International Water Assn. executive director encourages collective plan
Global water professionals and leaders met to discuss water scarcity and the role of water in global change—achieving national development priorities, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and adapting to climate change—at African Water Week July 18 to 22 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The International Water Assn. Executive Director Ger Bergkamp encouraged a collective plan for postive change.
Attendees can receive discount, earn CEU credits
The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) announced that early registration is available for the 2016 ASPE Convention and Exposition. Join plumbing engineers and designers in Phoenix Oct. 28 to Nov. 2 for the convention and Oct. 31 to Nov.
Winners recognized in three booth categories
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced the “Best in Show” booth winners from its Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE16), which was held in June in Chicago.
Performance Water Products Inc. to host free event
Performance Water Products Inc. announced it will host the Pacific Water Quality Assn. (PWQA) Annual Summer BBQ July 21.
The free event will feature several speakers. California state Sen. Janet Nguyen will speak on industry issues and the general state of the capitol. Tom Palkon, senior vice president for the International Association of Plumbing Mechanical Officials, and David Loveday, director of government affairs for the Water Quality Assn., will speak to the importance of product certification, with Loveday focusing on issues across the nation.
Industry professional network grows
Water treatment system manufacturer Water-Right Inc. concluded its annual Clear Choice Water Group "Celebrate Success" convention for its network of independent professional-level water treatment dealers.
The conference, held June 15 to 17 at the Bridgewood Resort and Conference Center in Neenah, Wis., hosted more than 100 representatives of water treatment dealers from across the country, educating members on best practices from industry experts and the Water-Right team.
AWWA awards top honor in tap water taste at ACE16
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced the city of Bloomington, Minn., won the 12th annual “Best of the Best” Tap Water Taste Test. Sponsored by Avista Technologies Inc. and composed of regional winners from water-tasting competitions across North America, the event was held at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16) in Chicago.
The city of Iola, Kan., was awarded second place and the village of Canajoharie, N.Y., was awarded third place. The People’s Choice award winner, as determined by conference attendees, was awarded to City Corp., Russellville, Ark.
Company selected for its focus on water conservation and efficiency
Zurn Industries LLC was invited to attend the United Nations (UN) Global Impact Leaders Summit June 22 and 23. The invitation followed the outline of Zurn’s water efficiency efforts in a White House report regarding bringing sustainability to the nation’s water resources.
International Conference on Water Reuse & Recycling to be held in Sept.
The International Desalination Association (IDA) has announced the speakers and program for the International Conference on Water Reuse and Recycling. The conference theme is “Turning Vision into Reality.” To be held Sept. 25 to 27, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditeranée in Nice, France, the conference combines panels, plenary sessions and technical papers to focus on strategies and technologies for municipal and industrial water reuse programs.
Confirmed speakers for the Opening Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 25:
Professionals gather in Chicago, tackle water quality challenges
More than 12,000 water professionals gathered at Chicago’s McCormick Place West Convention Center for the American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16). The professionals explored solutions to lead and other challenging water quality issues.
During the Opening General Session, AWWA CEO David LaFrance drew from Chicago’s history to demonstrate how water professionals have overcome seemingly insurmountable hurdles. He pointed out that the city reversed the flow of the Chicago River in just seven years.
Grants cover travel expenses to State Water Sustainability Planning Summit
The Ground Water Research & Education Foundation (GWREF) is accepting applications to provide grant funding to cover travel expenses for qualified applicants, who wish to participate in the State Water Sustainability Planning Summit: The Groundwater Connection Sept. 11 to 14. The event will take place in Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with the Ground Water Protection Council’s Annual Forum and National Rural Water Assn. WaterPro conference.