The Water Council will serve as AWS's North America headquarters
At the Water Summit 2014, the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) announced the selection of The Water Council to serve as its North American headquarters. As a regional provider for AWS, The Water Council is responsible for administering AWS’s International Water Stewardship Standard 1.0 and overseeing the certification program in the U.S. and Canada. In April, AWS released the standard as a global framework to promote sustainable use of the world’s freshwater resources.
NGWA Director of Science and Technology, William M. Alley, will begin his term Sept. 15
National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Director of Science and Technology, William M. Alley, Ph.D., has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA’s) National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC).
The webinar will introduce attendees to some of the new social media sites
The Illinois Section of the American Water Works Assn. (ISAWWA) will host a social media webinar, Monday, June 30, 2014. The webinar, “The Next Generation of Social Media: Beyond Facebook and Twitter,” will be presented by Abby Crisostomo and Pam Broviak. The younger generation has migrated out of Facebook, Myspace and Twitter. In order to keep up and communicate with them, the water industry needs to know how to use the same technology.
Australian Sustainability Week will be held Oct. 14 to 16 in Melbourne
Reed Exhibitions Australia, in association with Brooks Events and Inter-Water Events, is launching a new sustainability "mega event" in Melbourne, Australia.
For the first time, Australian Sustainability Week will showcase all aspects of sustainability, attracting more than 300 exhibitors and 8,000 industry professionals.
The event will:
The two organizations will document the water initiative happening in Wisconsin
The Water Council has formed a partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society to document the water initiative happening in Wisconsin, which they believe will shape the economic future for the state. It was decided that the significance of the water movement being spearheaded by the Water Council would one day be viewed as a part of Wisconsin’s history, and thus should be well documented now, while the individuals responsible for the council are still around and able to contribute to that process.
Californians call for investments in long-term solutions
Californians believe this year's record drought is the "new normal" and favor investments in long-term solutions over short-term fixes, according to a poll released by the California Water Foundation.
Toxic heavy metals found in drinking water wells next to coal ash dump in North Carolina
Waterkeeper Alliance released the results of a water testing investigation, first reported in an Associated Press (AP) Big Story. The AP story highlighted serious health issues among people living near three large coal ash disposal pits at Duke Energy’s Buck Steam Station, a retired coal-fired power plant on the Yadkin River in Rowan County, N.C.
John Donahue accepted the ceremonial AWWA gavel at ACE14
In an event at the conclusion of the American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE14) in Boston in June, John Donahue, CEO of North Park (Ill.) Water District, accepted the ceremonial AWWA gavel and began his term as president.
The gavel passing ceremony was the culmination of a five-day conference that drew more than 11,000 water professionals and water technology providers to Boston.
There are many different technologies that can be used to reduce the level of contaminants in water. The two most common that are tested in the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) product testing laboratory are reverse osmosis (RO) systems and filters. This testing is used to provide independent third-party certification for these types of products.
Testing for RO Systems
The process for certifying POU & POE devices to NSF standards
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