Every Drop Counts social media photo contest helps San Joseans save water
The City of San José (Calif.) Environmental Services Department (ESD) is hosting a photo contest using Twitter or Instagram to encourage San José residents to share how they are meeting the challenge to reduce their water use during the current severe drought.
WQA will host meetings in India, Germany, South Korea and China
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) will host four meetings outside the U.S. this fall. These industry meetings will take place in Bangalore, India (Oct. 10); Frankfurt, Germany (Oct. 23); Seoul, South Korea (Nov. 12); and Shanghai (Nov. 14 to 15). Please visit WQA's online events calendar for details. Here are the basics:
Inaugural WQA of India Meeting
Community- and student-focused events are part of upcoming WEFTEC.14
The Water Environment Federation (WEF), in coordination with the city of New Orleans and the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, will help promote environmental stewardship and raise awareness about the value of water by holding a series of community- and student-focused events that began with a green infrastructure construction project in Conrad Park.
Maslansky honored for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry
Steven P. Maslansky, PG, CPG, of Maslansky GeoEnvironmental in Prescott, Ariz., has received a Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry.
The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
IWA’s World Water Congress & Exhibition focuses on improving water availability and safety
On Sept. 21, more than 5,000 water experts and industry professionals from 97 countries came together at the International Water Assn.'s (IWA) World Water Congress & Exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal, for five days of debate to identify and define new solutions to tackle the global water crisis.
Dow’s global business director will discuss the role of technology in accelerating sustainability
Snehal Desai, global business director for Dow Water & Process Solutions, was selected as a speaker at Verge San Francisco 2014, to be held Oct. 27 to 30.
Paper will be released at WEFTEC in New Orleans
Since 2008, an alliance between leading businesses, farmers and environmental nongovernmental organization has worked to positively affect the way people use and consume water. Charting New Waters (CNW) — launched by the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread — will release its new report, “Navigating to New Shores: Seizing the Future for Sustainable and Resilient U.S. Freshwater Resources,” Sept. 29 at the Water Environment Federation’s annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in New Orleans.
The call for nominations is open through Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Water Quality Assn. (WQA) members have an opportunity to nominate their peers for one of several awards recognizing individuals for their service to the water quality improvement industry.
Throughout September, water community will pay tribute to the contributions of Hispanic-Latino community
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and the water community kicked off a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout September, AWWA and its members will pay tribute to the many contributions the Hispanic-Latino community has made to the water community, the nation and the world.
W. Richard Laton received the Ross L. Oliver Award and the Keith E. Anderson Award
Hydrogeology Professor W. Richard Laton, Ph.D., PG, CHG, CPG, of California State University, Fullerton, received two 2014 awards from the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).
Laton received the Ross L. Oliver Award for outstanding contributions to the groundwater industry and the Keith E. Anderson Award for outstanding contributions to NGWA. The awards will be presented in December at NGWA’s Groundwater Expo & Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.