Regulations Coast to Coast

Regulations—at federal, state and local levels—have the potential to deeply affect the water quality industry. In addition to the national Water Quality Assn., regional and state associations work to stay ahead of changes and coordinate with legislators to advocate for the industry. WQP asked three of these organizations—the Eastern, Minnesota and Pacific Water Quality Assns.—to provide their latest updates on the regulatory and legislative fronts.

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Regulatory & legislative updates from across the U.S.

About The Author: 

Dean Srygley is executive director of the Eastern Water Quality Assn. Srygley can be reached at ewqa12@verizon.net or 302.730.3019.

Mike Herman, CWS-I, is executive vice president and chief operating officer for Driessen Water Inc. and president of the Minnesota Water Quality Assn. Herman can be reached at mikeh@ultrapure.com or 507.581.5825.

Clifford L. Fasnacht, CWS-VI, is president of Pacific Purification Inc. and president of the Pacific Water Quality Assn. Fasnacht can be reached at sales@pacificpurification.com or 800.950.5432.

Publication Date: 
March 5, 2015
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Taking Water to Vegas

WQA Aquatech USA 2015, one of the industry’s biggest events of the year, will kick off on April 21 in Las Vegas. Always a good opportunity for networking, education and learning about the latest products and services, this year’s event will include new features and the chance to attend related industry trade shows. WQP Managing Editor Kate Cline checked in with Water Quality Assn.

About The Author: 

Larry Deutsch is director of communications for the Water Quality Assn. For more information about the trade show, contact WQA at convention@wqa.org.

Kate Cline is managing editor of WQP. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com.

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March 5, 2015
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WaterTAP Board to Launch Search for CEO

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WaterTAP
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Dr. Brian Mergelas completes term as CEO

The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) will begin a formal search for a new CEO this March.

“The person selected for this role will be responsible for building upon WaterTAP’s success, as well as enhancing and implementing the organization's strategic plan to achieve our next stage of growth,” said Kenneth A. Morrison, WaterTAP chair.

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March 4, 2015

BREW Seeks Applicants for Next Round of Seed Funding

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The Water Council
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Up to eight winners will be selected by June 23 to participate in Round III beginning in September

The BREW, a place-based global seed accelerator for water technology startups led by the Water Council, is launching Round III of the program. The application process opens March 1 at 8 a.m. CST and will accept applications from around the world through March 31 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Up to eight winners will be selected by June 23 to participate in Round III beginning in September.

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February 27, 2015

Sustainable Management Standard Receives ANSI Approval

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Water Quality Assn.
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WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-801 is a prerequisite for certification to two WQA sustainability-related product standards

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) and American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) announced that the standard now known as WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-801: Sustainable Management has been officially accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.

WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-801 is a standard that evaluates a company’s governance and management practices, relative to sustainability, at the corporate and production facility levels. It focuses on the following core attributes:

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Publication Date: 
February 26, 2015

HaloKlear Hires Southeast Regional Sales Manager

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HaloSource
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Michael Desvernine has more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience

HaloSource Inc., the clean water and antimicrobial technology company and parent company of HaloKlear environmental water treatment products, hired Michael Desvernine as HaloKlear’s new regional sales manager covering the Southeast.

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Publication Date: 
February 26, 2015

Membrane Technology Conference to Be Held in Orlando

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American Water Works Assn.
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The event will be held March 2 to 6, 2015, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort

THe American Membrane Technology Assn. and the American Water Works Assn. will present the latest developments in membrane water treatment technologies at the Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. The event will take place March 2 to 6, 2015, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.

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Publication Date: 
February 25, 2015

WERF, Isle Partner on Technology Evaluation Programs

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Isle Inc.
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The groups will work to develop research and demonstrations of technologies that can accelerate innovation in the water quality community

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has entered into a partnership with Isle Inc., an independent technology and innovation consultancy specializing in clean technologies.

Under the agreement, WERF will work with Isle to develop research and demonstrations of technologies that can accelerate innovation in the water quality community. Isle’s Technology Approval Group (TAG) will identify new technologies for inclusion in the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) technology evaluation program.

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February 24, 2015

MagneGas to Host World Water Day Summit

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MagneGas Corp.
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Summit will unite diplomats, industry leaders and international organizations to advance innovations in clean water and sustainable development

MagneGas Corp. will host the UN World Water Day Summit on March 23, 2015, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in partnership with the Jack Brewer Foundation and the U.S. Federation for Middle East Peace (USFMEP). This summit will give MagneGas the opportunity to introduce its sterilization system to industry leaders and international organizations to facilitate global expansion of the technology for the treatment of sewage and agricultural waters.

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February 23, 2015

Organizations Partner on Water Technology Program

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Isle Inc.
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Accelerate H2O will work with Isle to deliver a series of Technology Approval Group meetings in Texas in 2015

Accelerate H2O has entered into a partnership with Isle Inc., an independent technology and innovation consultancy specializing in clean technologies. Accelerate H2O is a Texas statewide entity created to discover, promote and invest in new and existing technologies that have the potential to fill demands and needs in the state’s water technology market.

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Publication Date: 
February 20, 2015
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