National Swimming Pool Foundation Expands Global Efforts

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National Swimming Pool Foundation
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Key staff member relocates to Brussels to better serve needs around the globe

The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) will relocate Silvia Uribe, international business manager, to Europe from the U.S. office in Colorado Springs, Colo., effective March 17, 2014, to better support mission-focused training around the world. Pool and spa professionals from more than 81 countries have taken NSPF training courses. At this time, NSPF has more than 120 instructors outside the U.S. who teach with NSPF materials.

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March 6, 2014

AWWA, Water Community Celebrate Women's History Month

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA will pay tribute to the contributions women have made to the water industry

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and the water community kicked off a celebration of Women’s History Month. Throughout the month of March, AWWA and its members will pay tribute to the many contributions women have made to the water industry, the nation and the world.

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March 5, 2014

WHO Unveils Household Water Treatment Product Testing Program

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Water Quality Assn.
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The program will aid populations with limited capacity to subject manufacturers to product testing

The World Health Organization (WHO) will soon begin validating household water treatment products for use around the globe. WHO unveiled its International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies. The program is intended to aid populations in developing countries with limited capacity to subject manufacturers to rigorous, independent evaluations of product performance.

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March 5, 2014

Pacific Institute President Testifies on Urban Water Use Efficiency

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Pacific Institute
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Dr. Peter Glick testified on strategies for addressing the California drought

Dr. Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute and an expert on freshwater issues, testified on strategies for addressing the California drought to the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).

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March 4, 2014

One Drop, Water for People Develop Sustainable Programming

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One Drop/Water for People
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Collaboration will impact more than 650,000 people in India’s Sheohar district

One Drop and Water For People announced a strategic partnership to help solve one of the most pressing and urgent social and economic challenges humanity faces — the eradication of water and sanitation poverty. The two large players in the water and sanitation sector are collaborating beyond the scope of individual programming to ensure sustainability and increase the scale and impact of their work.

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March 4, 2014

New Drought Poll Reveals Californians Want Action

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NRDC
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Vast majority of California voters rank drought as most critical issue facing the state

California voters are more concerned about the drought than any other major issue, and an overwhelming majority favor strategies to stretch local water supplies, including recycling, rainwater harvesting and efficiency measures, as the top solution to California’s water woes, according to a new poll conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) on behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

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February 28, 2014

NSPF Launches Five New International Websites

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National Swimming Pool Foundation
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The websites will offer educational courses and materials

To better serve pool and spa professionals around the globe, the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has launched five new international websites. These websites will serve colleagues around the world with educational courses, materials and focus — to keep pools safer and more efficient around the world.

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February 27, 2014

NSF Launches StaySafer Program

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NSF Intl.
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StaySafer program will help the hospitality industry prevent food and water contamination

NSF Intl. launched a new program that helps hotels, resorts and other hospitality settings prevent food and water contamination. The StaySafer program provides the hospitality industry with a credible means to demonstrate the safety of its food and water to travelers, agencies and hotel rating websites.

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February 25, 2014

Water, Engineering Organizations Launch Community Engineering Corps

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American Water Works Assn.
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Program will assist underserved communities in the U.S.

In celebration of National Engineers Week, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ACSE), the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) announced the launch of a new program to help tackle a serious and growing challenge in the U.S.: small, underserved communities unable to afford the experts needed to meet basic infrastructure needs.

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February 24, 2014

Fix a Leak Week to Help Consumers Curb Water Waste

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WaterSense
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WaterSense partners have organized events and outreach to promote leak detection and repair

Easy-to-fix household leaks account for more than 1 trillion gal of water wasted each year across the country. To help curb water waste, the U.S.

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February 21, 2014