Winners were announced during AWWA’s ACE13 in Denver
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced the winners of its annual student poster session. The session was held during AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE13) in Denver, June 9 to 13.
First place was awarded to Adam Markos of Black & Veatch, for his poster titled “Baffled about Water Quality? A Case Study in Clearwell Short Circuiting, Chlorine Dose Management and Water Quality at the Burnsville, MN WTP.” Markos represented the Minnesota Section of AWWA.
UN calls for a shift from crisis management to drought preparedness and resilience
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a collective global response to drought and a shift from crisis management to drought preparedness and resilience. He said the price for preparedness is minimal compared to the cost of disaster relief.
Gavel passing ceremony was among the concluding events at ACE13
Jim Chaffee, a senior consultant with Jacobs Eng. Group Inc., took over as president of the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA), promising to serve “with the same dedication and passion that water people demonstrate every day in providing a better world through better water.”
The company employs more than 170 people in a number of regional functions
With its U.S. sales operation headquartered in Olathe, Kan., global pump manufacturer Grundfos was named to Ingram’s list of "Top 100 Privately Held Companies in Kansas City."
Matthew King will assist in developing the next generation in water filtration systems
Matthew King recently accepted the position of product development engineer at Aries FilterWorks. In his new role, King will assist in developing the next generation in water filtration systems, including the improvement of existing product lines, assisting with customer requests and guiding the manufacturing process.
Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust secures top honor at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced that Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust has won the annual “Best of the Best” Tap Water Taste Test. The event, composed of regional winners from water-tasting competitions across North America, was held at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition in Denver.
Bill Certain and Bradly Walsh appointed to board of directors
The Florida Water Quality Assn. (FWQA) named Bill Certain of Certain Water Service in Port Charlotte, Fla., and Bradly Walsh of Pentair Residential Water in Milwaukee to serve on the board of directors.
The association announced the appointment of both men during the business meeting at the FWQA Annual Convention at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Fla.
Water professionals urged to foster collaboration among agricultural, recreational and urban water interests
Stressing that “every conversation about water should begin with conservation,” Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper urged water professionals to foster collaboration among agricultural, recreational and urban water interests. Hickenlooper spoke before more than 2,000 water experts in the opening session of the 132nd Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE13) of the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA).
Rich Cavagnaro honored for exemplary achievement, growth, leadership, influence and success
Rich Cavagnaro was announced Metro Atlanta Chamber Business Person of the Year in the experienced entrepreneur category. Each year, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Atlanta Business Chronicle honor outstanding business professionals from around metropolitan Atlanta.
Tom Palkon will oversee all certification and handle administrative duties
Tom Palkon, director of the Water Quality Assn.'s (WQA) laboratory and product certification, has been named to the new position of association vice president and chief operations officer.
“Tom’s knowledge and network will serve all of us very well,” said Dave Haataja, WQA executive director. “His successful leadership of our Gold Seal program and the expansion into sustainability certification stand as testimony to his business acumen.”