Water for Health

In this age of fad diets and fitness crazes, there is one piece of health advice that everyone can agree on: Drink more water.

Proper hydration is key to good health, and with all the worries about growing obesity rates, no beverage is better for hydration than plain old, calorie-free water.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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August 26, 2014
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August 26, 2014
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ProSystems Adds to Sales Force

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ProSystems
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Reggie Medlin joins ProSystems as factory representative for the Mid-Atlantic region

ProSystems has added more veteran leadership with Reggie Medlin joining the company as factory representative for the Mid-Atlantic region. A former plumber, Medlin will be responsible for sales in Georgia, Maryland, North and South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and will report directly to Eddie Garmon, Aquion executive vice president — business development

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August 26, 2014

WQRF Campaign Reaches $1 Million Milestone

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Water Quality Assn.
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Investing in Your Future Campaign has seven months left to reach its $2.5 million goal

The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) announced that the Investing in Your Future Campaign exceeded the $1 million mark. With more than seven months to go, tremendous progress has already been made toward its $2.5 million goal.

WQRF thanked Paul Moorman and the Good Water Co. of Ontario, Canada, for making the pledge that broke the $1 million threshold.

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August 25, 2014

USGS Helps Assess Water Resources in Afghanistan

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U.S. Geological Survey
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Fact sheet details efforts that have helped Afghanistan quantify and monitor water resources

For the past decade, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have shared their expertise with the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS) in efforts to build an inventory of Afghanistan’s water resources. A new fact sheet details how these efforts help the country quantify and monitor its water resources.

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August 22, 2014

Watertech India 2014 to Showcase Sustainable Strategies

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Messe Frankfurt
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Water woes across India underline the need to handle water more efficiently

India is the second largest water-consuming country in the world and is presently facing severe scarcity of water resources. The challenge for Indian industries is to find ingenious ways of handling water efficiently and disposing of wastewater in a proper manner. With environmental laws getting stricter, Watertech India has received strong support from government bodies including the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India. The 2014 fair is Sept.

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August 21, 2014

California Legislature Approves $7.5 Billion Water Bond

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Natural Resources Defense Council
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New bond invests in local water supply projects, groundwater storage and safe drinking water

With California Gov. Jerry Brown’s support, the state legislature approved, on a bipartisan basis, a $7.5 billion water bond that would provide clean drinking water for disadvantaged communities and provide $1.5 billion for water recycling, storm water capture, water efficiency and other local water supply projects.

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August 18, 2014

New AWWA Book Examines Water Contamination Outbreaks

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American Water Works Assn.
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“Ensuring Safe Drinking Water” offers 21 case studies and in-depth analysis

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) released its newest publication, Ensuring Safe Drinking Water: Learning From Frontline Experience With Contamination by Steve E. Hrudey and Elizabeth J. Hrudey.

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August 18, 2014

Africa’s First ‘Waterbank’ Designed to End Water Wars

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PITCHAfrica
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Rain harvesting school campus to transform education through water collection and agriculture

A unique secondary school campus, conceived and designed by the nonprofit design and innovation group PITCHAfrica, opens this month at the Endana Secondary School in Laikipia, Kenya. The Waterbank Campus comprises four unique, low-cost, rainwater harvesting building types invented by PITCHAfrica, and termed Waterbanks because of the building’s capacity to harvest and store high volumes of water at low cost, providing a year-round supply.

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August 15, 2014

Candidatures Open for Kyoto World Water Grand Prize

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World Water Council
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The deadline for applications is Sept. 30, 2014

The World Water Council and the Japan Water Forum announce the opening of candidatures for the fourth edition of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize

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August 14, 2014

Pelican Water Supports California Water Shortage Efforts

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Pelican Water
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Pelican Water informs consumers of the need to conserve water

Pelican Water supports legislative efforts in California to relieve the state’s chronic drought problem through new water conservation strategies. As part of its mission to create environmentally friendly products, the company is dedicated to curtailing the use of wasteful salt-based water softening systems.

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August 12, 2014