The theme at the first-of-its-kind Water Security Summit 2001, sponsored by Haestad Methods on December 3 and 4, was “Prevent. Detect. Respond.” More than 600 water utility and government officials from the United States and 20 other countries gathered in Hartford, Conn., to hear 30 experts discuss vulnerability and security measures for the nation’s water supply infrastructure in the event of a bioterrorist attack. Both speakers and attendees explored water system vulnerabilities; discussed guidelines for implementing security plans; and reviewed existing federal, state and private resources.
Water Infrastructure Safe But Not Invulnerable
The unprecedented events of Sept. 11 and the recession that began hitting our nation at the beginning of 2001 created havoc in the business world. The water industry was no exception; it also saw its share of fluctuation. With such an unpredictable economy, we move into 2002. WQP asked industry professionals nationwide to comment on what the water industry may see in the upcoming year. Although these professionals share their outlooks for next year, only time will tell what lies ahead.
2002 Industry Predictions
Recent news regarding the public?s fluoride intake and chromium 6 contamination has made for some alarming headlines. Though several past reports have concentrated on tap water, it is bottled water that is now becoming the current media target.
The water cooler--the social epicenter of every office and in some countries the main water source in homes--now is showing up in other environments from restaurants to coffee shops, schools and hospitals.
Closing the Loop on Material Selection
Editorial: May 6—12 is National Drinking Water Week (NDWW). It is our duty and opportunity as water professionals to make this week work for us by incorporating local companies, expertise and even the Water Quality Association (WQA) into NDWW.
In the midst of sunny Orlando (well, sort of) with theme parks and shopping galore, lay a convention center filled with great promise. Innovative products, treatment options, expertise, networking and a sharing of ideas: all of these are what the WQA promised at this year’s Conference and Trade Show in March. Did it succeed in providing these things to its attendees? With more than 250 exhibitors, 74 hours of educational programming and 75 renowned speakers, how could it miss?
An overview of the WQA 27th Annual Convention & Exhibition
Many important topics have been discussed lately. The EPA arsenic standard, California’s SB1006, MTBE, desalination and dealer partnerships with small municipalities. As our industry develops further, many of our businesses–both small and large–will seek innovative and unique ideas for selling, technology, marketing and even developing partnerships.
The following lists a brief overview of various associations and how you can find out more about each of them.
Organizations on File to Meet Your Needs
The Water Quality Association’s 26th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Long Beach, Calif., offered everything to water quality professionals worldwide.