Charles Fishman will address how changing attitude about water will affect business
In a session addressing how people’s changing attitudes about water will affect business, New York Times bestselling author Charles Fishman will be the keynote speaker at WQA Aquatech USA 2014. The event, the Water Quality Assn.'s annual convention and tradeshow, will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., March 18 to 21.
Gov. Brown calls for conservation statewide, directs state to manage water for drought
With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. proclaimed a state of emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions.
Lawsuit filed on behalf of West Virginia individuals and businesses affected by the chemical spill
A class action lawsuit has been filed in the wake of the recent Elk River chemical spill. Filed together with the Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group and the Law Office of Jana Eisinger PLLC, the class action suit was brought on behalf of businesses and individuals suffering the effects of one of the most wide-ranging manmade environmental disasters in recent memory, court documents say.
Annual competition accelerates promising water innovations for the food and agriculture sectors
Imagine H2O announced the finalists of its fifth annual business innovations competition. The 12 companies selected to advance to the second round will compete for more than $200,000 in cash and in-kind service and admittance to the Imagine H2O Accelerator program. This year's winners and runners-up will be honored at Imagine H2O's Entrepreneurship Showcase and World Water Day celebration on March 18.
Drought, failing infrastructure and severe weather events all threaten the availability of water, both domestically and abroad. Water Quality Products Associate Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Jim Thebaut, creator of the “Running Dry” documentary series, about these issues and what can be done to resolve water scarcity.
Amy McIntosh: What are some of the major drought issues facing the Southwest?
The threat of dwindling water supplies to the Southwest
There is a buzz of excitement throughout the industry surrounding the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Sustainability Standards. The development of these standards was sparked by the WQA board of governors, which tasked the association with finding a proactive way to promote sustainability and environmental awareness across the entire drinking water treatment sector. This torch was eagerly taken up by industry volunteers, with task force ranks eventually growing to represent more than 50 WQA members and stakeholders.
The life-cycle approach to creating sustainability standards
Another year has come and gone, and it is time again to look toward the future. The coming year promises many opportunities, but, as always, an array of challenges as well. The water industry must endeavor through a time of increasing globalization — a positive trend when it comes to working together to resolve the ever-increasing issues of water scarcity and sustainability, but a negative one in terms of ever-growing competition. Closer to home, U.S.
Industry experts’ input on the year to come
"Going green” is a term that has been unavoidable over the past few years. While overuse has caused the phrase to lose its meaning in some cases, it has not reduced the importance of improving water and energy efficiency and conserving resources, whether at your own business or on a global level.
At the small business level, going green can not only help the environment, but also help save costs and gain customers. Getting creative with green alternatives can help those cost savings add up.
Scientists have predicted the glaciers in western Uganda may cease to exist in two decades
A two-week expedition of western Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains, conducted by Pax Arctica, Makerere University’s Mountain Resource Centre and Green Cross Intl. (GCI), is being launched to raise awareness on Africa’s vanishing glaciers and the global water crisis.
Doug White was president of the board of governors from 2008 to 2009
Douglas T. White, former president of the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) board of governors died on Jan. 11 after a lengthy illness. He served on WQA’s board of directors from 2004 to 2010, and was president of the board of governors from 2008 to 2009.