Program will assist underserved communities in the U.S.
In celebration of National Engineers Week, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ACSE), the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) announced the launch of a new program to help tackle a serious and growing challenge in the U.S.: small, underserved communities unable to afford the experts needed to meet basic infrastructure needs.
WaterSense partners have organized events and outreach to promote leak detection and repair
Easy-to-fix household leaks account for more than 1 trillion gal of water wasted each year across the country. To help curb water waste, the U.S.
Beginning in March 2015, WQA will offer two advanced-level certifications and four core titles
In coordination with the unveiling of its new Modular Education Program (MEP), the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) announced changes to its professional certification scheme.
Beginning in March 2015, WQA will offer two advanced-level certifications — master water specialist and master service technician — and four core titles — certified water treatment representative, certified water specialist (CWS), certified installer (CI) and certified service technician.
Randy Bennett of Leistritz Advanced Technologies receives honor
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) named Randy Bennett, vice president of technology and operations, Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp., as its 2013 “Member of the Year.” The award was conferred to Bennett at the Hydraulic Institute’s 2014 annual meeting held recently in Phoenix, Ariz.
Harold Chase brings more than 17 years of experience to new position
Global public health organization NSF Intl. appointed Harold Chase, former legislative assistant for U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, to lead NSF Intl.’s Legislative Affairs office on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C, which focuses on providing nonpartisan expertise to legislators on important public health and safety issues related to food safety, water quality, over-the-counter and pharmaceutical drug quality, dietary supplement safety, sustainability and environmental health.
President Obama met with local stakeholders and proposed a $1 billion Climate Resilience Fund
During President Obama’s trip to drought-stricken California, he visited impacted communities, met with local stakeholders and announced new efforts to support the state, including proposing a $1 billion Climate Resilience Fund as part of his federal budget proposal next month. According to reports, the fund will support research, community preparedness and new technologies for building resilient infrastructure.
Four new, free online lessons are available on the National Ground Water Assn. website
Four new, free online lessons are available to household water well owners at the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) website, www.wellowner.org.
The lessons were developed by NGWA with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Well owners can register by going to www.wellowner.org or using the links below:
Research focuses on how exposure to chemicals affects the development of the brain
Training helps reduce risk of microbial, chemical and physical hazards in building water systems
NSF Intl. launched a new Building Water Systems Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) training program for water system professionals. The training will help safeguard against microbial, chemical and physical hazards associated with premise plumbing, cooling towers and other water systems in buildings.
The webinars are for small and rural water and wastewater system professionals
On Jan. 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted the first of five planned "train-the-trainer" webinars to train small and rural water and wastewater system professionals to assess their system operations and make improvements in priority areas using the agencies' "Rural and Small Systems Guidebook to Sustainable Utility Management and Workshop in a Box" tools.