John Briscoe was honored for his contributions to global and local water management
John Briscoe, a native of South Africa, was named the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his contributions to global and local water management, inspired by a commitment to improving the lives of people around the world. Briscoe currently lives and works in the U.S., where he is a professor at Harvard University.
The rule allow the use of new exempt engines to replace failed engines in water well drilling rigs
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) modified its final rules to allow the use of new exempt engines to replace failed engines in water well drilling rigs up to 40 years old.
"The revised rule is a major improvement over EPA's previous proposal," said Denis Crayon, DOT-OSHA subcommittee chair for the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).
Hands-on program connects thousands of people to their waterways each year
World Water Day 2014 marked the start of this year’s monitoring period for the World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC), an international outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world. From March 22 to Dec. 31, 2014, thousands of people worldwide are expected to connect with and monitor their local water bodies through a series of simple, hands-on tests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The unseen similarities between product certification and sports
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:
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.
Associations work toward revised septic laws in Delaware
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.
Court cases help shape U.S. groundwater policies