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.
Conference will feature several events focusing on lead issues in Flint, Mich.
Water professionals, regulators and public health experts will assemble at the American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE16) at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center June 20 to 22 to discuss federal and state lead policies, Lead and Copper Rule revisions and lead service line replacement developments.
Public official gathering at ACE sets stage for presentation
One of North America’s foremost risk communications experts, Dr. Randall Hyer, will gather with public officials overseeing water June 21 to share science-based approaches for communicating about lead in the aftermath the Flint, Mich., incident.
Hyer’s presentation is part of the Public Officials Breakfast & Caucus at the American Water Works Assn. Annual Conference and Exposition June 20 to 22, at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. The breakfast event begins at 8 a.m. June 21 and is free to public officials registered at the conference.
World Aquatic Health Conference early bird registration ends May 31
The World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), an educational and scientific conference in the aquatics industry, will be in Nashville, Tenn. from Oct. 19 to 21.
Early bird registration concludes May 31. Information on how to register can be found on the WAHC website.
The 13th Annual WAHC will unite a cornucopia of aquatic leaders, researchers, manufacturers, operators, and managers at the Sheraton Music City Hotel.
IWA and AWP invite leaders to summit on water scarcity and drought
The International Water Assn. (IWA) and the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) will convene government and business leaders, NGOs, scientists and international organizations at a global summit on water scarcity and drought. The summit will take place Oct. 10 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in connection with the World Water Congress and Exhibition.
Event includes golf outing and a networking luau
The Florida Water Quality Assn. announced the 2016 Convention and Trade Show will take place June 9 through 11 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando.
Tee it up for the Annual Rusty Schoenthalter Golf Tournament at beautiful Hawk’’s Landing Golf Club starting at 8 a.m. June 9. There will be additional games and prizes will be issued to winners.