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.
California residents’ opinions on the drought
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.
Keeping your business updated with new softening system options
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Court cases help shape U.S. groundwater policies
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.
Research focuses on how exposure to chemicals affects the development of the brain
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.