The summit will be held Jan. 20 to 22
The International Water Summit, to be held Jan. 20 to 22 at ADNEC, has confirmed the participation of Nick Carter, director general of the Regulation and Supervision Bureau, in one of its panels.
Entitled “Water Security and Future Water Sustainability,” the panel discussion will highlight future opportunities for the UAE and discuss how improved water sustainability, regulation, technology and governance will enable the region to keep pace with commercial development and population growth.
NSPF’s training and reference manual contains updates and sports a new look
The 2014 edition of the Pool & Spa Operator Handbook, published by non-profit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), is now available and includes important updates and a new look. Offered in English and Spanish with both U.S. and Metric units, this fundamental training and reference manual is valued by professionals — including operators, health officials, service technicians, retailers, property managers and manufacturers — who help keep pools safer, and open.
Many Americans use water filtration devices in their homes — but are they using the right filter for their local water quality? That is what NSF Intl. set out to discover with its 2013 Water Quality Survey, which posed questions on water filter use and water quality knowledge to 2,025 adults this summer. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Cheryl Luptowski, public information officer for NSF, about some of the survey’s more surprising results.
Evaluating consumer knowledge of filtration devices
Does your laboratory have an “ethical muscle?” Do you feel your employees are flexing this muscle? Ethics and data integrity should be an integral part of your laboratory’s quality assurance program. Just as peanut butter and jelly or milk and cookies go together, so do ethics, data integrity and quality. It is a logical concept, but it can be easy to overlook.
We are soon embarking on a new year. Make it your laboratory’s resolution to bring the topics of ethics and data integrity to a whole new level.
Strong Work Ethic
Maintaining ethics and data integrity in a laboratory setting
The company I went to work for when I first came into the water industry 15 years ago had a management turnover problem. Sales managers would rarely last longer than six months before they either were fired or became frustrated with the position and left of their own accord. Often it was a race to see which happened first.
Creating accountability to ensure a successful business
The time has come for the Water Quality Products editorial staff to recognize the most innovative and challenging reader-submitted water quality projects of the year.
Our fourth annual Top Water Quality Projects address water quality challenges in both residential and commercial settings. The editorial staff selected the winners based on several factors, including complexity of project, use of innovative solutions, final goals achieved and overall success.
Showcasing reader-submitted projects from the past year
Water Quality Products understands the importance of keeping up to date with current industry trends and information. We are pleased to bring you our seventh annual State of the Industry Report, which includes valuable current information regarding the water treatment industry and its trends.
An assessment of the water treatment industry
It’s been yet another challenging year for the water quality industry. As the economy and housing market struggle down the long road to recovery, a host of other factors, from government regulations to business competition, continue to affect companies. As always, however, industry members are working hard to tackle the issues and improve their businesses.
This fall, Water Quality Products conducted its seventh annual State of the Industry survey to receive readers’ input on how their businesses are faring and what to expect in 2014.
World Soil Day is Dec. 5
Dec. 5, 2013, is World Soil Day, and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has issued a reminder about the importance of protecting the world’s soil.
“Soil is one of the world’s most neglected resources,” said David Lindbo, North Carolina State University soil scientist and president of SSSA. “We must take care of our soil for this generation, and all generations to come.” The tagline for SSSA is “Soils Sustain Life,” which “illustrates that without soil, we don’t have food, clothing, shelter, water — all the things that contribute to life.”
The week-long program prepares dealers for businesses success
Rainsoft University, a week-long program designed to prepare dealers for business success, recently graduated 17 people representing 13 dealerships from 11 states and the Dominican Republic.
“We hosted a very enthusiastic group for five days, and they left Chicago ready to invest new ideas and plans into their dealerships,” said John Nebelle, manager of sales administration for RainSoft.