Education for Legislation

Legislation and regulations have a large impact on the water quality industry — but the industry also has the power to impact the legislation that affects it. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Bill Dodd, California State Assembly candidate and member of the water industry, about the importance of educating legislators.

Kate Cline: What are the top legislative/regulatory issues currently facing the water quality industry in California? 

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An update on regulatory issues in California

About The Author: 

Bill Dodd is Napa County (Calif.) supervisor, a candidate for the California State Assembly and a former president of the Water Quality Assn. and Pacific Water Quality Assn. Dodd can be reached at bill@billdodd.com or 707.287.7249.

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
November 12, 2013
Activation Date: 
November 12, 2013
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Learning to Sustain

NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently collaborated to create an educational video series on water sustainability. WQP Managing Editor Kate Cline spoke with Mark Miano of NBC Learn and Thomas Torgersen of NSF about the series and why water sustainability is a critical issue in the U.S.

Kate Cline: What inspired the “Sustainability: Water” video series?

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New video series aims to educate Americans about water sustainability

About The Author: 

Mark Miano is executive editor of NBC Learn. Miano can be reached at contactus@nbclearn.com. Thomas Torgersen is program officer for hydrologic sciences for the National Science Foundation. Torgersen can be reached at info@nsf.gov.

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
October 17, 2013
Activation Date: 
October 17, 2013
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Turning to Technology

Safe Water Network develops affordable safe drinking water solutions for rural communities in need. WQP Assistant Editor Williette Nyanue spoke to Poonam Sewak, development and partnerships manager for Safe Water Network, about the organization’s new tablet-based water and health education campaign.

Williette Nyanue: What inspired the tablet-based water and health education campaign?

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Organization uses tablets to spread the word about safe drinking water

About The Author: 

Poonam Sewak is development and partnerships manager for Safe Water Network, New Delhi, India. Sewak can be reached at psewak@safewaternetwork.org.

Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com.

Publication Date: 
September 17, 2013
Activation Date: 
September 17, 2013
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Exciting Initiatives

This spring, Richard Mest, president of Master Water Conditioning Corp., was elected president of the Water Quality Assn. (WQA). Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Mest about what is in store in the next year for WQA and the water quality industry.

Kate Cline: What opportunities do you see in the coming year for this industry?

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New WQA President Richard Mest on the state of the industry

About The Author: 

Richard Mest is president of Master Water Conditioning Corp., and president of the Water Quality Assn. Mest can be reached at richard@masterwater.com.

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com.

Publication Date: 
June 4, 2013
Activation Date: 
June 4, 2013
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Ceramic Solutions

PureMadi is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving water quality and quantity. WQP Assistant Editor Williette Nyanue spoke with James Smith and Rebecca Dillingham of PureMadi to learn how the organization is using ceramic filtration technology to bring clean water to rural South Africa.

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Ceramic filter technology brings clean water to South Africa

About The Author: 

James Smith is a professor for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia. Smith can be reached at jsmith@virginia.edu. Rebecca Dillingham is director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia. Dillingham can be reached at r.dillingham@virginia.edu. Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7922.

Publication Date: 
May 3, 2013
Activation Date: 
May 3, 2013
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Well Wellness

Regular water well cleaning is vital for maintaining acceptable water quality and operational efficiency, and lowering maintenance costs. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Neil Mansuy of Subsurface Technologies Inc. about the importance of regular water well cleaning and how it impacts overall well health.

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The importance of regular water well cleaning and its impact on overall well health

About The Author: 

Neil Mansuy is vice president of technical services for Subsurface Technologies Inc. Mansuy can be reached at nmansuy@subsurfacetech.com or 816.221.7770. Amy McIntosh is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. McIntosh can be reached at amcintosh@sgcmail.com.

Publication Date: 
April 11, 2013
Activation Date: 
April 11, 2013
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Bottling Up

From bottled water bans to Hurricane Sandy relief, the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) has been busy in recent months. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Williette Nyanue spoke with Chris Hogan, vice president of communications for IBWA, for updates on how the bottled water industry is faring.

Williette Nyanue: What impacts have efforts to ban or restrict the sale of bottled water had?

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The latest updates on the bottled water industry

About The Author: 

Chris Hogan is vice president of communications for the International Bottled Water Assn. Hogan can be reached at chogan@bottledwater.org.

Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com.

Publication Date: 
March 21, 2013
Activation Date: 
March 21, 2013
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Tapping In

As the commercial bottled water industry continues to gain momentum, public drinking fountains are disappearing. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Dr. Peter H. Gleick, cofounder and president of the Pacific Institute, to find out how the institute hopes to encourage users to document and utilize existing public water fountains using the WeTap mobile app.

Amy McIntosh: How does the WeTap app work?

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Mobile app helps users map drinking fountains

About The Author: 

Dr. Peter H. Gleick is co-founder and president of the Pacific Insitute. Gleick can be reached at pgleick@pacinst.org or 510.251.1600.

Amy McIntosh is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. McIntosh can be reached at amcintosh@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7966.

Publication Date: 
February 5, 2013
Activation Date: 
February 5, 2013
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Working for Efficiency

Last fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program introduced several new actions to help businesses, organizations and homeowners save water. WQP Assistant Editor Williette Nyanue spoke with Veronica Blette, WaterSense program manager, to learn about the new initiatives and the benefits of water efficiency.

Williette Nyanue: Tell us about the new workplace best management practices (BMPs) and the new specifications for apartments and condos.

About The Author: 

Veronica Blette is program manager for WaterSense. Blette can be reached at watersense@epa.gov.

Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7922.

Publication Date: 
January 8, 2013
Activation Date: 
January 8, 2013
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Get the Lead Out!

In an effort to ensure that America has the cleanest water possible, on Jan. 4, 2014, a new law reducing the amount of lead allowed in plumbing products will go into effect. Williette Nyanue, assistant editor for Water Quality Products, recently spoke to Barbara Higgens, executive director of Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI), to discuss the implications of the law and how manufacturers are preparing to comply.

Williette Nyanue: What implications does the new lead law have?

About The Author: 

Barbara Higgens is executive director of Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. Higgens can be reached at bhiggens@pmihome.org.

Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7922.

Publication Date: 
November 29, 2012
Activation Date: 
November 29, 2012
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