DEA to provide a venue for people to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs
Keeping water free from chemicals is one way to help ensure the health and safety of water sources. Research has shown that pharmaceuticals — including prescription drugs — are present in the nation’s water and may cause environmental harm. Although there is no current evidence that these pharmaceuticals in the environment are responsible for any negative health effects in humans, keeping water clean is an important public health goal.
HaloKlear volunteers with local sustainable farm in honor of World Water Day 2014
On Friday, March 21, 2014, in honor of World Water Day, HaloSource, maker of the HaloKlear brand of environmental water cleanup products, headquartered in Bothell, Wash., partnered with 21 Acres, a sustainable living farm and education center in Woodinville, Wash., to raise awareness about water and energy issues to help promote more sustainable and equitable choices.
WQA announced the results and winners at WQA Aquatech USA 2014 in Orlando, Fla.
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) announced the results of its annual board elections and awards ceremony at WQA Aquatech USA 2014, the association’s annual convention and exposition. The event took place March 18 to 21 in Orlando, Fla.
The original date was changed to accommodate the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting
The organizers of Water Expo China have announced a change of date for their 2014 show, which will now be held Dec. 1 to 3 at the China National Convention Center, Beijing.
The original date in November has been changed to accommodate the high-level government APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM), which will take place in Beijing during that time.
The 2014 Mayor's Challenge promotes a long-lasting mindset of water conservation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging cities to participate in the annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a nonprofit community service campaign for cities across the nation to supplement their water conservation and education efforts.
Judith Herschell, president of Herschell Environmental in Pittsburgh, received the award
Judith Herschell, president of Herschell Environmental in Pittsburgh, is the recipient of the 2014 American Membrane Technology Assn.’s (AMTA) Presidential Award. The award was conferred during the 2014 AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, which Herschell chaired. It acknowledges individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of the association.
John Briscoe was honored for his contributions to global and local water management
John Briscoe, a native of South Africa, was named the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his contributions to global and local water management, inspired by a commitment to improving the lives of people around the world. Briscoe currently lives and works in the U.S., where he is a professor at Harvard University.
Individuals who register early for the conference can save up to $100 in registration fees
Early registration for the American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE14) begins March 28. After 40 years, ACE14 returns to Boston June 9 to 12.
Hands-on program connects thousands of people to their waterways each year
World Water Day 2014 marked the start of this year’s monitoring period for the World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC), an international outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world. From March 22 to Dec. 31, 2014, thousands of people worldwide are expected to connect with and monitor their local water bodies through a series of simple, hands-on tests.
The two organizations will highlight the water-energy nexus at the next World Energy Congress
The World Energy Council (WEC) and World Water Council (WWC) joined forces to bring the issue of the water-energy nexus to the fore in the runup to the seventh World Water Forum, to be staged in Daegu, Korea, April 12 to 17, 2015.