Company selected for its focus on water conservation and efficiency
Zurn Industries LLC was invited to attend the United Nations (UN) Global Impact Leaders Summit June 22 and 23. The invitation followed the outline of Zurn’s water efficiency efforts in a White House report regarding bringing sustainability to the nation’s water resources.
BREW Accelerator program funds six startups
The Water Council and Wis. Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch announced the fourth round of winners of the BREW (Business. Research. Entrepreneurship. In Wisconsin.) Accelerator program during a special ceremony at the ninth annual Water Summit in Milwaukee.
Six startups were chosen to participate in the fourth year of the accelerator program:
• CORNCOB, Inc. (Wis.): Ludek Zapotek, Doug Hwang and Dick Davie
CORNCOB has invented a disc membrane filter that uses less energy, requires minimal pretreatment and self-cleans during operation.
Both videos can be accessed on the Career Center page of NGWA’s website
With a projected shortage of 135,000 geoscientists expected to occur in the U.S. within the next 10 years, the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) is promoting two new videos spotlighting groundwater fields of study and careers to precollege and college students.
A two-minute video primarily targets secondary school students interested in science and/or the outdoors. Groundwater Is Cool highlights the critical importance of groundwater as a freshwater resource for human use and the environment. It contains arresting statistics, fast-paced graphics, and music.
The state is under an executive order to reduce water usage by 25% through February 2016
As part of its Stand Up for the Earth initiative, Zurn Industries LLC is launching a campaign to educate Californians about how much water they can save through the use of its water-efficient products.
Grundfos' Ecademy offers training for the U.S. pump market
Grundfos launched Ecademy, an online training platform for professionals in the pump industry, at the 2014 International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in New York.
Funding will help support efforts to protect public health, promote sustainability in small communities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award up to $12.7 million for projects to provide training and technical assistance to small public water systems, small publicly-owned wastewater systems and communities served by onsite or decentralized wastewater systems, and private well owners. More than 97% of the nation's 157,000 public water systems serve fewer than 100,000 people, and more than 80% of these systems serve fewer than 500 people.
Toolbox addresses the spectrum of situations that generate drinking water advisories
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly updated Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox is a practical guide and protocol for communicating with stakeholders and the public about water advisories.
The toolbox focuses on water systems and addresses the spectrum of situations that generate drinking water advisories, from a water main break to a hurricane, a drop in pressure to intentional contamination.
Portal offers a free to access online parameters guide for water quality professionals
WaterTrax released WaterTrax Parameters Portal, an online reference guide that gives water quality professionals access to a comprehensive database of water contaminant information and the regulatory standards associated with them. The database is free and accessible for online public access.
ARCSA offers a full spectrum of rainwater harvesting workshops and professional training to meet the needs of rainwater professionals worldwide
The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA ) now offers four levels of rainwater catchment education with three levels of professional recognitions.