Research Projects to Study Water Quality Effects on Public Health

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University of Michigan
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University of Michigan to co-sponsor studies focusing on gold mining in Ghana and stomach cancer in Peru

The University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute and the Center for Global Health are co-sponsoring two research projects addressing water quality impacts on public health, one in Ghana and the other in Peru.

Each of the projects, which are called integrated assessments, will receive $350,000 over the next three years.

Publication Date: 
April 3, 2012
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Research Projects to Study Water Quality Effects on Public Health

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IBWA Issues Statement on New York Times Article on Fluoridated Water & Cavities

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International Bottled Water Assn.
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Article claimed drinking bottled water can contribute to tooth decay

The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) issued the following statement regarding a March 6 New York Times article concerning recent increases in children’s cavity rates:

Publication Date: 
March 14, 2012
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55159

Solving the Puzzle

Like assembling a jigsaw puzzle, regulations for drinking water products must be understood and put together correctly to find a solution and see the entire regulatory picture. Unfortunately, the pieces can be difficult to assemble.

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Certification programs help navigate complex international standards

About The Author: 

Laura Moorman is business unit manager for the NSF Intl. Passport Program. Moorman can be reached at lmoorman@nsf.org.

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February 24, 2012
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February 24, 2012
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23234

Pump & Play

Finding potable water can be a difficult task for rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. South African nongovernmental organization Roundabout Water Solutions (RWSSA) found an innovative method for communities to pump and store clean drinking water: playground equipment that doubles as a pumping apparatus. Raissa Rocha, editorial intern at Water Quality Products, recently checked in with Sandra Hayes, administrative and donor relations manager at RWSSA, to discuss the systems and the organization’s efforts.

Raissa Rocha: How do these systems work?

About The Author: 

Sandra Hayes is administrative and donor relations manager at Roundabout Water Solutions. Hayes can be reached at sandra.hayes@playpumps.co.za.

Raissa Rocha is an editorial intern with Water Quality Products. Rocha can be reached at rrocha@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7915.

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November 30, 2011
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November 30, 2011
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23153

Rainwater Recycling in the Lone Star State

Rainwater harvesting and storm water recycling are similar processes, but rainwater harvesting usually involves collecting water from cleaner surfaces, such as roofs, while storm water typically is ground-level runoff. Both require collecting, storing and conserving rain for later use.

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Rainwater harvesting system provides alternative to well water

About The Author: 

Jack Holmgreen, ARCSA-AP, WTS III, is president of SparkleTap Water Co. Holmgreen can be reached at jholmgreen@sparkletap.com or 281.538.1430.

Publication Date: 
November 30, 2011
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November 30, 2011
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23149

Carbon Filtration Basics

Six months ago I opened the refrigerator to pour myself a glass of water from my pour-through pitcher. As I was filling my glass, I realized I could not remember the last time I changed the carbon filter. I had been thinking about replacing the filter for a while—a really long while.

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Determining when to change your activated carbon filter

About The Author: 

Amanda Thomas, CWS-VI, is product certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. Thomas can be reached at athomas@wqa.org or 630.505.0359.

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November 4, 2011
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November 4, 2011
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23123

Deciding on Disinfection

Over the years, the public has become more aware of drinking water quality issues. Urban development has placed increased stress on water resources, which in turn has increased the need for cost-effective methods to treat drinking water. This is true regardless of whether the installation is at a single point of use (POU) or at the point of entry (POE) for treating all water used in the home.

Point-of-Use Treatment

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Choosing the right treatment option for the water supply

About The Author: 

Kyle Hicks is a technical support specialist at Viqua – a Trojan Technologies Co. Hicks can be reached at khicks@viqua.com. Phil Jones is the customer service/technical support manager at Viqua – a Trojan Technologies Co. Jones can be reached at pjones@viqua.com.

Publication Date: 
November 4, 2011
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November 4, 2011
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23118

A Growing Focus on Groundwater

In recent days, groundwater has been gaining attention. Increased hydraulic fracturing operations have caused controversy over potential methane gas contamination. Reports indicate that groundwater aquifers, especially in the drought-prone southwestern U.S., are being depleted more quickly than they can be recharged. Surveys, like the one recently released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), reveal that contaminants such as arsenic are widespread in the nation’s water wells.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. She can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
November 4, 2011
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November 4, 2011
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23116

Small & Sustainable in North America

More than ever, sustainable surface and groundwater supplies are essential to communities across North America and around the world. The strains of industry and agriculture on groundwater are noticeable as pressures on water supplies intensify and supply patterns change. The increase in agriculture over vulnerable aquifers, climate change and hydrocarbon production are impacting water quality. Unregulated use or uncontrolled flow of groundwater can cause water quality degradation and conflict between water users.

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Small drinking water systems opt for POE UV treatment

About The Author: 

Robin Keating is a regional sales manager with at VIQUA, a Trojan Technologies Co. Keating can be reached at rkeating@viqua.com

Publication Date: 
October 26, 2011
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October 26, 2011
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23090

A Learning Experience

When McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, set about constructing its new Engineering Technology Building, it used the latest state-of-the-art technology not only to achieve U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, but also to create a living laboratory to train students on the building systems of the future. One of the components is a rainwater harvesting system that collects, filters and disinfects rainwater for non-potable and potable use in the building.

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First-of-its-kind system treats rainwater for potable reuse

About The Author: 

Rick VanSant is president and CEO of UV Pure Technologies. VanSant can be reached at rvansant@uvpure.com or 416.208.9884.

Publication Date: 
September 22, 2011
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September 22, 2011
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23035
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