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

Trouble at the Tap

Many Americans, Asians and Europeans worry about the quality of their tap water; almost 40% of Americans participating in a new survey said they boiled or filtered their water before drinking it. That level of concern is a key trend in consumer attitudes toward the water they drink at home, work and leisure.

Bottled Water Binge

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Attitudes toward tap water lead consumers to search for treatment options

About The Author: 

David Noble is corporate communications manager for Blueblue AB. Noble can be reached at dn@bluewater.se.

Publication Date: 
February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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Feeling the Fear

The year started off with big news in the water treatment industry. The chemical spill in West Virginia, which affected more then 300,000 people, topped national headlines for weeks in January. The “do not use” advisory lasted more then a week for portions of that population, forcing them to rely on bottled water for drinking, cooking and bathing for up to 10 days.

About The Author: 

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

Publication Date: 
February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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Poland Spring Outsells Beverage Brands in Northeast

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Nestlé Waters North America
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Sales of Poland Spring brand water in the New York metropolitan area topped $506 million in 2013

New Nielsen data from 2013 of packaged beverage sales across retail channels indicate that Poland Spring brand water, the leading product of Nestlé Waters North America, is the best-selling beverage in the New York tri-state area. In addition, it is a bestseller across major Northeast markets, including Boston; Albany, N.Y.; and Hartford/New Haven, Conn.

Publication Date: 
February 6, 2014

Water Shortages Slow Energy Production Worldwide

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The World Bank
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Thirsty Energy initiative will help countries mitigate the impact of water scarcity on energy security

The World Bank is launching a new initiative at the World Future Energy Summit and International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, that will help developing countries better plan and manage scaling up energy capacity to meet rising demand, in tandem with water resource management.

Publication Date: 
January 22, 2014

Facing Water Scarcity

Drought, failing infrastructure and severe weather events all threaten the availability of water, both domestically and abroad. Water Quality Products Associate Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Jim Thebaut, creator of the “Running Dry” documentary series, about these issues and what can be done to resolve water scarcity.

Amy McIntosh: What are some of the major drought issues facing the Southwest?

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The threat of dwindling water supplies to the Southwest

About The Author: 

Jim Thebaut is president, CEO and executive producer of the Chronicles Group Inc. Thebaut can be reached at jimthebaut@chroniclesgroup.org or 310.521.0303.
Amy McIntosh is associate editor for Water Quality Products. McIntosh can be reached at amcintosh@sgcmail.com.

Publication Date: 
January 16, 2014
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January 16, 2014
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Focus on the Future

Another year has come and gone, and it is time again to look toward the future. The coming year promises many opportunities, but, as always, an array of challenges as well. The water industry must endeavor through a time of increasing globalization — a positive trend when it comes to working together to resolve the ever-increasing issues of water scarcity and sustainability, but a negative one in terms of ever-growing competition. Closer to home, U.S.

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Industry experts’ input on the year to come

Publication Date: 
January 16, 2014
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January 16, 2014
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New Initiative Backs Local Campaigns to Stop Fracking

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MoveOn.Org
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MoveOn is awarding $50,000, along with materials, training and strategic support to activists

MoveOn.org Civic Action announced a new #FrackingFighter initiative to support 100 grassroots activists who are working to ban fracking in their local communities. The organization is awarding a total of $50,000 to the "Fracking Fighters," along with materials, training and strategic support.

Publication Date: 
January 10, 2014

2013 State of the Industry

Water Quality Products understands the importance of keeping up to date with current industry trends and information. We are pleased to bring you our seventh annual State of the Industry Report, which includes valuable current information regarding the water treatment industry and its trends.

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An assessment of the water treatment industry

Publication Date: 
December 4, 2013
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December 4, 2013
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ASHRAE/AHR Survey Forecasts 2014 HVACR Growth

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AHR Expo
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HVACR manufacturers predict strong economic prospects & solid sales increases

Optimism for improving economic business prospects in the HVACR industry continue to grow, according to a recent ASHRAE/AHR Expo survey sent to more than 1,000 HVACR manufacturers worldwide. According to survey results, 79% of the respondents said their prospects for business were either “excellent” (19%) or “good” (60%) for the coming year. The remaining 21% of the respondents felt prospects were “fair.”

Publication Date: 
November 27, 2013