The goal of the executive order is to reduce the state's water usage by 25%
Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.
Panel of experts met to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the Great Lakes and addressing the global water crisis
Evanston, Ill.-based Rotary Intl., an international humanitarian service organization, hosted a free public panel discussion titled "Tap Into Lake Michigan: A Local Perspective on the Global Water Crisis," on March 31 to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation, protecting our Great Lakes and the ways to address the global water crisis.
The panel moderator, Debra Shore, commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, spoke about Chicago’s water history and the important role Lake Michigan plays in the city.
The funds will be used to finance water quality protection and drinking water projects
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has allotted $27 million to Puerto Rico to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be used to finance water quality protection and drinking water projects.
Drought resiliency and energy savings through water conservation will be focus of fourth annual national awareness campaign
With at least 36 states facing water shortages this year, mayors across the country will be asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in a national contest aimed at drastically slashing water and energy use across the nation—and in return residents can win a new Toyota Prius Plug-In, water-saving fixtures and hundreds of other prizes.
There is a misperception among some in the business world that a company cannot be both cost conscious and environmentally conscious. A new wave of companies, including outdoor apparel retailer Patagonia and craft brewery New Belgium Brewing, however, are shattering the old notion that profitability and sustainability are mutually exclusive. The same movement is taking hold in the water treatment industry, according to Stuart Mann, sustainability certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. (WQA).
Water treatment companies see returns on investments in sustainability
Summit will unite diplomats, industry leaders and international organizations to advance innovations in clean water and sustainable development
MagneGas Corp. will host the UN World Water Day Summit on March 23, 2015, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in partnership with the Jack Brewer Foundation and the U.S. Federation for Middle East Peace (USFMEP). This summit will give MagneGas the opportunity to introduce its sterilization system to industry leaders and international organizations to facilitate global expansion of the technology for the treatment of sewage and agricultural waters.
The food, beverage and brewing industries operate under exacting safety and quality standards. Any microbial contamination in the process can cause discoloration, affect flavor and shorten shelf life, not to mention create potential health risks for consumers. Effective microbial disinfection of the whole process is therefore essential.
UV disinfection’s many applications in the food & beverage sector
WaterSense is encouraging hotels across the country to keep track of water usage
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense program is continuing its H2Otel Challenge in 2015, encouraging hotels to assess, change and track their water use using best management practices. To date, 800 hotels have pledged to tackle projects throughout their properties that can improve water efficiency and performance while providing the highest-quality experience for guests.
With the invention of the oil burner in 1903, heating a home using oil became possible. By 1915, the first oil burner was installed in Boston; by 1917, contracts for oil to heat homes were pouring in. At the time, oil was a clean alternative to the messy and backbreaking work of shoveling and burning coal.
Converting a heating system from oil to water in a Rhode Island mansion
Change is all around us, and being able to adapt to that change is key to business success, whether that means integrating new technologies or accommodating new regulations and certification requirements. The coming year is likely to bring plenty of change to the water quality industry, but these changes will bring opportunity.
WQP asked three industry experts to share their thoughts on the changes and trends that will affect the industry in 2015. From new regulations to evolving customer needs, there will be plenty of chances for our industry to adapt and find success.