Water community urges consumers to get to know their water
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and the water community officially kicked off Drinking Water Week 2014 across North America by asking the question, “What do you know about H2O?”
The annual convention and tradeshow will take place June 5 to 7 in Orlando, Fla.
The Florida Water Quality Assn. (FWQA) will host its annual convention and tradeshow June 5 to 7 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Fla. The main educational seminars and tradeshow will be held Friday morning, followed by the exhibit from 3 to 6 p.m. The exhibition is open to educational attendees during the day, and to the public from 3 to 5 p.m. Water Quality Assn. exams will be given Saturday, June 7, at 11 a.m.
Former New York mayor's address will include insights on the challenges facing municipal leaders today
Former mayor of New York City Rudolph Giuliani will address more than 2,000 water professionals from throughout North America at 9 a.m. Monday, June 9, during the opening general session of the American Water Works Assn.’s Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE14) at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
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.