World Aquatic Health Conference 2016 Date Announced

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National Swimming Pool Foundation
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The annual scientific conference is scheduled for Oct. 19 to 21, 2016

The 13th annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), will be held Oct. 19 to 21, 2016, at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville.

The WAHC is an educational conference where aquatic industry professionals discuss, learn and network with like-minded people. Many attendees indicate that they leave with new objectives and information that directly relates to their field each year. A new record of 46 states and 11 nationalities were in attendance at the WAHC in 2015.

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December 23, 2015

Incoming El Niño Does Not Signal End of California Drought, Expert Says

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Waterless Co. Inc.
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Manufacturer offers tips to address the incoming El Niño rains and La Niña dry period

Meteorologists are predicting that California and parts of the western U.S. are in for a very strong El Niño over the next six months. It could be the most powerful El Niño since 1997 and 1998, which brought rain to California and other western states virtually every day for five months.

According to the National Ocean Service, the term El Niño refers to a warming of sea surface temperatures. This causes warmer-than-average temperatures over western and central Canada and over the western and northern U.S., bringing with it wetter-than-average conditions.

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December 16, 2015

Emerald Cities Seattle Launches Program to Bring Energy, Water Savings to Affordable Housing

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Emerald Cities Seattle
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The planned Seattle retrofits will lower utility costs for owners of affordable multi-family buildings

Emerald Cities Seattle (EC Seattle) launched the first projects under its RENEW multi-family housing program that will use efficiency retrofits to unlock energy and water savings for owners of affordable housing.

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December 7, 2015

NGWA Names Retired EPA Branch Chief as Regulatory Affairs Manager

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National Ground Water Assn.
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Charles A. Job will assume the new position effective Jan. 1, 2016

Retired U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water official Charles A. Job will assume a new staff position of regulatory affairs manager for the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) effective Jan. 1, 2016, NGWA announced. Job will report to Lauren Schapker, NGWA’s director of government affairs.

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December 3, 2015

State of the Industry 2015

In the modern marketplace, keeping up with the latest data on industry trends is key to success. With that in mind, WQP brings you its ninth annual State of the Industry Report, which includes valuable information on water treatment industry trends.

The 2015 State of the Industry Report provides a detailed assessment of the water industry. It studies different market dynamics, including professional and business demographics, budgeting, purchasing involvement and expenditures, industry resources utilized, and importance of industry topics. 

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An assessment of water quality industry trends

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December 2, 2015
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Working Toward Success

It has been a wonderful year for WQP—we celebrated our 20th anniversary with a special issue and a celebration at WQA Aquatech USA, attended great trade shows and events that allowed us to connect with readers and learn about new technologies and trends, offered extended content to help educate our readers on the commercial water treatment market through the Commercial Water supplement and webinar series, and much more.

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December 2, 2015
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NSPF Moves Forward with Employee, Board Changes

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National Swimming Pool Foundation
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Product developer manager position filled with new internal transitions

Educational non-profit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) announced new appointments for the aquatic organization, including board member changes, a promotion and a new hire.

The NSPF’s board of directors list remains unchanged, but new officer titles have been given to three of the members. All board changes took effect Nov. 1, 2015.

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December 1, 2015

Four Firms to Sponsor Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science

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National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation
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The series is named in honor of Henry Darcy of France for his 1856 investigations that established the physical basis upon which groundwater hydrogeology has been studied

Four firms will help underwrite the Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science to foster interest and excellence in groundwater science and technology.

Since its start in 1986, the series has reached more than 85,000 groundwater students, faculty members, and professionals. Named in honor of Henry Darcy of France for his 1856 investigations that established the physical basis upon which groundwater hydrogeology has been studied, the series is operated through the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF).

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December 1, 2015

NGWA Past President Worth Pickard Dies

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National Ground Water Assn.
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Pickard died Nov. 17

Former National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) president Worth Pickard, owner of Carolina Well & Pump Co. in Sanford, N.C., died on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

From humble beginnings as a driller’s helper in 1951, Pickard rose to the pinnacle of his profession in 1990 with his selection as president of the National Water Well Assn., later renamed the National Ground Water Assn.

Current NGWA President Richard Thron, MGWC, said Pickard was the embodiment of sacrificial service and kindness to others.

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November 23, 2015

Registration Opens for AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference

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Water Environment Federation
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The conference is scheduled for Feb. 24 to 27, 2016 in San Diego

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA), in cooperation with the California Water Environment Assn., will jointly host the 2016 Utility Management Conference: On the Road to the Utilities of the Future. Scheduled for Feb. 24 to 27, 2016 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, this year’s event will be co-located with the National Association of Clean Water Agency’s (NACWA) 2016 Winter Conference, to be held Feb. 21 to 24 at the Westin San Diego.

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November 23, 2015
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