Water Systems Council to Host Great Lakes Children’s Water Festival

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The organization expects 1,700 students to attend the festival

The Water Systems Council (WSC) will hold its 2015 Great Lakes Children's Water Festival on May 14, 2015 on the campus of Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, drawing almost 1,700 fifth grade students from Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.

The 2015 Great Lakes Children's Water Festival is one of the largest WSC has ever hosted. During the festival, students will explore drinking water, groundwater, watersheds, surface water, well systems, and water quality and conservation through interactive activities.

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April 28, 2015

AWWA ACE15 to Hold Career Center Job Fair

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The job fair will be held June 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. during the conference

The American Water Works Assn. will host its annual Career Center Job Fair June 9, 2 to 5 p.m. for job seekers, students and young professionals during its Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE15) in Anaheim, Calif. The Job Fair will take place in the exhibit hall of the Anaheim Convention Center during ACE15.

Job Fair attendees will:

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April 27, 2015

Zurn Industries to Observe Earth Day 2015

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The company is promoting engineered water solutions to help customers use less water

Zurn Industries LLC is observing Earth Day 2015 by promoting engineered water solutions to help customers use less water.

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April 21, 2015

Study Shows Global Decline of Water Quality

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Veolia, International Food Policy Research Institute
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Results indicate that up to 1 in 3 people will be exposed to a high risk of water pollution in 2050

According to a global study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Veolia, the world is on a path toward

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April 17, 2015
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FWQA Annual Convention to Offer Networking Opportunities

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The convention and trade show will be held June 11 to 13, 2015, at Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Fla.

The Florida Water Quality Assn. (FWQA) announced its 2015 Convention and Trade Show scheduled for June 11 to 13, 2015, at Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Fla.

This year’s event will be kicked off with the Rusty Schoenthaler Annual Golf Tournament at Hawk’s Landing Golf Course on Thursday, June 11. That evening, attendees will enjoy hospitality suites, which offer fellowship with other water conditioning professionals and provide a networking opportunity. 

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April 15, 2015

IWA Calls for Collaboration Between Governments, Water Industry

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International Water Assn.
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The organization is encouraging collaboration to address the actions required to ensure global water sustainability

Government ministers from approximately 170 countries with responsibility for water and management of national water policies will join thousands of water experts and industry professionals from April 12 to 17, 2015, at the 7th World Water Forum in Korea.

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April 9, 2015

Abt Associates to Help EPA Determine Drinking Water Quality Standards

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The company will provide water treatment cost models and regulatory analysis tools under a new blanket purchase agreement

To help the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate contaminants in drinking water, Abt Associates will provide water treatment cost models and regulatory analysis tools under a new blanket purchase agreement with the EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, which develops national drinking water regulations.

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April 7, 2015

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The Symphony intelligent water quality and efficiency software system bridges currently separate building management data sets of water chemistry and heat exchanger efficiency. The aggregated data of key performance indicators is calculated into a single number, called the Nexus Number, which represents the overall efficiency of a cooling system. The system features continuous commissioning architecture with 24/7 remote access for building owners and facility managers. 

California Governor Issues Mandatory Water Reductions

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Office of Gov. Edmund Brown Jr.
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The goal of the executive order is to reduce the state's water usage by 25%

Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.

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April 2, 2015
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Water Supply Cost Savings Act Reintroduced in 114th Congress

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The bill is designed to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high-quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating greater use of cost-effective alternatives

The Water Supply Cost Savings Act, H.R. 1160, has been reintroduced in the 114th Congress by Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN). The act is a bill to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high-quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating greater use of cost-effective alternatives like water well systems.

"The Savings Act is a simple, common-sense bill that can save taxpayer dollars and, importantly, help rural communities gain access to much needed high-quality drinking water," Stutzman said.

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April 1, 2015
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