Harvard Professor Wins 2014 Stockholm Water Prize

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Stockholm International Water Institute
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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.

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March 31, 2014

ACE14 Advance Registration Deadline is March 28

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AWWA
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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.

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March 28, 2014

Monitoring Period Opens for World Water Monitoring Challenge

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WEF, IWA
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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.

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March 27, 2014

World Energy Council, World Water Council Partner

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World Energy Council, World Water Council
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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.

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March 27, 2014

Qatar Pool & Spa Safety Conference Focuses on Education

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Pool & Spa Safety Assn.
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Bill Kent represented U.S. expertise for three-day event

The first Qatar Pool & Spa Safety Conference (QPSSC) was held in late 2013, focusing on an exchange of best practices and expertise to reduce injury and deaths due primarily to drowning and improper use of chemicals. The QPSSC attracted more than 300 professionals and government representatives.

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March 26, 2014

Groundwater Awareness Week Grows in 16th Year

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National Ground Water Assn.
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Nearly 400 websites promoted the event, which took place March 9 to 15

While it is said groundwater is “out of sight and out of mind” for many people, that is becoming less true as the National Ground Water Assn.’s (NGWA) National Groundwater Awareness Week continues to grow in reach and impact each year.

Nearly 400 websites — a record number — promoted the 16th edition of Groundwater Awareness Week, held March 9 to 15.

In Illinois alone, at least 10 county health departments promoted groundwater awareness to constituents, including Lake County, which offered discounted water tests to well owners.

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March 26, 2014

Zurn Launches Two Water Safety, Sanitation CEU Courses

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Zurn Industries LLC
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A total of six courses are now available on the Continuing Architect

Zurn Industries LLC launched two new continuing education (CEU) courses for architects that address water safety and sanitation — bringing the total roster of recent Zurn learning units to six.

Both new CEUs are available in streaming HD video via the Continuing Architect (TCA). They are a part of a series of eight courses scheduled for release on TCA by the end of 2014.

The two new Zurn courses are:

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Publication Date: 
March 25, 2014

AWWA Recognizes 21st Annual World Water Day

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA, the UN and water advocates celebrate World Water Day

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) joined the United Nations and water advocates throughout the world in recognizing the 21st annual World Water Day, observed on March 22, 2014. AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance issued the following statement:

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Publication Date: 
March 24, 2014

RainSoft to Place Focus on Dealers at WQA Aquatech USA

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RainSoft
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RainSoft will focus efforts on its dealership program and meeting with prospective new dealers

For the second consecutive year, RainSoft (booth #227) will focus efforts on its dealership program and meeting with prospective new dealers at WQA Aquatech USA 2014, scheduled for March 18 to 20 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

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March 17, 2014

3M Brings New Technology, Water Dealer Tools to WQA Aquatech USA

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3M Purification
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Select products will now carry WQA Sustainability Certification

3M Purification will showcase a suite of new resources for its 3M authorized water dealers at WQA Aquatech USA, March 18 to 21 in Orlando, Fla. In addition to debuting a new booth and drinking water filtration system, it will introduce the water community to the 3M Dealer Advisory Council, and also will preview exciting new online tools for dealers.

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Publication Date: 
March 18, 2014