. Graham is dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

NSF Intl. appointed John D. Graham, Ph.D., dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, to its board of directors.

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March 11, 2014

WHO Unveils Household Water Treatment Product Testing Program

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Water Quality Assn.
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The program will aid populations with limited capacity to subject manufacturers to product testing

The World Health Organization (WHO) will soon begin validating household water treatment products for use around the globe. WHO unveiled its International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies. The program is intended to aid populations in developing countries with limited capacity to subject manufacturers to rigorous, independent evaluations of product performance.

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March 5, 2014

WQA Announces Professional Certification Changes

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Water Quality Assn.
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Beginning in March 2015, WQA will offer two advanced-level certifications and four core titles

In coordination with the unveiling of its new Modular Education Program (MEP), the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) announced changes to its professional certification scheme.

Beginning in March 2015, WQA will offer two advanced-level certifications — master water specialist and master service technician — and four core titles — certified water treatment representative, certified water specialist (CWS), certified installer (CI) and certified service technician.

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February 20, 2014

Certification Revamp

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?

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The latest on the new WQA education scheme

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Tanya Lubner is director of education and certification for the Water Quality Assn. Lubner can be reached at tlubner@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

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February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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New Year, New Laws

Whether you slept through the ball drop at midnight or yelled “Happy New Year!” with your friends and family, 2014 is well underway. With the new year came some new laws that everyone in the drinking water treatment industry we should be aware of. 

California Product Registration

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Regulatory changes affecting the water industry in 2014

About The Author: 

Amy Reichel is Gold Seal sales and marketing associate and tradeshow specialist for the Water Quality Assn. Reichel can be reached at areichel@wqa.org or 630.505.0287.

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February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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Grundfos Launches Online Learning Platform

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Grundfos
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Grundfos' Ecademy offers training for the U.S. pump market

Grundfos launched Ecademy, an online training platform for professionals in the pump industry, at the 2014 International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in New York.

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January 22, 2014

The Science Behind the Standards

There is a buzz of excitement throughout the industry surrounding the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Sustainability Standards. The development of these standards was sparked by the WQA board of governors, which tasked the association with finding a proactive way to promote sustainability and environmental awareness across the entire drinking water treatment sector. This torch was eagerly taken up by industry volunteers, with task force ranks eventually growing to represent more than 50 WQA members and stakeholders.

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The life-cycle approach to creating sustainability standards

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Stuart Mann, CWS-VI, is sustainability certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. Mann can be reached at smann@wqa.org or 630.929.2546.
Eric Yeggy, CWS-VI, is program development manager for the Water Quality Assn. Yeggy can be reached at eyeggy@wqa.org or 630.929.2539.

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January 16, 2014
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January 16, 2014
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