Water Industry Craves Innovation

My what a difference a few years makes! At this time in 2000 I wrote a similar article highlighting the changes I saw happening in the water industry. Based on what I said then, the future is upon us now.

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Consolidation doesn’t have to damper development

About The Author: 

Roger Miller spent 10 years with Osmonics, from 1993-2003, where he held positions in marketing, sales and general management. During 2003, Miller assisted GE Water Technologies in the integration of Osmonics and the development of its global strategy. He currently is helping his wife with a start-up business and attending school in Minneapolis. While in the water treatment industry, Miller was active in the Water Quality Association, most recently as chairperson of the C&I section, as well as an editorial advisor for Water Quality Products magazine. Prior to joining Osmonics, Miller held management positions with manufacturing companies in the metalworking and aerospace industries.

Publication Date: 
February 26, 2004
Activation Date: 
February 26, 2004
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Building a Stronger Industry

Reorganization, unification, increased productivity and streamlined technological advancements are all part of the new Water Quality Association (WQA). The WQA is taking great strides to make changes to help enhance the benefits to its current and future members. The benefits to members are numerous and worthy of the fees. In times of tougher state and federal legislation, new product certifications and consumer awareness, now is a time to be associated with an organization that fights daily for your needs.

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What the WQA is doing to strengthen your business

About The Author: 

Jeff Roseman, CWS-II, is the owner of Aqua Ion Plus+ Technologies, in La Porte, Ind., and a member of the WQP Editorial Board. He has a background in physics and chemistry from Purdue University. He can be reached at 219-362-7279; jeff@aquaionplus.com; www.aquaionplus.com.

Publication Date: 
January 27, 2004
Activation Date: 
January 27, 2004
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The Future of Water

As we move forward into 2004, many organizations are looking to close the books on some issues while focusing attention on the long-term future of the industry--an industry that requires the time, attention and fullest efforts from all of its members. The marketplace has been steadily changing, and the near and distant future only looks to continue that trend.

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What does the water industry have in store for 2004?

Publication Date: 
December 31, 2003
Activation Date: 
December 31, 2003
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Delivering to a Thirsty Public

Safety and quality are of paramount importance to the bottled water industry and bottlers are not content to simply sit back and rest on their laurels. Producers constantly are embracing new technologies and processes to enhance efficiency and bring safe, high-quality, good-tasting and convenient bottled water products to a thirsty public.

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Protecting consumers and water resources with bottled water legislation

About The Author: 

Joseph K. Doss has served as president and CEO of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) in Alexandria, Virginia since 1999. Doss has extensive experience in food and drug, government affairs, public relations, legal and association management issues.

Activation Date: 
September 26, 2003
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14443

A Solid Future for POU Water Purification

Point-of-use (POU) water purification has a solid future. The relatively new POU industry will have to shoulder tremendous responsibility. Serious issues of water quality as well as quantity are apparent. The right of every human to water must be proactively protected if an acceptable quality of life for future generations is to be reasonably assured. This will not happen until it becomes a high priority political issue.

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Industry professionals are responsible for bringing greater awareness of water quality to government officials and the public

About The Author: 

Glenn Land is the founder and president of Aduk, Inc. He may be reached at 276-773-2097; glenn@aduk-ete.com

Activation Date: 
March 11, 2003
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Zero Waste: A Look at the Future of Reverse Osmosis

Most reverse osmosis systems waste as much as 20 gallons just to produce one gallon of product water. The new technology called "ZeroWaste" eliminates this problem by returning the concentrate water from the reverse osmosis system back to the home's plumbing, resulting in 100 percent efficiency.

About The Author: 

Josh Hanford is the national sales manager for Watts Industries. He is the manager of new product development and serves on the Water Quality Association's RO Task Force.

Publication Date: 
March 11, 2003
Activation Date: 
March 11, 2003
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What Is in the Stars?

WQP asked industry professionals nationwide to comment on what the water industry might see in the upcoming year. Although these professionals share their outlooks for 2003, the water treatment industry"s future is uknown, but it should continue to shoot for the stars.

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Industry professionals predict the future of the water industry

Publication Date: 
December 30, 2002
Activation Date: 
December 30, 2002
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The Challenges of Stormwater Management

Stormwater management and its role in the larger challenge of preservation of water quality around the world is an evolving issue. As commercial development continues at record levels, both the quantity of runoff and water quality are issues that need to be looked at carefully. The engineering community is being pushed to design new solutions that keep groundwater and surface water ecology safe and that also protect development economics.

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Stormwater Treatment

About The Author: 

Bryan A. Coppes is the vice president of research and development for Storm Tech, Inc. He is responsible for product development and R & D at Infiltrator Systems. Since 1993, he has been involved in the design process for Infiltrator's product lines and has assisted in establishing the StormTech subsidiary. Prior to joining Infiltrator Systems, Coppes worked in engineering and product development in the lift industry. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute.

Activation Date: 
November 4, 2002
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Expanding Knowledge, Continued Growth

The bottled water industry has seen steady growth for years. Consumers are demanding beverage choices to suit their healthy lifestyles, and the bottlers have stepped in to meet those needs. One of the driving forces behind this continued boom is the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA).

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A look at IBWA and the bottled water market

Activation Date: 
September 26, 2002
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Growing Awareness of POU

The future of safe drinking water lies squarely in the hands of the point-of-use (POU) water purification industry. Growing awareness among decision-makers and consumers is the force behind the increasing importance of the POU industry.

About The Author: 

Glenn Land is founder and president of Aduk, Inc. Bill Harrison is vice president of marketing. They may be reached at 276-773-2097.

Publication Date: 
April 25, 2002
Activation Date: 
April 25, 2002
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13071
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