Industry focuses on environmental impact reduction efforts
The bottled water industry is focused on helping people lead healthier lives and enjoy environmentally friendly communities. “In keeping with this year’s Earth Day theme of ‘Green Cities,’ the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) demonstrates a sustainable community focus through its numerous environmental impact reduction efforts, which are built on a foundation of solid science and smart decisions,” said Chris Hogan, vice president of communications for IBWA.
The World Aquatic Health Conference, now in its 11th year, will take place in Portland, Ore.
Early registration is now available for the World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), offering a $50 savings for people who register by June 1. The two-day event is slated for Oct. 8 to 10, 2014, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, Ore., one of the city’s first sustainable hotels. Academic, industry and government experts will come together to share how we can keep pools open and safer, and remove barriers to healthier living through aquatics.
Sessions will be held at the South Atlantic Jubilee and at the NGWA Expo
The Water Systems Council (WSC) will conduct sessions of its Water Systems Primer and Refresher program at the South Atlantic Jubilee in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on July 25, 2014, and at the Nation Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Expo in Las Vegas on Nov. 9, 2014.
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.