NGWA Past President Worth Pickard Dies

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National Ground Water Assn.
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Pickard died Nov. 17

Former National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) president Worth Pickard, owner of Carolina Well & Pump Co. in Sanford, N.C., died on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

From humble beginnings as a driller’s helper in 1951, Pickard rose to the pinnacle of his profession in 1990 with his selection as president of the National Water Well Assn., later renamed the National Ground Water Assn.

Current NGWA President Richard Thron, MGWC, said Pickard was the embodiment of sacrificial service and kindness to others.

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November 23, 2015

Registration Opens for AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference

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Water Environment Federation
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The conference is scheduled for Feb. 24 to 27, 2016 in San Diego

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA), in cooperation with the California Water Environment Assn., will jointly host the 2016 Utility Management Conference: On the Road to the Utilities of the Future. Scheduled for Feb. 24 to 27, 2016 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, this year’s event will be co-located with the National Association of Clean Water Agency’s (NACWA) 2016 Winter Conference, to be held Feb. 21 to 24 at the Westin San Diego.

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November 23, 2015

Zurn Industries to Exhibit at Greenbuild 2015

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Zurn Industries
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The company’s booth number is 2421

Zurn Industries LLC will showcase an array of water-efficient, total building solutions at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 18 to 20, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The company’s booth number is 2421.

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November 16, 2015

Blue-White Elects New Company President

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Blue-White Industries
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Rob Gledhill has been with the company for more than 25 years

Blue-White Industries announced that on Nov. 2, 2015, by unanimous vote of its board of directors, Rob Gledhill was elected to the position of company president.

Gledhill has been with the company for more than 25 years and has had experience in all phases of production and marketing. He is highly respected by employees, management, customers and vendors.

Gledhill was instrumental in the development and launch of Blue-White’s Pro-Series and Proseries-M lines of metering pumps and flowmeters.

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November 13, 2015

Bell & Gossett Expands Interactive Website

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Bell & Gossett
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New video case study features heat exchange project at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Xylem’s Bell & Gossett (B&G) brand announced that it has expanded the content on its Bell and Gossett Solves It (BGSI) website. BGSI is an interactive site that features B&G projects and product information, and serves as an educational tool for customers and other industry professionals.

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November 12, 2015

SunToWater Wins Singularity University's 2015 Impact Challenge

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SunToWater
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By extracting drinking water from earth's air, company's solar-powered technology provides inexpensive, abundant volumes

SunToWater Technologies LLC, a company that is readying the launch of a water-generation appliance to address global water shortages, won first prize in Singularity University's 2015 Impact Challenge to "positively impact the severe drought situation in California by leveraging new and exponentially growing technologies to increase water supplies available in California."

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November 10, 2015

Product Certification: The Truth About Standards

It is easy to be swayed by the erroneous notion that if the majority of people share a particular belief, it must be true. This phenomenon, which we all have encountered at one point or another, is known as a consensus fallacy or bandwagon fallacy. 

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Avoiding misconceptions about product standards & certification bodies

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November 5, 2015
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The Cost of Contamination

In October, the water contamination crisis in Flint, Mich., came to a head: The city conceded that its scheme to use the Flint River as its water source was a failure, and it decided to reconnect to Detroit’s municipal water system for the time being. 

The switch to Flint River water was always meant to be temporary—the city plans to join a new regional water authority building a pipeline to Lake Huron. Although this interim measure was meant to save the city money in the long run, the toll on human health turned out to be too great, even in the short term.

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November 4, 2015
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Grundfos Appoints New Vice President of Finance

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Grundfos
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Anthony Sellers will be responsible for all financial activities for North and South America

Grundfos Pumps Corp. has appointed Anthony Sellers as vice president of finance for the company’s Americas region. He will be responsible for all financial activities for North and South America and will report directly to president and CEO Duncan Cooper.

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October 30, 2015

Grants Awarded to Water Well, Training Projects in Developing Nations

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National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation
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The Developing Nations Fund provides dollar-for-dollar matching grants for qualified projects in low-income, developing or third-world nations

The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) has awarded a total of $35,000 to five applicants for groundwater supply, and education and training projects in developing nations.

The NGWREF’s Developing Nations Fund provides dollar-for-dollar matching grants for qualified projects in low-income, developing or third-world nations as defined by The World Bank or some other equivalent international body, such as the United Nations.

Following are the grant awards:

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October 23, 2015
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