Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center reduces water usage as part of the Federal Green Challenge
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City for saving money, improving lives and protecting the planet by participating in the Federal Green Challenge (FGC).
Robert J. Pagano Jr. appointed president and CEO effective May 27, 2014
Watts Water Technologies Inc. announced the appointment of Robert J. Pagano Jr. as president and CEO effective May 27, 2014, at which time Dean P. Freeman will resume his role as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Pagano also has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective May 27, 2014.
The company plans to build expanded production facility in New Jersey
Aries FilterWorks, a manufacturing division of ResinTech Inc., will build a new manufacturing facility on the site of its former New Jersey location, which was destroyed by fire on May 8, 2014. In the interim, the company has transferred production to its redundant Los Angeles location and is fulfilling all customer orders while it opens a temporary plant to continue New Jersey operations in Berlin Township. The first products rolled off the line at the temporary plant the week of May 19, 2014.
Pauli Undesser has been promoted to the newly created role of deputy executive director
Water Quality Assn. (WQA) Director of Technical & Regulatory Affairs Pauli Undesser has been promoted to the newly created role of deputy executive director. Undesser joined WQA seven years ago, and, in addition to technical and regulatory affairs, has held positions in toxicology and product certification.
Effective June 1, Undesser will work collaboratively with Tom Palkon, WQA’s interim executive director, in shaping and guiding the mission, vision and core values of the association.
WQA board of governors names Tom Palkon interim executive director
The Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) board of governors named Tom Palkon interim executive director of the association following the departure of the association’s previous executive director, David Haataja. Palkon has been with WQA for the last 18 years, most recently serving as vice president and chief operating officer.
NSF Intl. urges pool owners to follow five steps to prevent drowning and injury
Last year, more than 200 children ages one to 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa, and three out of four were under the age of five.1 To prevent injuries at the pool or spa this summer, NSF Intl. recommends following these five simple tips.
NGWA will host two webinars on well construction and hydraulic fracturing
Registration is open for two free webinars on water well construction and water testing in proximity to hydraulic fracturing being offered by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).
People can register for the webinars, which are supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), via NGWA's website.
Water community recognizes the 40th anniversary of the federal law during Drinking Water Week
During Drinking Water Week, the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and water professionals across the country celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act and highlighted the importance of drinking water daily.
After more than two years of drought, California may finally see relief with El Niño, a weather pattern that brings cooler, wetter winters to the southwestern U.S. Residents in that state are pushing for water security in more ways than natural rainfall dependency, however. Water Quality Products Editorial Assistant Chelsea Corbin recently spoke with Tracy Quinn, policy analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), about the drought and a poll that demonstrates voters’ water priorities.
California residents’ opinions on the drought