IAS Promotes Safe Food, Clean Drinking Water in Celebration of World Accreditation Day

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International Code Council
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The International Accreditation Service is recognizing June 9 as World Accreditation Day

The International Code Council’s subsidiary, International Accreditation Service (IAS), is recognizing June 9 as World Accreditation Day and promoting the theme for the day: Accreditation-Supporting Safe Food and Clean Drinking Water.

More than 60 countries are participating in the global initiative established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

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June 4, 2012

Intelligence Squared to Debate Pros and Cons of Fracking at Aspen Ideas Festival

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Intelligence Squared U.S.
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The debate will happen at the Aspen Ideas Festival in July

On July 1, Intelligence Squared U.S. will partner with the Aspen Ideas Festival to present its 62nd debate, “No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom is Doing More Harm Than Good.”

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June 4, 2012

EPA Launches Video Project About Importance of Water

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The video project asks Americans to explore the idea of why “water is worth it”

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the nation’s law for protecting water.

To help commemorate this milestone, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking people to send in a 15-second video clip about the important role that water plays in their lives. Each video should include the phrase “Water Is Worth It." EPA will post selected videos on its website and Facebook page.

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June 1, 2012

Pascoag Well Water Contamination Case Settled for $7 Million Against Exxon Mobil

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PR Newswire
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The lawsuit came as a result of MTBE contamination of the well water supply of Pascoag, R.I.

Providence Superior Court Judge Judith Savage approved a $7 million settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by the citizens of the town of Pascoag, R.I., and the Rhode Island Water District against Exxon Mobil Corp. as a result of the contamination of their well water supply by methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in 2001. 

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May 31, 2012

IBWA Promotes Importance of Clean, Safe Water in Hurricane Preparedness

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Drinks Media Wire
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IBWA has joined the "Be a Force of Nature" campaign to encourage those in areas at risk for hurricanes to be prepared

Recognizing the importance of having access to safe, clean drinking water, especially in times of disasters and emergencies, the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) is joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in promoting 2012 National Hurricane Preparedness Week, which calls upon Americans in areas of the country vulnerable to hurricanes and severe weather to “Be a Force of Nature.”

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May 31, 2012

Founder of charity: water Featured in New Book on Effective Storytelling Advocacy

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PR Web
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Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of charity: water, shares his transformational personal story to inspire others to join his cause

When Scott Harrison tells the story of charity: water, the organization he founded to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, he often begins at an unexpected point: “I’m going to start by telling you about my mother,” he says. Harrison then describes caring for his invalid mom, rebelling at age 18 and moving to New York City, where he worked as a nightclub promoter “chasing after models and bottles.”

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May 30, 2012

3M Food Testing Receives Certification for Bacteria Testing Plates

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Market Watch
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Approved method for global bottled water safety

3M Food Safety announced May 21 that its Petrifilm Aqua Coliform Count Plate has received NF validation from France-based Assn. Francaise de Normalisation (AFNOR) for its ability to detect and enumerate colonies of E. coli and coliform bacteria in bottled water samples.

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May 24, 2012

Onesource Water Receives Corporate Value Award

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Market Watch
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Indiana-based Onesource Water was recently recognized for its growth strategy through acquisition

Onesource Water, a provider of bottle-less water cooler systems, recently announced that it has received the Assn. for Corporate Growth (ACG) Small Cap Value Award.

The award was presented to Onesource Water President Eric Giesecke by ACG Indiana at the 2012 ACG Indiana Awards dinner, held in Indianapolis on May 3. The awards dinner brings together the middle-market deal-making community and business leaders from Indiana-based companies to honor the key growth stories in the state from the past year.

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May 24, 2012

Clean Drinking Water to be Provided to Millions in Need

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PRWeb
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The Auto Spas of Maryland will join 100 nationwide car wash locations to provide five million days of clean drinking water to those in need

In a show of solidarity with the Wash Away Thirst campaign, the Auto Spas of Maryland will join approximately 100 car wash locations across the U.S. to provide to five million days of clean drinking water to people in need. The fundraising initiative, created in partnership with the Wasrag Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group, aims to reduce the proportion of the world population lacking sanitation and clean water.

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May 22, 2012

New Initiative to Bring Clean Water to Rwanda

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DelAgua Health
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750,000 families will receive water filters and high-efficiency cook stoves

Approximately 750,000 rural households in Rwanda’s Western province will receive water filters and high-efficiency cook stoves for home use. DelAgua Health is running the project in partnership with the Rwandan Ministry of Health and the Rwandan Environmental Management Authority. DelAgua is being assisted by Manna Energy Ltd., which pioneered carbon-financed water treatment.

Publication Date: 
May 21, 2012
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