The Coca-Cola Foundation is funding the grants to support its global priority areas
The Coca-Cola Foundation—the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Co.—awarded $26 million to 85 community organizations, including $9.7 million in grants for water stewardship, during the first quarter. The grants support the foundation's global priority areas.
The water stewardship grants will benefit:
The convention took place May 17 to 19 in Appleton, Wis.
Water-Right/WaterCare held their inaugural Professional Level Dealer Network convention May 17 to 19 in Appleton, Wis. The theme of the convention was “Moving Forward Together,” and Water-Right and WaterCare dealers came together from all over the United States to do just that.
The convention kicked off with a tour of the Water-Right facilities and a meet-and-greet welcome reception co-sponsored by Clack Corp. and Pentair Water.
The filter company is giving away a complimentary gift with the purchase of selected items for Father's Day
Filtersfast.com, an online retailer in water and air filters, announced an eco-friendly promotion with ZeroWater Home Purification Filtration Systems. ZeroWater, makers of a dual ion exchange filter pitcher system, is giving away a complimentary gift with the purchase of selected items carried on Filtersfast.com for Father’s Day .
ZeroWater recently was named a “filter that really works” in Good Housekeeping magazine and appeared in a special segment on The Today Show.
The trade fair hosted a record 125,000 visitors at its show in May
After best-ever figures for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space at IFAT ENTSORGA in May, the trade fair announced that it set a new record, with approximately 125,000 visitors—up from 109,589 visitors in 2010.
WaterSense released its 2011 accomplishments report
WaterSense, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partnership program that helps Americans protect the nation’s water supply by offering simple ways to save water, announced its 2011 program accomplishments.
Water provider secures top honor at American Water Works Assn.’s Annual Conference and Exposition
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced that the Fremont Department of Utilities of Fremont, Neb., has won the annual “Best of the Best” 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 (ACE12) in Dallas on June 12.
The city of Fremon, receives its water from nine groundwater wells in the High Plains Alluvial Aquifer, with an average well depth of 90 ft. The utility pumps 5 million gal per day through 160 miles of water main to serve 28,000 people.
PMI members and staff volunteered for a day of service at the Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County
Prior to the start of the Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) Spring Conference, members and staff volunteered for a day of service at the Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County's ReStore retail outlet. The PMI team assisted with pricing products, moving displays and cleaning merchandise, while learning about the mission of Habitat for Humanity in Sonoma County.
The volunteer group included:
The goal is smarter, more sustainable water use by industry
Ecolab Inc. has expanded its commitment to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to support the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) in establishing a global water standard. The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard aims to support water users globally in taking appropriate actions to evaluate and improve their impacts on watersheds.
Ecolab's two-year pledge includes annual financial support and in-kind technical support and guidance by company experts to field test the draft AWS standard.
The Farvolden Awards are given in honor of the late Dr. Robert Farvolden, former senior science counsel for NGWA
The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation awarded a total of $3,000 in Farvolden Awards to four students for paper or poster presentations made at the 2012 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Ground Water Summit, which took place in May in Garden Grove, Calif.
Given in honor of the late Dr. Robert Farvolden, former senior science counsel for NGWA, the $750 scholarships were awarded based on the quality of the presentation, content (including contribution to groundwater science, engineering, management or policy) and demonstrated insight on the chosen topic.
A legislative sub-committee rejected a bill May 31 that would have switched the state-run certification to a third-party process
The Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) efforts to stop state certification in California in favor of third-party product certification were confronted with some legislative issues.
In April, WQA earned the support of the California Department of Public Health for a bill to switch from state-run product certification to third-party certification, which would speed up the process, according to WQA.
The legislative sub-committee responsible for the bill rejected it May 31. WQA said it was given no warning, no reasons were given and it did not receive an opportunity to testify.