Drought resiliency and energy savings through water conservation will be focus of fourth annual national awareness campaign
With at least 36 states facing water shortages this year, mayors across the country will be asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in a national contest aimed at drastically slashing water and energy use across the nation—and in return residents can win a new Toyota Prius Plug-In, water-saving fixtures and hundreds of other prizes.
The early registration deadline is March 27
The super saver registration deadline for the American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE15) is Friday March 27. ACE15 will take place June 7 to 10 in Anaheim, Calif.
The group also will meet to discuss the establishment of a new product stewardship initiative
A group of five associations, representing the water sector and the nonwoven fabrics industry, announced that they are working collaboratively on the joint development of a new edition of guidelines that will influence product design and support the marketing of nonwoven products as “flushable,” with no adverse effects on wastewater systems.
The donations were made to support the Step Into Swim campaign
Forty-one Accu-Tab Specialists committed to fund local aquatic programs in their communities this year through a cooperative partnership with Axiall Corp. and the nonprofit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) Step Into Swim campaign. Axiall’s Water Treatment Products business, manufacturers of the Accu-Tab system, and NSPF recently agreed to each donate $5,000, for a total of $10,000, to augment the Accu-Tab Specialists’ pledges.
Conference will focus on strategies for sharing water
Water experts will gather at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), April 23 and 24, 2015, for Water After Borders: Global Stakes, Local Politics, a two-day summit focused on strategies for sharing water across political, geographical and cultural boundaries.
Although WQP’s history goes back just 20 years, the water quality industry has a rich history that reaches back a lot further. WQP is pleased to recognize the following 20 Industry Icons, whose work — whether in the past or ongoing — has helped make our industry what it is today.
WQP honors 20 water professionals whose work & efforts have helped shape the water quality industry
The water quality industry has a rich history, and the key to its success is to use that past to inform the future. As we reflect on the past 20 years and look ahead to the next 20 years—or more—to come, WQP asked industry experts representing associations, manufacturers and certification bodies to share their thoughts on the past, present and future of their organizations and our industry.
Director of Communications, Water Quality Assn.
Water professionals examine the past, present and future of the industry
Time flies when you’re having fun — this statement only seems to become more true the older I get. It’s hard to believe it has been nearly five years since I started working for WQP and immersing myself in the water industry.
In those five short years, there has never been a dull moment — I have met interesting people from every walk of the water treatment industry life, seen new and innovative technologies and witnessed regulations and standards change and evolve.
There is a misperception among some in the business world that a company cannot be both cost conscious and environmentally conscious. A new wave of companies, including outdoor apparel retailer Patagonia and craft brewery New Belgium Brewing, however, are shattering the old notion that profitability and sustainability are mutually exclusive. The same movement is taking hold in the water treatment industry, according to Stuart Mann, sustainability certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. (WQA).
Water treatment companies see returns on investments in sustainability
Access to consumer financing is critical to many water treatment dealers’ success. The ability to use promotional offers and sell on monthly payments helps close sales and makes purchases affordable for customers. If access to consumer financing options is limited—as it was in 2008 and 2009 during the financial downturn, when many consumer finance companies limited or eliminated programs—the industry suffers.
Potential new regulations & their impact on dealer sales