World Energy Council, World Water Council Partner

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World Energy Council, World Water Council
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The two organizations will highlight the water-energy nexus at the next World Energy Congress

The World Energy Council (WEC) and World Water Council (WWC) joined forces to bring the issue of the water-energy nexus to the fore in the runup to the seventh World Water Forum, to be staged in Daegu, Korea, April 12 to 17, 2015.

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March 27, 2014

Qatar Pool & Spa Safety Conference Focuses on Education

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Pool & Spa Safety Assn.
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Bill Kent represented U.S. expertise for three-day event

The first Qatar Pool & Spa Safety Conference (QPSSC) was held in late 2013, focusing on an exchange of best practices and expertise to reduce injury and deaths due primarily to drowning and improper use of chemicals. The QPSSC attracted more than 300 professionals and government representatives.

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March 26, 2014

Groundwater Awareness Week Grows in 16th Year

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National Ground Water Assn.
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Nearly 400 websites promoted the event, which took place March 9 to 15

While it is said groundwater is “out of sight and out of mind” for many people, that is becoming less true as the National Ground Water Assn.’s (NGWA) National Groundwater Awareness Week continues to grow in reach and impact each year.

Nearly 400 websites — a record number — promoted the 16th edition of Groundwater Awareness Week, held March 9 to 15.

In Illinois alone, at least 10 county health departments promoted groundwater awareness to constituents, including Lake County, which offered discounted water tests to well owners.

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March 26, 2014

May the Best Product Win

While growing up, I never would never have guessed that I would end up working in the drinking water treatment industry. All I knew growing up was sports. I was raised in a household with three older brothers who are all tall and athletically gifted. They range in height from 6 ft 5 in. to 6 ft 8 in., and I am 6 ft 2 in., so, simply put, if we had decided not to play sports it would have been a “waste of height.” When I was too young to even watch the competition, I was dragged to countless basketball games, baseball tournaments and swim meets.

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The unseen similarities between product certification and sports

About The Author: 

Amy Reichel is sales and marketing associate/tradeshow specialist for the Water Quality Assn.’s Gold Seal Product Certification Div. Reichel can be reached at areichel@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

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March 24, 2014
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March 24, 2014
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AWWA Recognizes 21st Annual World Water Day

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA, the UN and water advocates celebrate World Water Day

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) joined the United Nations and water advocates throughout the world in recognizing the 21st annual World Water Day, observed on March 22, 2014. AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance issued the following statement:

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Publication Date: 
March 24, 2014

Champions for Change

It all began for me in the fall of 2012, when D.J. Shannahan, owner of Sharp Water and a Water Quality Assn. (WQA) board member, provided me with his wealth of experience to assist the state of Delaware in revising a restrictive septic law. During a visit in February 2013, Richard Mest, WQA president and president of Master Water Conditioning Corp., immediately offered his years of legislative experience throughout the U.S. and specifically in Washington, D.C., to help in Delaware. 

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Associations work toward revised septic laws in Delaware

About The Author: 

Dean Srygley is executive director of the Eastern Water Quality Assn. Srygley can be reached at ewqa12@verizon.net or 302.730.3019.

Publication Date: 
March 21, 2014
Activation Date: 
March 21, 2014
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Breaking New Ground(water)

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.

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Court cases help shape U.S. groundwater policies

About The Author: 

Margaret Martens is executive director of the Water Systems Council. Martens can be reached at mmartens@watersystemscouncil.org or 202.625.4387.

Jesse Richardson is lead land use attorney for the West Virginia University College of Law, and policy and research advisor for the Water Systems Council. Richardson can be reached at jessehokie@gmail.com.

Publication Date: 
March 21, 2014
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March 21, 2014
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Leaving a Legacy

When it comes to education and training, webinars, websites and textbooks are great, but there is one source of information that is especially invaluable: the insights and advice a water treatment industry veteran can pass on to new employees.

According to Christine Fletcher, owner of Secondwind Water Systems in Manchester, N.H., transferring that information from veteran employees to new hires has been one of the most challenging aspects of employee education over the years. 

About The Author: 

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

Publication Date: 
March 21, 2014
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March 21, 2014
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Epcor Water USA Receives Safe Drinking Water Award

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Epcor Water USA
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Arizona Water Treatment Facility receives award from the Partnership for Safe Water

Epcor Water USA Inc. received the Director’s Award of Recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water for the company’s Anthem Water Treatment Facility in Anthem, Ariz.

The Anthem plant is one of the first membrane treatment facilities in the U.S and only the third facility in Arizona to achieve the Director’s Award. Fewer than 2% of water utilities in the U.S. have achieved this recognition.

Publication Date: 
March 21, 2014

Artesian Resources Corp. CEO Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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Artesian Resources Corp.
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Dian C. Taylor honored for ongoing contributions to the water industry

Dian C. Taylor, chair, president and CEO of Artesian Resources Corp., was the recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting on February 22, 2014.

Publication Date: 
March 21, 2014