Ball State University’s Himalayan Sustainability Initiative assesses contaminated groundwater
A Ball State University team is working to bring clean drinking water to a small, isolated community in mountainous Nepal that lies in the middle of the heavily congested pathway to Mount Everest.
Led by Kirsten Nicholson, a Ball State geological sciences professor, teams of faculty, students and alumni started the Himalayan Sustainability Initiative. They have spent the last several years studying the groundwater that serves the 900-person community of Khumjung at nearly 17,000 ft.
Beverly L. Herzog received the association’s Standard Bearer Award
Long-time National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) member Beverly L. Herzog of Champaign, Ill., received the association’s Standard Bearer Award for outstanding volunteer involvement in the legislative process.
The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
Herzog has been active in the association in many capacities, including serving as:
Book features insights from CEOs on water’s relationship to technology, innovation and more
The Value of Water: A Compendium of Essays by Smart CEOs is now available on Amazon.com, other online retailers and The Value of Water book website.
This new book by water sector communications expert Donna Vincent Roa, Ph.D., documents views of CEOs and the senior leaders of water utilities and associations on the value of water.
Richard Henkle honored for his service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry and NGWA
Richard “Dick” Henkle of Garden City, Kan., received a Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry and NGWA. The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
The interactive book confirms health benefits of soaking in warm water
The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) announced the release of a free digital book, Hot Water & Healthy Living, Gen 2.0. Previously published in print by the nonprofit organization, the new flipbook has an interactive format that makes information contained interesting and useful and easier to share.
Company makes announcement through release of a redesigned website
Water-Right recently announced the rollout of its revamped commercial and industrial product line through the release of a redesigned and responsive website for the CustomCare brand.
WQA will host meetings in India, Germany, South Korea and China
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) will host four meetings outside the U.S. this fall. These industry meetings will take place in Bangalore, India (Oct. 10); Frankfurt, Germany (Oct. 23); Seoul, South Korea (Nov. 12); and Shanghai (Nov. 14 to 15). Please visit WQA's online events calendar for details. Here are the basics:
Inaugural WQA of India Meeting
Book offers tips and tools to assist managers, board members, communications staff and employees
The American Water Works Assn. announced the release of its newest publication, Communicating Water’s Value: Talking Points, Tips & Strategies by Melanie Goetz.
Community- and student-focused events are part of upcoming WEFTEC.14
The Water Environment Federation (WEF), in coordination with the city of New Orleans and the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, will help promote environmental stewardship and raise awareness about the value of water by holding a series of community- and student-focused events that began with a green infrastructure construction project in Conrad Park.
The legislation will help address small communities' water infrastructure funding crisis
On Sept. 18, 2014, U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman introduced the Water Supply Cost Savings Act (Savings Act), legislation to provide small communities across the nation with critical information on the use of water wells and water well systems to deliver high-quality, affordable drinking water.
The act (HR 5659) was greeted with enthusiastic support from the water supply industry, including the Water Systems Council, the Water Quality Assn. and the National Ground Water Assn.