Certified to Compete

Whether or not we would like to admit it, we are a competitive society. Competition surrounds us in everything we do, and we are always looking for ways to get an edge. It is involved even in simple, daily activities, such as driving your car when you are running an errand.

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Certifying products helps differentiate them from the competition

About The Author: 

Mark T. Unger, CWS-VI, is technical and training manager for the Water Quality Assn. Unger can be reached at munger@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

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August 27, 2014
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August 27, 2014
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Preparing to Launch

Are you planning to launch a new website soon? Many companies held off on building new websites through the recession and are now looking at quite a bit of “tech debt” on their old sites. Regardless of which platform you choose or which consulting firm you hire to build your new site, there are plenty of ways to do it wrong. As somebody who has been around the block a few times with website rebuilds (and has the grey hair to prove it), let me offer some words of advice.

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Consider these 10 tips before redesigning your website

About The Author: 

Joel Hughes is a founding principal of MediaPress Studios, a subsidiary of Scranton Gillette Communications Inc. Hughes can be reached at jhughes@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1015.

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August 27, 2014
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August 27, 2014
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Securing Water Safety

Protecting the quality and safety of our nation’s drinking water is an important and never-ending task. NSF Intl., a global independent public health organization, works with government, industry and consumer groups to make sure harmful contaminants and chemicals are not added to drinking water.

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New standards ensure protection against tampering & emerging contaminants

About The Author: 

Dave Purkiss is general manager of NSF Intl.’s Municipal Water Products Program. Purkiss can be reached at purkiss@nsf.org or 734.827.6855.

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August 26, 2014
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August 26, 2014
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Water for Health

In this age of fad diets and fitness crazes, there is one piece of health advice that everyone can agree on: Drink more water.

Proper hydration is key to good health, and with all the worries about growing obesity rates, no beverage is better for hydration than plain old, calorie-free water.

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

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August 26, 2014
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August 26, 2014
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ProSystems Adds to Sales Force

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ProSystems
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Reggie Medlin joins ProSystems as factory representative for the Mid-Atlantic region

ProSystems has added more veteran leadership with Reggie Medlin joining the company as factory representative for the Mid-Atlantic region. A former plumber, Medlin will be responsible for sales in Georgia, Maryland, North and South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and will report directly to Eddie Garmon, Aquion executive vice president — business development

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August 26, 2014

WQRF Campaign Reaches $1 Million Milestone

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Water Quality Assn.
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Investing in Your Future Campaign has seven months left to reach its $2.5 million goal

The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) announced that the Investing in Your Future Campaign exceeded the $1 million mark. With more than seven months to go, tremendous progress has already been made toward its $2.5 million goal.

WQRF thanked Paul Moorman and the Good Water Co. of Ontario, Canada, for making the pledge that broke the $1 million threshold.

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August 25, 2014

USGS Helps Assess Water Resources in Afghanistan

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U.S. Geological Survey
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Fact sheet details efforts that have helped Afghanistan quantify and monitor water resources

For the past decade, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have shared their expertise with the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS) in efforts to build an inventory of Afghanistan’s water resources. A new fact sheet details how these efforts help the country quantify and monitor its water resources.

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August 22, 2014

Watertech India 2014 to Showcase Sustainable Strategies

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Messe Frankfurt
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Water woes across India underline the need to handle water more efficiently

India is the second largest water-consuming country in the world and is presently facing severe scarcity of water resources. The challenge for Indian industries is to find ingenious ways of handling water efficiently and disposing of wastewater in a proper manner. With environmental laws getting stricter, Watertech India has received strong support from government bodies including the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India. The 2014 fair is Sept.

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August 21, 2014

California Legislature Approves $7.5 Billion Water Bond

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Natural Resources Defense Council
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New bond invests in local water supply projects, groundwater storage and safe drinking water

With California Gov. Jerry Brown’s support, the state legislature approved, on a bipartisan basis, a $7.5 billion water bond that would provide clean drinking water for disadvantaged communities and provide $1.5 billion for water recycling, storm water capture, water efficiency and other local water supply projects.

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August 18, 2014

New AWWA Book Examines Water Contamination Outbreaks

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American Water Works Assn.
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“Ensuring Safe Drinking Water” offers 21 case studies and in-depth analysis

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) released its newest publication, Ensuring Safe Drinking Water: Learning From Frontline Experience With Contamination by Steve E. Hrudey and Elizabeth J. Hrudey.

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August 18, 2014