Water Worries

After more than two years of drought, California may finally see relief with El Niño, a weather pattern that brings cooler, wetter winters to the southwestern U.S. Residents in that state are pushing for water security in more ways than natural rainfall dependency, however. Water Quality Products Editorial Assistant Chelsea Corbin recently spoke with Tracy Quinn, policy analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), about the drought and a poll that demonstrates voters’ water priorities.

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California residents’ opinions on the drought

About The Author: 

Tracy Quinn is policy analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Quinn can be reached at tquinn@nrdc.org or 310.434.2300.

Chelsea Corbin is editorial assistant for Water Quality Products. Corbin can be reached at wqpeditor@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
May 9, 2014
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May 9, 2014
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Softening Technology Trends

Alternatives to ion exchange water softeners are not new to the water quality market. In recent years, we have seen a number of new technologies as well as new twists on old technologies, and we continue to hear promises that these new products will change our paradigm. 

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Keeping your business updated with new softening system options

About The Author: 

Steve Fox is president of Next Filtration Technologies Inc. Fox can be reached at fox@nextfiltration.com.

Publication Date: 
May 6, 2014
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May 6, 2014
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AWWA Publishes 2014 State of the Water Industry Report

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American Water Works Assn.
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Water infrastructure and supply top list of concerns among water professionals

The state of water and wastewater infrastructure is the top current issue facing water professionals and those they serve, according to the American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) 2014 State of the Water Industry Report, with long-term water supply second on the list.

The report captures the most pressing water issues as expressed by more than 1,700 North American water experts. It is available free of charge from AWWA’s website.

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April 11, 2014
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AWWA Publishes 2014 State of the Water Industry Report

Indian Membranes Market to Grow at CAGR of 14% During 2014-19

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TechSci Research
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Indian membranes market is highly import dependent due to lack of domestic manufacturing

The membrane market in India is largely dominated by the leading global membrane manufacturers. These manufacturers are importing membranes from their manufacturing facilities located outside the country. These international players, with their expertise and technical know-how, are targeting conventional as well as other potential applications of membranes in different industrial and commercial processes. Currently, there are only two domestic players involved in manufacturing membranes in India.

Publication Date: 
April 4, 2014

U.S. Demand for Filters to Reach $14.8 Billion in 2018

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The Freedonia Group Inc.
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Replacement demand will account for the vast majority of filter sales

U.S. demand for filters will advance 3.6% annually to $14.8 billion in 2018, with replacement demand accounting for the vast majority of filter sales.

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April 2, 2014

Global Children's Bottled Water Report Released

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Research and Markets
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Report reveals opportunities within the children segment to support strategic bottled water planning

Research and Markets announced the addition of the "Global Children's Bottled Water 2014 Report" report to its offering.

Increasing concerns over child obesity are providing opportunities for bottled water targeted at children to seize market share from other children's soft drink categories, many of which are criticized for high sugar and calorie content.

Publication Date: 
March 25, 2014

Breaking New Ground(water)

Many court decisions affecting the well water industry and groundwater resources were considered and decided in 2013. This article will cover some of the most important decisions from the past year.

Something Fishy

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Court cases help shape U.S. groundwater policies

About The Author: 

Margaret Martens is executive director of the Water Systems Council. Martens can be reached at mmartens@watersystemscouncil.org or 202.625.4387.

Jesse Richardson is lead land use attorney for the West Virginia University College of Law, and policy and research advisor for the Water Systems Council. Richardson can be reached at jessehokie@gmail.com.

Publication Date: 
March 21, 2014
Activation Date: 
March 21, 2014
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Indian Bottled Water, Water Purifier Market Opportunities Published

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Research & Markets
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The market size of the Indian bottled water industry is expected to reach $2,442 million by 2017

Research & Markets added the "Sectoral Capsule-Indian Bottled Water & Water Purifier Market Opportunities" report to its offering.

Publication Date: 
March 12, 2014

EPA Awards Grants for Chemical Exposures, Brain Development Research

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EPA
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Research focuses on how exposure to chemicals affects the development of the brain

The U.S.

Publication Date: 
February 13, 2014

California Pilot Program Helps Conserve Water

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Waterless Co. Inc.
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Pilot program allows users to see how their water use compares to their neighbors

In Northern California, a program to help reduce water consumption and use water more efficiently is proving to be more successful than anticipated.

Developed by the California Water Foundation (CWF) and the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) the pilot program allows users to see how their water use compares to neighbors living in similar homes and circumstances.

Publication Date: 
February 10, 2014