New awards recognize influential researchers and subscribing utilities for contributions to advancing science of water
At its annual Subscriber Breakfast on June 11, the Water Research Foundation announced the inaugural winners of two new award programs. The Research Innovation Award honors researchers and research teams who have made significant contributions to advancing the science of water through foundation-sponsored research. The Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research honors subscribing utilities that have made notable improvements to their treatment, delivery and/or management processes through the successful application of foundation research.
The convention took place May 17 to 19 in Appleton, Wis.
Water-Right/WaterCare held their inaugural Professional Level Dealer Network convention May 17 to 19 in Appleton, Wis. The theme of the convention was “Moving Forward Together,” and Water-Right and WaterCare dealers came together from all over the United States to do just that.
The convention kicked off with a tour of the Water-Right facilities and a meet-and-greet welcome reception co-sponsored by Clack Corp. and Pentair Water.
The trade fair hosted a record 125,000 visitors at its show in May
After best-ever figures for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space at IFAT ENTSORGA in May, the trade fair announced that it set a new record, with approximately 125,000 visitors—up from 109,589 visitors in 2010.
Water provider secures top honor at American Water Works Assn.’s Annual Conference and Exposition
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced that the Fremont Department of Utilities of Fremont, Neb., has won the annual “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test. The event, composed of regional winners from water-tasting competitions across North America, was held at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE12) in Dallas on June 12.
The city of Fremon, receives its water from nine groundwater wells in the High Plains Alluvial Aquifer, with an average well depth of 90 ft. The utility pumps 5 million gal per day through 160 miles of water main to serve 28,000 people.
PMI members and staff volunteered for a day of service at the Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County
Prior to the start of the Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) Spring Conference, members and staff volunteered for a day of service at the Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County's ReStore retail outlet. The PMI team assisted with pricing products, moving displays and cleaning merchandise, while learning about the mission of Habitat for Humanity in Sonoma County.
The volunteer group included:
The Farvolden Awards are given in honor of the late Dr. Robert Farvolden, former senior science counsel for NGWA
The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation awarded a total of $3,000 in Farvolden Awards to four students for paper or poster presentations made at the 2012 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Ground Water Summit, which took place in May in Garden Grove, Calif.
Given in honor of the late Dr. Robert Farvolden, former senior science counsel for NGWA, the $750 scholarships were awarded based on the quality of the presentation, content (including contribution to groundwater science, engineering, management or policy) and demonstrated insight on the chosen topic.
The debate will happen at the Aspen Ideas Festival in July
On July 1, Intelligence Squared U.S. will partner with the Aspen Ideas Festival to present its 62nd debate, “No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom is Doing More Harm Than Good.”
Gainey will speak at NGWA's Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, Dec. 4 to 7 in Las Vegas
Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, which will take place Dec. 4 to 7, 2012 in Las Vegas.
Drinking Water Week 2012 began May 7
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) kicked off Drinking Water Week 2012 on May 7 with a call to “Celebrate the Essential” throughout North America.
Throughout the week, AWWA and its partners will celebrate water by recognizing the essential role drinking water plays in our daily lives, with special attention to water infrastructure, the economy and careers in the water profession.
The preview will be available May 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) has announced that it will broadcast a complimentary online event to anyone with an AWWA login account on Tuesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature a preview of AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition’s (ACE12) online exhibit hall, and participants will learn about ACE12 session highlights.