In today’s on-the-go lifestyle, bottled water is a convenient, healthy hydration choice. The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) works not only to encourage Americans to make healthy choices, but also to advocate for its member companies when it comes to regulations affecting bottled water quality, sales, taxes and more. WQP Managing Editor Kate Cline recently caught up with Christopher Hogan of IBWA to learn more about the association’s current and future efforts.
Leading the national tourism average with double-digit growth in occupancy rates, the summer of 2014 was a particularly good one for hotels in the San Francisco Bay Area. The increase in demand for visitor accommodations came in the midst of an unprecedented drought in California — the worst in decades, with three drier-than-average years so far — and approval of the first statewide rules to punish water wasters. In a unanimous vote earlier this year, the California State Water Resources Control Board approved new restrictions on outdoor water use.
California hotel saves water with efficient irrigation system
They say the only constant is change. As the world and the industry change around us, it’s important that we stay up to date — and that means some big changes here at WQP.
With the November issue, we are debuting not only a brand new look, but a new size too. We hope you enjoy this convenient format and updated design, but never fear—we will continue to offer the same quality content you have come to expect from WQP in the past almost-20 years.
Seventy-five Zurn Wilkins associates participated in the fundraising efforts
The Zurn Wilkins unit of Zurn Industries LLC recently took up this summer’s national craze, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, raising more than $1,400 to be used for medical research.
About 75 Zurn Wilkins associates participated in the fundraising efforts, culminating in a group ice bucket dump on company property. A video of the event, involving more than 200 lb of ice, is posted on YouTube.
Every Drop Counts social media photo contest helps San Joseans save water
The City of San José (Calif.) Environmental Services Department (ESD) is hosting a photo contest using Twitter or Instagram to encourage San José residents to share how they are meeting the challenge to reduce their water use during the current severe drought.
Two innovative projects produced food and beer for gala celebration
The WateReuse Assn. recently honored two creative partnerships that demonstrate how agencies, industries and producers can work together to increase water resources to meet public demand. The awards were presented during the One Water Innovations Gala in New Orleans on Sept. 28.
Amy J. Pruden, Ph.D., honored with WERF's Paul L. Busch Award
On Tuesday, Sept. 30, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) awarded Virginia Tech civil and environmental engineering professor Amy J. Pruden, Ph.D., with the Paul L. Busch Award. The award was presented at WEFTEC.14 in New Orleans during the celebration of WERF’s 25th anniversary.
EPA awards $569 million to New York and New Jersey to restore wastewater and drinking water facilities
The water supplies beneath our feet are crucial to many areas across the country, but as water needs increase, cities must take care to ensure their groundwater aquifers last. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologist Steven E. Rice on the dangers of overusing aquifers and USGS’ latest study on New Mexico’s groundwater.
Kate Cline: How have groundwater levels and flow changed in the Santa Fe Group aquifer system?
Groundwater withdrawals affect New Mexico aquifer
No longer is choosing a water treatment product as simple as trusting a commercial on TV. It is prudent for you to do your homework and educate yourself to gain knowledge on which types of products are right for your clients.
Factors to consider when evaluating drinking water treatment systems