New Study Reveals Drinking Water Sources & Vulnerabilities for 493 Cities

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The Nature Conservancy
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Study shows water sources of most populated U.S. cities, how the sources are used and their level of protection

The Nature Conservancy released the findings of a study that identifies drinking water sources for 493 cities across the globe. The study, the first of its kind, includes detailed maps and a website showing the water sources of the 27 most-populated U.S. cities, revealing how these sources are being used as well as their levels of protection. This study also addresses a critical gap identified in a 2011 Nature Conservancy poll: 77% of Americans not using well water do not know where their water comes from.

Publication Date: 
October 15, 2012
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'Showerpooling' Campaign Promotes Water Conservation

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Unilever North America
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New survey reveals the good, bad and dirty about showering habits in the U.S.

A recent survey conducted by AXE found the average shower taken by 18 to 24 year olds in the U.S. lasts more than 17 minutes, a full nine minutes longer than the optimum shower time recommended to conserve water. While generally not top-of-mind, people's water use habits play a big role in determining their personal environmental footprints. AXE Shower is launching "Showerpooling," a campaign to educate people on the importance of water conservation in the U.S. and how everyone can save water by taking small actions in their everyday lives. 

Publication Date: 
September 18, 2012

China Forum Looks to Increase Industry Presence in Asia

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The India Task Force will gather again Aug. 8 in Chennai, India

Industry leaders, including Water Quality Assn. (WQA) President Dar Watts, attended the Aquatech China Tradeshow this summer, according to WQA. The association hosted a member forum during the show aimed at growing membership, product certification and professional education in the world's second biggest economy. The result may be the creation of a formal task force, such as the body operating in India.

Publication Date: 
July 20, 2012

Danger Ahead

The topic of hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking or hydrofracturing) and its potential effects on groundwater have dominated recent water industry news. WQP Associate Editor Kristin Muckerheide caught up with Marianne R. Metzger of National Testing Laboratories to discuss fracking’s effects and what we can expect in the future.

Kristin Muckerheide: How does hydraulic fracturing affect well water and groundwater?

About The Author: 

Marianne R. Metzger is GPG business manager for National Testing Laboratories Ltd. and a WQP editorial board member. Metzger can be reached at mmetzger@ntllabs.com or 800.458.3330.

Kristin Muckerheide is associate editor for Water Quality Products. Muckerheide can be reached at kmuckerheide@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7922.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
Activation Date: 
June 28, 2012
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Final Barrier: Looking Toward the Future

What exactly is final barrier? How does it work? Where does it fit into my business? These are questions asked by many dealers in the water treatment industry. The WQA Aquatech USA 2012 tradeshow, held March 6 to 9, focused on these questions with a mixture of presentations and a focus group discussion.

Protection From Disease

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Final barrier technology is poised to provide treatment solutions around the world

About The Author: 

Regu P. Regunathan, Ph.D., is president of ReguNathan Associates Inc. and is a technical consultant to the Water Quality Assn. Regunathan can be reached at regu5@yahoo.com or 630.653.0387.

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April 24, 2012
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April 24, 2012
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Mapping the Future

Just as in years past, we enter 2012 with a host of changes ahead.  But from new laws and regulations to emerging contaminants to the still-struggling global economy, the water treatment industry is ready to meet them. Water Quality Products asked five industry experts for their input on the challenges facing the industry this year and the opportunities they will bring.

CHANGING TIDES

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Industry leaders’ predictions for the coming year

Publication Date: 
January 24, 2012
Activation Date: 
January 24, 2012
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23190

State of the Industry 2011

Water Quality Products understands the importance of keeping up to date with current industry trends and information. We are pleased to bring you our fifth 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: 
November 30, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 30, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23147

Rising to the Top in Reno

Mike Guidara, president and founder of Truckee Meadows Water Systems Inc. (TMWS) in Reno, Nev., got his start in the water industry more than 25 years ago when he was living in Pebble Beach, Calif., and was offered a manager trainee position at a large bottled water company.

He struck out on his own, founded TMWS in 1988 and currently employs 12 people. The company’s service area covers northern Nevada and northern California.

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WQP’s Dealer of the Year shares tips for success

About The Author: 

Rebecca Wilhelm is former managing editor of Water Quality Products. For more information, contact Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
May 31, 2011
Activation Date: 
May 31, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22811

In Search of the Money Tree

Simply sit back and listen to hear the widespread cries for the government to assist nearly every type of business. This is especially applicable to those industries with significant funds available for local and/or federal campaign contributions. Nearly every segment of our economy is subsidized in some way by our tax dollars, or more accurately with borrowed dollars.

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The role of government in the water treatment industry

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner is a regional sales manager for Watts Water Quality Products. Horner can be reached at hornerjg@watts.com

Publication Date: 
March 24, 2011
Activation Date: 
March 24, 2011
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22610

State of the Industry 2010

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

Research for this report was conducted and compiled by ABR Research Inc., a nationwide independent research company specializing in custom research for clients in the business-to-business publishing and marketing industries.

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An assessment of the water treatment industry

Publication Date: 
January 24, 2011
Activation Date: 
January 24, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22467