Water Research Foundation Launches Two Award Programs

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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.

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June 19, 2012

First Professional-Level Convention Held for Water-Right/WaterCare Dealers

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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.

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June 18, 2012

IFAT ENTSORGA's May Show Biggest in History

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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.

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June 15, 2012

Fremont, Neb., Wins “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test

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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.

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June 13, 2012
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Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. Gives Back With Service Day in Santa Rosa, Calif.

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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:

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June 8, 2012

Four Students Receive Awards for NGWA Ground Water Summit Presentations

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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.

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June 7, 2012

Intelligence Squared to Debate Pros and Cons of Fracking at Aspen Ideas Festival

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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.”

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June 4, 2012

Tommy 'Two Gloves' Gainey to Deliver Keynote Address at 2012 NGWA Groundwater Expo

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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.

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May 21, 2012

Water Community to Celebrate Drinking Water Week 2012

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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.

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May 7, 2012

AWWA Offers ACE12 Online Preview

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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.

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April 30, 2012
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