Inaugural Imagine H20 Water Policy Challenge Aims to Drive Water Tech Adoption

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PR Newswire
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Winners offer policy recommendations to drive adoption of water technologies in California

Imagine H2O announced the results of its inaugural California Water Policy Challenge. The initiative, which seeks to advance the market for water innovation through forward-thinking policy, attracted more than 100 submissions from academia, the private sector, government entities and nongovermental organizations. Successful applicants presented Imagine H2O with actionable policy recommendations to drive adoption of water technologies by California's cities, farms and industries.

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January 28, 2016

NRDC, ACLU File Federal Lawsuit to Secure Access to Safe Drinking Water in Flint

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NRDC
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Groups file federal lawsuit to secure safe drinking water in Flint, Mich.

A coalition of local citizens and national groups filed suit seeking federal court intervention to secure access to safe drinking water for the people of Flint, Mich.

Alleging violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Concerned Pastors for Social Action and Flint resident Melissa Mays.  

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January 27, 2016

NSF Announces New Leadership Roles in Global Water Division

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NSF Intl.
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New leaders will support company’s growth & lead the development of new services that address emerging public health issues in the drinking water industry

NSF Intl., a global independent public health and safety organization, has promoted five general managers in its Global Water division in response to the company’s increased growth. These leaders will support NSF’s continued growth, help strengthen customer service and develop new standards and services that address emerging public health needs associated with drinking water.

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January 22, 2016

WQA Addresses Drinking Water Crisis in Flint, Mich.

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Water Quality Assn.
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Organization offers facts & tips about treating for lead contamination

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA), an Illinois-based not-for-profit organization, is offering informational resources to help with the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich. Flint residents are expected to receive federal aid to help ensure access to safe drinking water. On January 16, 2016, President Barack Obama signed an emergency declaration for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate all disaster-relief efforts.

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January 21, 2016
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AWWA CEO Makes Statement Regarding Flint, Mich., Water Quality Crisis

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American Water Works Assn.
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David LaFrance commends President Obama for signing emergency declaration, cites learning opportunities

On Jan. 16, President Barack Obama issued an emergency declaration that makes available federal aid for the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance released the following statement in response to the action.

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January 20, 2016
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NGWREF Grant Funds Study of Potential Groundwater Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing

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National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation
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Research will be conducted by SUNY Polytechnic Institute

The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) has awarded SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, N.Y., a $6,550 research grant to use probabilistic risk assessment and fault tree analysis (FTA) to evaluate potential groundwater degradation from hydraulic fracturing.

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January 19, 2016
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National Guard to Increase Presence in Flint

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Guard members will assist residents during the city’s drinking water crisis

Approximately 70 U.S. National Guard members will be stationed in Flint, Mich., on Monday to aid residents affected by the city’s drinking water crisis. This will more than double the number of guard members in the stricken city.

On Sunday, teams distributed bottled water, filters, replacement filters and water testing kits to nearly 5,000 homes in the city. Samples from official testing kits can be dropped off at five sites around the city.

President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Michigan on Saturday.

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January 18, 2016
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AWWA Board of Directors Selects New Leaders

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American Water Works Assn.
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Brenda Lennox of Beaverton, Ore., elected the organization’s next president-elect

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) Board of Directors today elected Brenda Lennox of Beaverton, Ore., as the organization’s next president-elect. Four new vice presidents and one new director-at-large were also selected. 

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January 18, 2016
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Hellenbrand Holds Sales & Training Seminar

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Hellenbrand Inc.
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Annual meeting highlights successes & prepares dealers for new year

To further its mission to deliver products and services that exceed expectations, Hellenbrand, a water treatment equipment manufacturer, recently held its annual national sales and training seminar. 

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January 15, 2016

WQA Calls for Service Nominees

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Water Quality Assn.
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Deadline for nomination is Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

This Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, is the deadline for Water Quality Assn. (WQA) members to apply or recommend a peer for volunteer service on one of the eight committees that report to the association's board. Nearly 150 applications have already been submitted, and WQA thanks those who have applied. The committees currently seeking volunteers include: 

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January 13, 2016
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