Chris Jamieson previously served as vice president of backflow and valves
Watts Water announced that it has appointed Chris Jamieson as vice president of marketing. Previously he served as vice president of backflow and valves.
In his new role, Jamieson has responsibility for all functions involved in taking the Watts Water family of water solutions to market, including marketing strategy, market management, product training, communications and pricing.
Winter is nigh, and that means one thing in many regions: snow. While many dread the thought of winter snow due to the havoc it can cause in day-to-day life, snow is an important source of water in many areas—not least of which is drought-stricken California. In an effort to better understand snowmelt and its effects on soil and groundwater, Ryan Webb of Colorado State University led a study to measure soil wetting and drying dynamics. WQP Managing Editor Kate Cline recently caught up with Webb to learn more about the study and its implications for drought-affected regions.
As an attendee of many conferences and networking events, I have found that a business card is regarded with pride as a first impression willingly given to anyone who will receive it. Whether it is a quick introduction or a prolonged conversation, it often ends or begins with, “Do you have a card?” or “Take my card.” I have even seen some pretty incredible artwork and logo designs and innovative paper, which make those business cards memorable.
Crafting an online presence is about more than just contact information
Did you know that Section 32 of Quebec’s Environmental Quality Act currently outlines requirements for potable water products that are beyond those of U.S. states and other Canadian provinces?
The additional Quebec requirements from April 2013 state that the work referred to in Section 32 of Environmental Quality Act Paragraphs 2 to 4 of Article 4, Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 5.1, and Subparagraph (b) of Paragraph 1 of Article 10 require compliance with the standard NQ 3660-950. Confused? Please read on.
What Is Standard NQ 3660-950?
Provincial requirements include aesthetic quality testing for water products
With California experiencing its fourth year of severe drought, the need to save water remains a top priority for local and statewide agencies. Throughout 2015, California’s annual rainfall has been critically below average, and that includes the state’s third largest city, San Jose.
In the Sierra Nevada, the source of half of San Jose’s water, the snow pack measurement in April was only 6% of average levels. Locally, the groundwater level fell about 5 to 25 ft lower than the previous year.
California city implements restrictions to meet water reduction goals
It has been more than 20 years since the combination of hydraulic fracturing and direction drilling was introduced in the U.S. to extract natural gas, and the process continues to be widely used. It has been a hotly debated topic due to concerns about its impact on public health and the environment, specifically on drinking water. Water has long been at the center of this debate, from the amount of water used to fracture a well to the disposal of the flowback wastewater to pollution of drinking water sources.
EPA report evaluates fracking’s effects on drinking water resources
It’s no big surprise that customers today turn to the Internet first when looking for information on water treatment—with so much information available at our fingertips, and so many ways to access it, consumers like to be as informed as possible before making purchasing decisions.
The summit is being held Oct. 6 to 8 at the Hyatt Regency
More than 50 water experts will be in Toronto this week for the third annual World Water-Tech North America summit, held Oct. 6 to 8. The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP Ontario) is the event’s key partner in North America.
This year’s summit will focus on building smart, resilient cities through the development and adoption of advanced water technologies. The agenda will feature leading municipalities, technology providers, and active investors looking for game-changing solutions.
Experts from around the world will speak at the summit, including:
Entrants can submit their online entry through Nov. 15, 2015
A national competition was recently launched to reward new ideas and approaches for improving sustainability and resiliency efforts in the water and clean tech industries. Sponsored by Veolia, The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., the new program is called "Pow!
The port will be available for test runs during the show
In conjunction with its participation at WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference taking place in Chicago Sept. 26 to 30, The Water Council will launch the Global Water Port, an online research and collaboration powerhouse developed to enhance connectivity within the water technology sector and among those interested in finding solutions to water-related challenges.