WQA Co-Hosts Important Chinese Water Conference

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The conference aimed to enhance communication and development of the drinking water treatment industries in China with other countries

In partnership with the Chinese media outlet China Drinking Water Specialist (CDWS), the Water Quality Association (WQA) co-hosted the 2014 International Drinking Water Development Conference in Shanghai on Nov. 14.

The goal of the conference was to enhance communication and development of the drinking water treatment industries in China with those in other countries. Its content reflected the latest trends and hot topics in the Chinese drinking water treatment industry, including international expansion, laws and regulations, research and development.

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December 22, 2014

AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

Twitter Chat to Commemorate Safe Drinking Water Act's 40 Years

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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On Dec. 16, use #safetodrink to chat with EPA's director of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

To celebrate 40 years of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water will hold a Twitter chat featuring Peter Grevatt, the office’s director.

The Twitter chat will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. EST.

It will explore the accomplishments of the act’s 40 years, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

Participation is simple: Tweet @EPAwater and use the hashtag #safetodrink. 

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December 10, 2014

World Aquatic Health Conference Set for October

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National Swimming Pool Foundation
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The conference includes seminars on public health code, recreational water illness prevention, facility management, advanced chemistry, drowning prevention and fear, health benefits and new industrial technology

For the 12th consecutive year, global recreational water leaders will gather at the World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), slated for Oct. 7 to 9, 2015. The conference will be held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz. In addition, the first biannual meeting of the Conference of the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) will take place Oct. 6 to 7 at the resort. The CMAHC serves the role of collecting, assessing and relaying national input needed on the MAHC.

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November 26, 2014

World Aquatic Health Conference Marks Successful Year

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National Swimming Pool Foundation
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Presentation on aquatic matters highlighted opportunities for the industry

The 11th annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), hosted by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), was held in Portland, Ore., Oct. 8 to 10. Nearly 400 people representing a record number of states (42) and countries (12) traveled to the conference this year.

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November 7, 2014

San José Environmental Services Department Hosts Photo Contest

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San José Environmental Services Departmen
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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.

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October 16, 2014

WQA to Hold International Meetings

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Water Quality Assn.
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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

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October 1, 2014

Water Professionals Help Plant Seeds of Water Awareness in New Orleans

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Water Environment Federation
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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.

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September 29, 2014

Steven Maslansky Receives NGWA’s Life Member Award

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National Ground Water Assn.
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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.

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September 25, 2014

Water Leaders Chart Sustainable Future for Water

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International Water Assn.
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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.

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September 24, 2014