A Positive Approach

As we close out the year, businesses are busy evaluating 2014 and planning and budgeting for 2015. Earlier this fall, we asked a random sampling of WQP readers to share their thoughts on the year past and the year ahead in our 2014 State of the Industry survey.

The results revealed an industry that faces many hurdles in the coming year, but is positive about the future.

About The Author: 

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

Publication Date: 
December 1, 2014
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December 1, 2014
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World Aquatic Health Conference Set for October

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National Swimming Pool Foundation
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The conference includes seminars on public health code, recreational water illness prevention, facility management, advanced chemistry, drowning prevention and fear, health benefits and new industrial technology

For the 12th consecutive year, global recreational water leaders will gather at the World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), slated for Oct. 7 to 9, 2015. The conference will be held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz. In addition, the first biannual meeting of the Conference of the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) will take place Oct. 6 to 7 at the resort. The CMAHC serves the role of collecting, assessing and relaying national input needed on the MAHC.

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November 26, 2014

Congressmen Promote Water for the World Act

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Congressman Earl Blumenauer
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The bill will provide safe water and sanitation to poor communities globally

This week, U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Ted Poe held a press conference to promote the Sen. Paul Simon Water for the World Act, HR 2901, and to celebrate World Toilet Day.

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November 21, 2014

Californians Form Coalition to Fight Drought

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Natural Resources Defense Council
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Coalition drafts recommendations for government to take action on drought

As California heads into a possible fourth consecutive year of drought, a coalition of 15 environmental, fishing and public policy organizations released a set of recommended actions to modernize California’s water system and respond to the drought.

The drought has led to dramatic impacts on some cities and farms, as well as on the health of California’s rivers, wildlife and fisheries. 

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November 19, 2014

WQP Accepting Nominations for Industry Icons

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WQP
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Honorees will be featured in March 2015 20th anniversary edition of WQP

As part of it's 20th anniversary celebration, WQP is currently accepting nominations for Industry Icons - individuals who have contributed to and positively influenced the water industry, whether in the realms of manufacturing or dealerships, research or legislation, associations or others. 

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November 6, 2014
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Submit Your Nominations for Industry Icons by Jan. 10

The Future of Bottled Water

In today’s on-the-go lifestyle, bottled water is a convenient, healthy hydration choice. The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) works not only to encourage Americans to make healthy choices, but also to advocate for its member companies when it comes to regulations affecting bottled water quality, sales, taxes and more. WQP Managing Editor Kate Cline recently caught up with Christopher Hogan of IBWA to learn more about the association’s current and future efforts.

About The Author: 

Christopher Hogan is vice president of communications for the International Bottled Water Assn. Hogan can be reached at chogan@bottledwater.org or 703.647.4609.
Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
October 29, 2014
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October 29, 2014
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Less Waste, More Green

Leading the national tourism average with double-digit growth in occupancy rates, the summer of 2014 was a particularly good one for hotels in the San Francisco Bay Area. The increase in demand for visitor accommodations came in the midst of an unprecedented drought in California — the worst in decades, with three drier-than-average years so far — and approval of the first statewide rules to punish water wasters. In a unanimous vote earlier this year, the California State Water Resources Control Board approved new restrictions on outdoor water use.

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California hotel saves water with efficient irrigation system

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Kevin Heverin is marketing manager for ETwater. Heverin can be reached at kheverin@etwater.com or 800.438.3400.

Publication Date: 
October 29, 2014
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October 29, 2014
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From Past to Present

They say the only constant is change. As the world and the industry change around us, it’s important that we stay up to date — and that means some big changes here at WQP.

With the November issue, we are debuting not only a brand new look, but a new size too. We hope you enjoy this convenient format and updated design, but never fear—we will continue to offer the same quality content you have come to expect from WQP in the past almost-20 years.

About The Author: 

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

Publication Date: 
October 29, 2014
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October 29, 2014
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Zurn Wilkins Participates in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Zurn Wilkins
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Seventy-five Zurn Wilkins associates participated in the fundraising efforts

The Zurn Wilkins unit of Zurn Industries LLC recently took up this summer’s national craze, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, raising more than $1,400 to be used for medical research.

About 75 Zurn Wilkins associates participated in the fundraising efforts, culminating in a group ice bucket dump on company property. A video of the event, involving more than 200 lb of ice, is posted on YouTube

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October 17, 2014

San José Environmental Services Department Hosts Photo Contest

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San José Environmental Services Departmen
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Every Drop Counts social media photo contest helps San Joseans save water

The City of San José (Calif.) Environmental Services Department (ESD) is hosting a photo contest using Twitter or Instagram to encourage San José residents to share how they are meeting the challenge to reduce their water use during the current severe drought.

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October 16, 2014