Unexpected Opportunities

It’s a brand new year, and that means everyone is looking forward, setting resolutions and goals on how they — and their businesses — will seize opportunities in 2015.

As we do each January, the editors of WQP asked several industry professionals to provide their thoughts on the year ahead in the 2015 Industry Forecast.

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January 15, 2015
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January 15, 2015
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Changing for Success

Change is all around us, and being able to adapt to that change is key to business success, whether that means integrating new technologies or accommodating new regulations and certification requirements. The coming year is likely to bring plenty of change to the water quality industry, but these changes will bring opportunity.

WQP asked three industry experts to share their thoughts on the changes and trends that will affect the industry in 2015. From new regulations to evolving customer needs, there will be plenty of chances for our industry to adapt and find success.

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Industry experts look at the year ahead
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January 16, 2015
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January 16, 2015
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West Virginia American Water Reflects on Year Following Freedom Industries Spill

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Business Wire
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Company continues efforts on source water protection planning, alternate water sources, early warning monitoring systems and emergency customer notification

One year after the Freedom Industries chemical spill that impacted the regional water system in the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia, West Virginia American Water officials released a statement saying that water systems across the state are better protected due to the heightened community awareness to protect drinking water sources and the environmental protections added by the West Virginia Legislature’s passage of the

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January 12, 2015

Hellenbrand Announces New Regional Sales Manager

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Hellenbrand Inc.
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Jim Donohoe brings 16 years of industry experience

Wisconsin-based water treatment system company Hellenbrand Inc. recently named Jim Donohoe as regional sales manager of the eastern U.S. region.

Donohoe will provide ongoing support to the company’s current dealer base and also focus on new business development. He has 16 years of industry experience, including sales, district management, regional management, multi-location business and sales management experience.

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January 2, 2015

EPA Grant Allocated to Protect New Mexico’s Water

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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The grant will go toward implementing, maintaining and evaluating water systems in the state

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided New Mexico with a $605,300 grant to protect drinking water in the state earlier this month. The grant will go toward implementing, maintaining and evaluating water systems in the state.

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December 31, 2014

WQRF Research Fund Only 30% Away From Goal

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Water Quality Assn.
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The campaign has raised $1,848,200 out of its $2.5 million target

The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) announced that its Investing in Your Future Capital Campaign has raised more than $1.8 million toward its $2.5 million fundraising goal.

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December 30, 2014

NSPF Honors Instructors With Awards

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National Swimming Pool Foundation
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Eleven individuals and organizations were presented with 14 awards

National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) Authorized Instructors have been honored by the nonprofit organization for their exceptional performance in 2014. Eleven instructors and organizations received 14 awards, and were spotlighted for their commitment to working together to keep pools safer, healthier and open. Those who attended the annual meeting received awards just prior to the 11th World Aquatic Health Conference in Portland, Ore.

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December 29, 2014

ResinTech Contributes to WQRF Campaign

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Water Quality Assn.
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The campaign has raised more than $1.7 million of its $2.5 million goal

ResinTech and the Urbans family (Denise Urbans, Bob Hader and Michael and Janice Urbans) have made Ambassador-level commitments of $50,000 or more to the Water Quality Research Foundation's (WQRF) Investing in Your Future campaign.

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December 26, 2014

Virginia's Approach to Improving Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay Wins Federal Support

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Program to serve as a model for similar programs across the country

Virginia’s approach to improving water quality in Chesapeake Bay gained recognition from several federal agencies, which dubbed it “an innovative, market-based approach” that will “serve as a model for similar programs across the country.”

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December 26, 2014

Natural Gas Company to Pay Penalty Under Clean Water Act

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy to pay $2.3 million for alleged violations of state law asserted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that XTO Energy Inc, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil and the nation’s largest holder of natural gas reserves, will spend an estimated $3 million to restore eight sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands in connection with hydraulic fracturing operations.

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December 25, 2014
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