Vast majority of California voters rank drought as most critical issue facing the state
California voters are more concerned about the drought than any other major issue, and an overwhelming majority favor strategies to stretch local water supplies, including recycling, rainwater harvesting and efficiency measures, as the top solution to California’s water woes, according to a new poll conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) on behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
The websites will offer educational courses and materials
To better serve pool and spa professionals around the globe, the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has launched five new international websites. These websites will serve colleagues around the world with educational courses, materials and focus — to keep pools safer and more efficient around the world.
StaySafer program will help the hospitality industry prevent food and water contamination
NSF Intl. launched a new program that helps hotels, resorts and other hospitality settings prevent food and water contamination. The StaySafer program provides the hospitality industry with a credible means to demonstrate the safety of its food and water to travelers, agencies and hotel rating websites.
Program will assist underserved communities in the U.S.
In celebration of National Engineers Week, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ACSE), the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) announced the launch of a new program to help tackle a serious and growing challenge in the U.S.: small, underserved communities unable to afford the experts needed to meet basic infrastructure needs.
WaterSense partners have organized events and outreach to promote leak detection and repair
Easy-to-fix household leaks account for more than 1 trillion gal of water wasted each year across the country. To help curb water waste, the U.S.
Beginning in March 2015, WQA will offer two advanced-level certifications and four core titles
In coordination with the unveiling of its new Modular Education Program (MEP), the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) announced changes to its professional certification scheme.
Beginning in March 2015, WQA will offer two advanced-level certifications — master water specialist and master service technician — and four core titles — certified water treatment representative, certified water specialist (CWS), certified installer (CI) and certified service technician.
Randy Bennett of Leistritz Advanced Technologies receives honor
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) named Randy Bennett, vice president of technology and operations, Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp., as its 2013 “Member of the Year.” The award was conferred to Bennett at the Hydraulic Institute’s 2014 annual meeting held recently in Phoenix, Ariz.
Harold Chase brings more than 17 years of experience to new position
Global public health organization NSF Intl. appointed Harold Chase, former legislative assistant for U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, to lead NSF Intl.’s Legislative Affairs office on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C, which focuses on providing nonpartisan expertise to legislators on important public health and safety issues related to food safety, water quality, over-the-counter and pharmaceutical drug quality, dietary supplement safety, sustainability and environmental health.
President Obama met with local stakeholders and proposed a $1 billion Climate Resilience Fund
During President Obama’s trip to drought-stricken California, he visited impacted communities, met with local stakeholders and announced new efforts to support the state, including proposing a $1 billion Climate Resilience Fund as part of his federal budget proposal next month. According to reports, the fund will support research, community preparedness and new technologies for building resilient infrastructure.
Four new, free online lessons are available on the National Ground Water Assn. website
Four new, free online lessons are available to household water well owners at the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) website, www.wellowner.org.
The lessons were developed by NGWA with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Well owners can register by going to www.wellowner.org or using the links below: