The combined IBWA and NAMA tradeshow will be held Nov. 13
The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) and the National Automatic Merchandising Assn. (NAMA) will again conduct two of their conferences over the same dates and at the same location. The 2013 IBWA Annual Business Conference and Tradeshow will be held Nov. 11 to 15, and the 2013 NAMA Coffee Tea & Water show will be held Nov. 12 to 14. Both conferences will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
The meetings are part of an initiative to cultivate membership
As part of its ongoing initiative to cultivate membership in Asia, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) is holding meetings in South Korea, China and India this winter. Each meeting will provide an opportunity for current and prospective member companies to share their thoughts on the types of programs and services they want WQA to offer in these countries.
Dr. Jim Birkett recognized for his contributions in the fields of desalination and water reuse
The Intl. Desalination Assn. (IDA) presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Jim Birkett in recognition of his extensive contributions in the fields of desalination and water reuse. The award was conferred at the IDA World Congress 2013 in Tianjin, China.
Greg Towsley of Grundfos North America will speak at the event
Grundfos will lend its perspective to the second annual Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas, Oct. 24 to 25 in Manhattan, Kan.
The conference will highlight the latest policy and research developments of water issues in the state, covering topics such as drought resilience, the value of water and the challenges of meeting Kansas’ water needs.
EPA awards Partners for Sustained Excellence, Partners of the Year and Excellence Award winners
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized its first two WaterSense Partners for Sustained Excellence, along with seven Partners of the Year and six Excellence Award winners. The winners were recognized at the WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference in Las Vegas on Oct. 3, 2013.
Plenary address focuses on the importance of sustainable water management in Saudi Arabia and China
The International Desalination Assn. (IDA) World Congress 2013 officially convened at the Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin, China, with an opening ceremony that featured dignitaries from around the world as well as the People’s Republic of China, and the traditional ribbon cutting and VIP exhibition walk-through.
DEA to provide a venue for people to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs
Dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs safely on Saturday, Oct. 26 — National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
BWA will host a session and present technical papers to AWT attendees
BWA Water Additives will be hosting a session on its latest registered non-oxidizing biocide and new multi-functional water additives Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at the Association of Water Technologies (AWT) annual convention in Uncasville, Conn. The 8 to 8:30 a.m.