World Toilet Day to highlight the plight of people without access to a clean, private toilet
Observed annually on Nov. 19, the global World Toilet Day campaign, put together by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the World Toilet Organization, aims to break the taboo around the toilets and draw attention to the existing global sanitation challenge. Sanitation is a fundamental human right. World Toilet Day was created to raise global awareness of the daily struggle for proper dignified sanitation that a staggering 2.5 billion people continue to face.
WQA Aquatech USA 2013 will take place April 2 to 5 in Indianapolis
Registration for the Water Quality Assn.'s (WQA) annual convention, WQA Aquatech USA 2013, is now open. The event will take place April 2 to 5, in Indianapolis, which is located in the hard water belt, with a high concentration of WQA members and prospects. First-time attendees will be able to attend due to location. Also, service and office personnel will have the opportunity to walk the show and participate in educational sessions.
The program for WQA Aquatech USA 2013 will include:
The conference focused on strengthening the plumbing industry by elevating its perception
Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) held its 2012 Fall Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 7 to 10. The conference focused on “Promoting Plumbing as a Profession” and in strengthening partnerships surrounding the industry.
Award recognizes achievements and contributions to plumbing industry
Craig Selover was awarded the President’s Award at Plumbing Manufacturers Intl.’s (PMI) Fall Conference in Washington, D.C., held Oct. 7 to 10, 2012.
Established in 2009 by then-PMI President Walt Strader, the President’s Award is given in recognition of lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions to the plumbing industry.
AmeriCares and the American Red Cross are distributing bottled water to residents affected by storm
Nestle Waters North America has donated more than half a million bottles of water to its emergency relief partners, AmeriCares and the American Red Cross, serving communities affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Vermont. Additional donations are expected in the coming days.
California Groundwater Assn. recognizes Daniel T. Meyer’s service to the groundwater industry
National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) President-Elect Daniel T. Meyer, MGWC, CVCLD, has been named Contractor of the Year by the California Groundwater Assn. (CGA).
The award, presented at the 64th annual CGA Awards Banquet on Oct. 19, recognizes Meyer’s service to the groundwater industry in California and at the national level, said CGA Executive Director Mike Mortensson.
Mayville wins North Dakota American Water Works Assn.'s annual Drinking Water Taste Test competition
It is official—the city of Mayville has been voted the best tasting tap water in North Dakota. Eight cities competed in the Annual Drinking Water Taste Test at the 84th annual North Dakota Water & Pollution Control Conference in Minot, N.D.
The expo will feature workshops, panel presentations and discussion sessions
Held annually by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA), this year's Groundwater Expo is slated to take place Dec. 4 to 7 in Las Vegas.
Attracting thousands of professionals from around the world, the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting has come to be the best-attended groundwater industry event.
Proceeds from the tournament will go toward completing WWIF’s most recent projects
Members of the Pacific Water Quality Assn. (PWQA) have decided to support Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) during their 2012 Fishing Fools fishing tournament. The tournament is held yearly after the PWQA annual convention as a way for long-time members to bond and exchange fishing stories, as well as to discuss business opportunities.
The forum will feature training and continuing education, introduce new programs, share best practices and review the latest industry data
Culligan Matrix Solutions is holding a Commercial and Industrial Forum Oct. 8 to 9 in Rosemont, Ill. Culligan dealers from North America are gathered for high-level training and continuing education, the introduction of new programs, sharing best practices and viewing the latest industry data impacting this business sector.