WQA Promotes Director of Technical & Regulatory Affairs

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Pauli Undesser has been promoted to the newly created role of deputy executive director

Water Quality Assn. (WQA) Director of Technical & Regulatory Affairs Pauli Undesser has been promoted to the newly created role of deputy executive director. Undesser joined WQA seven years ago, and, in addition to technical and regulatory affairs, has held positions in toxicology and product certification.

Effective June 1, Undesser will work collaboratively with Tom Palkon, WQA’s interim executive director, in shaping and guiding the mission, vision and core values of the association. 

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May 20, 2014

NGWREF Announces 2015 McEllhiney Lecturer

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NGWA
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Ronald B. Peterson will lecture on drilling fluids in well construction

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May 16, 2014

WQA Names Interim Executive Director

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WQA
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WQA board of governors names Tom Palkon interim executive director

The Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) board of governors named Tom Palkon interim executive director of the association following the departure of the association’s previous executive director, David Haataja. Palkon has been with WQA for the last 18 years, most recently serving as vice president and chief operating officer.

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May 14, 2014

NSF Intl. Releases Steps for a Safer Pool, Spa

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NSF Intl.
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NSF Intl. urges pool owners to follow five steps to prevent drowning and injury

Last year, more than 200 children ages one to 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa, and three out of four were under the age of five.1 To prevent injuries at the pool or spa this summer, NSF Intl. recommends following these five simple tips.

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May 14, 2014

NGWA Hosts Free Webinars for Water Well Owners

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NGWA
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NGWA will host two webinars on well construction and hydraulic fracturing

Registration is open for two free webinars on water well construction and water testing in proximity to hydraulic fracturing being offered by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).

People can register for the webinars, which are supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), via NGWA's website.

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May 13, 2014

AWWA Celebrates Safe Drinking Water Act

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AWWA
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Water community recognizes the 40th anniversary of the federal law during Drinking Water Week

During Drinking Water Week, the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and water professionals across the country celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act and highlighted the importance of drinking water daily.

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May 12, 2014

Water Worries

After more than two years of drought, California may finally see relief with El Niño, a weather pattern that brings cooler, wetter winters to the southwestern U.S. Residents in that state are pushing for water security in more ways than natural rainfall dependency, however. Water Quality Products Editorial Assistant Chelsea Corbin recently spoke with Tracy Quinn, policy analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), about the drought and a poll that demonstrates voters’ water priorities.

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California residents’ opinions on the drought

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Tracy Quinn is policy analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Quinn can be reached at tquinn@nrdc.org or 310.434.2300.

Chelsea Corbin is editorial assistant for Water Quality Products. Corbin can be reached at wqpeditor@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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May 9, 2014
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The Lowdown on Lead

In 2011, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) reported in Water Quality Products on the history of lead in drinking water and the difficulties of testing for it. 

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The challenges of creating a lead removal certification protocol

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Tom Spoden, CWS-VI, is laboratory manager for the Water Quality Assn. Spoden can be reached at tspoden@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

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May 9, 2014
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May 9, 2014
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ResinTech Corporate Operations Unaffected by Aries Facility Fire

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ResinTech Inc.
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ResinTech’s corporate offices will continue operating normally

The New Jersey manufacturing facility of the Aries FilterWorks division of ResinTech Inc. recently sustained damage from a fire. The company assured friends, neighbors and customers there were no injuries to employees at the facility and no danger to the surrounding public. ResinTech’s corporate offices were not affected by the fire and will continue operating normally.

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May 9, 2014

NSF Intl. Appoints New Managing Director for Middle East

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NSF Intl.
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NSF Middle East provides testing, auditing and certification for water, food and beverage industries

NSF Intl. appointed Christian Kurdy as managing director, NSF Middle East, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. NSF has been active in the Middle East for more than 25 years, working with more than 1,000 companies in the region.

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May 8, 2014