Online Marketing: Your Online Calling Card

As an attendee of many conferences and networking events, I have found that a business card is regarded with pride as a first impression willingly given to anyone who will receive it. Whether it is a quick introduction or a prolonged conversation, it often ends or begins with, “Do you have a card?” or “Take my card.” I have even seen some pretty incredible artwork and logo designs and innovative paper, which make those business cards memorable.

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Crafting an online presence is about more than just contact information

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October 13, 2015
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Product Certification: Getting Certified in Quebec

Did you know that Section 32 of Quebec’s Environmental Quality Act currently outlines requirements for potable water products that are beyond those of U.S. states and other Canadian provinces?

The additional Quebec requirements from April 2013 state that the work referred to in Section 32 of Environmental Quality Act Paragraphs 2 to 4 of Article 4, Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 5.1, and Subparagraph (b) of Paragraph 1 of Article 10 require compliance with the standard NQ 3660-950. Confused? Please read on.

What Is Standard NQ 3660-950?

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Provincial requirements include aesthetic quality testing for water products

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October 13, 2015
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Regulations: Successful Strategies for Conservation

With California experiencing its fourth year of severe drought, the need to save water remains a top priority for local and statewide agencies. Throughout 2015, California’s annual rainfall has been critically below average, and that includes the state’s third largest city, San Jose.

In the Sierra Nevada, the source of half of San Jose’s water, the snow pack measurement in April was only 6% of average levels. Locally, the groundwater level fell about 5 to 25 ft lower than the previous year.

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California city implements restrictions to meet water reduction goals

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Emily Kurth is public information representative for the city of San Jose’s Environmental Services Department. Kurth can be reached at emily.kurth@ sanjoseca.gov or 408.975.2561.

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October 13, 2015
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Regulations: Drilling for the Facts

It has been more than 20 years since the combination of hydraulic fracturing and direction drilling was introduced in the U.S. to extract natural gas, and the process continues to be widely used. It has been a hotly debated topic due to concerns about its impact on public health and the environment, specifically on drinking water. Water has long been at the center of this debate, from the amount of water used to fracture a well to the disposal of the flowback wastewater to pollution of drinking water sources.

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EPA report evaluates fracking’s effects on drinking water resources

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October 13, 2015
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Water Goes Digital

It’s no big surprise that customers today turn to the Internet first when looking for information on water treatment—with so much information available at our fingertips, and so many ways to access it, consumers like to be as informed as possible before making purchasing decisions. 

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October 13, 2015
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WaterTAP Hosts World Water-Tech Summit in Toronto

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WaterTAP
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The summit is being held Oct. 6 to 8 at the Hyatt Regency

More than 50 water experts will be in Toronto this week for the third annual World Water-Tech North America summit, held Oct. 6 to 8. The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP Ontario) is the event’s key partner in North America.

This year’s summit will focus on building smart, resilient cities through the development and adoption of advanced water technologies. The agenda will feature leading municipalities, technology providers, and active investors looking for game-changing solutions.

Experts from around the world will speak at the summit, including:

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October 6, 2015

National Competition Encourages Water Entrepreneurs

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Veolia
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Entrants can submit their online entry through Nov. 15, 2015

A national competition was recently launched to reward new ideas and approaches for improving sustainability and resiliency efforts in the water and clean tech industries. Sponsored by Veolia, The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., the new program is called "Pow!

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October 1, 2015

Online Water Research, Collaboration Ecosystem to Launch at WEFTEC

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The Water Council
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The port will be available for test runs during the show

In conjunction with its participation at WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference taking place in Chicago Sept. 26 to 30, The Water Council will launch the Global Water Port, an online research and collaboration powerhouse developed to enhance connectivity within the water technology sector and among those interested in finding solutions to water-related challenges.

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September 28, 2015

Water Systems Cost Savings Act Introduced in U.S. House

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Water Systems Council
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The act will update existing EPA and USDA programs to provide cost-saving information to small communities facing drinking water challenges

The Water Systems Cost Savings Act (H.R 3533), a bill to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high-quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating the use of cost-effective alternatives like water well systems, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN).

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September 18, 2015
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National Swimming Pool Foundation Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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National Swimming Pool Foundation
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The foundation will commemorate the event at the World Aquatic Health Conference on Oct. 8, 2015 in Arizona at the Desert Foothills

The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) celebrates its 50th year in 2015 and sets goals to further keep aquatics safer and create more swimmers. The foundation will commemorate the event at the World Aquatic Health Conference on Oct. 7, 2015 in Arizona at the Desert Foothills.

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September 16, 2015
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