Water Community Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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American Water Works Assn.
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Throughout September, water community will pay tribute to the contributions of Hispanic-Latino community

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and the water community kicked off a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout September, AWWA and its members will pay tribute to the many contributions the Hispanic-Latino community has made to the water community, the nation and the world.

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September 16, 2014

EPA Funding to Create New Water Innovation Centers

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U.S. EPA
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The University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Massachusetts Amherst to receive grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues its commitment to improving America’s drinking water by providing more than $8 million to create two national centers for research and innovation in small- to medium-sized drinking water systems.

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September 15, 2014

WQA Announces Launch of Redesigned Website

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Water Quality Assn.
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Website redesign was WQA’s top strategic priority for 2014

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) announced the re-launch of its website, www.wqa.org. The newly revamped and redesigned site, which was WQA’s top strategic priority for 2014, features many enhanced tools and an improved user experience.

WQA Communications Director Larry Deutsch announced the official launch at the association’s annual Mid-Year Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, Va.

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September 12, 2014

Cal State Fullerton Professor Receives Top NGWA Awards

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National Ground Water Assn.
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W. Richard Laton received the Ross L. Oliver Award and the Keith E. Anderson Award

Hydrogeology Professor W. Richard Laton, Ph.D., PG, CHG, CPG, of California State University, Fullerton, received two 2014 awards from the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).

Laton received the Ross L. Oliver Award for outstanding contributions to the groundwater industry and the Keith E. Anderson Award for outstanding contributions to NGWA. The awards will be presented in December at NGWA’s Groundwater Expo & Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

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September 12, 2014

Tom Palkon No Longer Executive Director of WQA

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Water Quality Assn.
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Tom Palkon is no longer with the association, effective Sept. 4

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) announced that, effective Sept. 4, Interim Executive Director Tom Palkon is no longer with the association. The WQA board of governors named Palkon interim executive director following the departure of the association’s previous executive director, David Haataja. 

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September 10, 2014

CDC Launches Model Aquatic Health Code 1st Edition

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
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The MAHC will help make swimming healthier and safer

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) launched the nation’s first voluntary guidelines based on science and best practices for improving health and safety at swimming pools and other aquatic venues: the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) 1st Edition.

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September 10, 2014

HaloPure, Eureka Forbes Provide Access to Drinking Water in Rural India

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Eureka Forbes Ltd.
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The companies will provide purifiers and funds to help increase access to drinking water

HaloSource has entered into a new partnership with Eureka Forbes. This relationship aims to support CSR projects in India and also contribute to HaloPure water purification product sales for HaloSource.

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September 8, 2014

Halosource Reports 24% Revenue Growth

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HaloSource Inc.
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Company’s drinking water business more than doubles revenue

HaloSource Inc. announced its trading update for the six-month period ending June 30, 2014, with total revenues for the period increasing by 24% to $7.3 million due to revenue growth across each segment of the business. The company’s drinking water business, a key component for future growth, delivered a particularly strong performance, more than doubling revenue.

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September 5, 2014

South African Water Utility Receives Stockholm Industry Water Award

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Stockholm International Water Institute
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eThekwini honored for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation

eThekwini Water and Sanitation, serving the Durban metropolitan area of South Africa, received the Stockholm Industry Water Award at a ceremony during World Water Week for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation.

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September 5, 2014

Water Experts to Gather at IWA World Congress

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International Water Assn.
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Congress delegates to call for the human right to water and sanitation to be expressly included in new UN Sustainable Development Goals

More than 5,000 water experts and industry professionals from approximately 90 countries will come together at the International Water Assn.’s (IWA) World Water Congress and Exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal, Sept. 21 to 26, 2014, for five days of debate to identify and define new solutions to tackle the global water crisis.

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September 2, 2014