Campaign focuses on how to care for and maintain lawns during extreme drought
In the midst of exceptional drought conditions, the Santa Clara Valley Water District is launching a new summer advertising campaign. "Brown is the New Green" encourages residents to reduce their outdoor watering and let their lawns go a little brown this summer. Focusing on how to care for and maintain lawns during this extreme drought, the campaign highlights how a lawn can survive while saving a large amount of water.
WQA is now accepting proposals for educational presentations
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) is accepting proposals for educational presentations to be made at WQA Aquatech USA 2015. Each proposal must include a title, abstract, presenter contact information, session format and time required for the presentation. While original works are strongly preferred, topics modified from materials previously presented at other venues also will be considered.
Speakers are being sought on the following topics:
Speakers will share research on health benefits of swimming and how to reduce drowning
World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) organizers announced four keynote talks that will provide insights on the unknown benefits of aquatics. Nonprofit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) will host the 11th annual WAHC, which is slated for Oct. 8 to 10, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Portland, Ore.
Speakers will share research on health benefits of getting in the water, how to reduce drowning and how to get more people swimming
World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) organizers announced four keynote talks that will provide insights on the unknown benefits of aquatics to the populations the industry serves. Nonprofit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) will host the 11th annual WAHC, which is slated for Oct. 8 to 10, 2014, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, Ore.
The Water Council will serve as AWS's North America headquarters
At the Water Summit 2014, the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) announced the selection of The Water Council to serve as its North American headquarters. As a regional provider for AWS, The Water Council is responsible for administering AWS’s International Water Stewardship Standard 1.0 and overseeing the certification program in the U.S. and Canada. In April, AWS released the standard as a global framework to promote sustainable use of the world’s freshwater resources.
The webinar will introduce attendees to some of the new social media sites
The Illinois Section of the American Water Works Assn. (ISAWWA) will host a social media webinar, Monday, June 30, 2014. The webinar, “The Next Generation of Social Media: Beyond Facebook and Twitter,” will be presented by Abby Crisostomo and Pam Broviak. The younger generation has migrated out of Facebook, Myspace and Twitter. In order to keep up and communicate with them, the water industry needs to know how to use the same technology.
Australian Sustainability Week will be held Oct. 14 to 16 in Melbourne
Reed Exhibitions Australia, in association with Brooks Events and Inter-Water Events, is launching a new sustainability "mega event" in Melbourne, Australia.
For the first time, Australian Sustainability Week will showcase all aspects of sustainability, attracting more than 300 exhibitors and 8,000 industry professionals.
The event will:
The winners represented the Pennsylvania, Minnesota and New Jersey sections
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced the winners of its annual student poster competition. The competition took place during AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE14) in Boston June 8 to 12.
Giuliani urged water utility leaders and public officials to be courageous in communicating the need to reinvest in water infrastructure
Before a standing-room-only crowd of more than 3,000 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on June 8, 2014, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani opened the American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE14) with a keynote address stressing the importance of tackling North America’s looming water infrastructure crisis.