Water storage in California's Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins was 11 trillion gal below normal seasonal levels
It will take about 11 trillion gal of water (42 cu km) – around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir – to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.
AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking
Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.
After passing Congress, the bill is only one step away from becoming legislation
The HR 2901 bill, also known as the Paul Simon Water for the World Act, passed Congress unanimously, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) announced.
“Last night, despite the odds, we saw such an achievement as the Senate passed the Sen. Paul Simon Water for the World Act, my bipartisan legislation to improve global water, health and sanitation and improve the lives of millions across the world,” Blumenauer said in a statement.
The interactive website allows visitors to understand the drought better
A newly released interactive California drought visualization website aims to provide the public with atlas-like, state-wide coverage of the drought and a timeline of its impacts on water resources.
Organizations provide clean water for less than a dollar a year per person
Recently, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been given the hashtag label #GivingTuesday. ROIMinistry.org announced its 2014 Top 10 list of Christian organizations in the world, based on their lasting impact per dollar.
Two of the organizations on the list provide clean water for less than a dollar a year per person and a third organization provides a daily meal for the poor and orphaned for only $1.52 per month.
The following are descriptions of the three charities:
As my children enter their toddler years, I can see how competition will begin to play a role in our lives. My kids compete over everything — mostly toys — and they frequently end up getting angry at one another. Nevertheless, they continue, time and again, to compete against each other in whatever they are doing.
Product certification can give products an edge in the marketplace
Keeping up with current industry trends and information is key to business success. With that in mind, WQP is pleased to bring you its eighth annual State of the Industry Report, which includes valuable information on the water treatment industry and its trends.
An assessment of the water treatment industry
As we close out the year, businesses are busy evaluating 2014 and planning and budgeting for 2015. Earlier this fall, we asked a random sampling of WQP readers to share their thoughts on the year past and the year ahead in our 2014 State of the Industry survey.
The results revealed an industry that faces many hurdles in the coming year, but is positive about the future.
The conference includes seminars on public health code, recreational water illness prevention, facility management, advanced chemistry, drowning prevention and fear, health benefits and new industrial technology
For the 12th consecutive year, global recreational water leaders will gather at the World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), slated for Oct. 7 to 9, 2015. The conference will be held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz. In addition, the first biannual meeting of the Conference of the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) will take place Oct. 6 to 7 at the resort. The CMAHC serves the role of collecting, assessing and relaying national input needed on the MAHC.
The bill will provide safe water and sanitation to poor communities globally
This week, U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Ted Poe held a press conference to promote the Sen. Paul Simon Water for the World Act, HR 2901, and to celebrate World Toilet Day.