WQA to Hold Meetings in China, South Korea, India

November 05, 2013

The meetings are part of an initiative to cultivate membership

WQA Meetings China South Korea India Initiative

As part of its ongoing initiative to cultivate membership in Asia, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) is holding meetings in South Korea, China and India this winter. Each meeting will provide an opportunity for current and prospective member companies to share their thoughts on the types of programs and services they want WQA to offer in these countries.

The South Korea Industry Meeting will take place Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hotel Novatel Seoul Ambassador Gangnam in Seoul, South Korea.

The agenda includes:

  • Overview of current WQA sections and task forces and benefits of WQA membership for Korean companies;
  • Discussion of issues in the Korean water industry along with challenges to credibility and reputation;
  • Introduction of Korean Task Force and discussion of structure and action items requested from members in Korea; and
  • Discussion of California Assembly Bill 119 and final barrier initiative.

The China Industry Meeting will take place Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (networking dinner to follow) at the Radiance Hotel in Shanghai, China.

The agenda includes:

  • Analysis of industrial standards and regulatory rules;
  • Criteria for a WQA-recognized laboratory; and
  • Discussion of how WQA can assist Chinese members and Gold Seal clients with access to international markets and compliance with North American regulations.

The India Task Force Meeting will take place Friday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Mumbai, India. The exact location is to be announced.  

The agenda includes:

  • Information on the launch of the Microbiological Standard and scheme for certification of drinking water treatment unit products;
  • Introduction of WQA’s new Modular Educational Program;
  • Update on the formation of a WQA legal entity in India; and
  • Updates from the WQA India Task Force’s sub-committees.

Source:

Water Quality Assn.

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