Mar 13, 2014

Educational Material Highlights WQA Aquatech USA 2014

Tradeshow will feature networking, presentations and the latest technology

WQA Aquatech 2014 Highlights Orlando Florida March

From navigating governmental challenges to test driving the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) new education program, WQA Aquatech USA 2014, the association’s annual convention and tradeshow, promises a range of value and opportunity. The event will be held in Orlando, Fla., March 18 to 21.

The tradeshow and exhibition will feature networking, presentations and the latest technology. Educational sessions will focus on five key areas: water treatment basics, high-purity water applications, advanced water topics, commercial applications and business training.

Other major highlights include:

  • Healthcare Law Primer.  What does the new Affordable Healthcare Act mean to businesses? Eric Hargan, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will discuss the latest changes, reporting requirements, how penalties and insurance exchanges will affect businesses, and how to prepare for further changes scheduled to take effect in 2015. (Thursday, March 20, at 8 a.m.)
  • Keynote Speech by Bestselling Author. Charles Fishman, award-winning journalist and author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, will be the keynote speaker. Fishman, who has studied the complicated relationship between humans and Earth’s water supply, will discuss water scarcity issues, sources of innovation and how water quality improvement companies can benefit from current trends. (Wednesday, March 19, at 9:30 a.m.)
  • Dialogue With Top Florida Environmental Protection Agency Official. Chris Klena, deputy director of the Florida Environmental Protection Agency’s Div. of Water Resource Management, will be holding a dialogue on key water treatment issues. Attendees are invited to join WQA staff in a special dialogue on treatment issues with one of the most senior public officials overseeing water policy in the state of Florida. (Wednesday, March 19, at 2 p.m.)
  • Demonstration of WQA’s New Education Program. Get a feel for WQA’s professional education overhaul. The Modular Education Program offers a series of bite-sized online courses. It incorporates self-study, targeted background reading and real-world activities. On-the-job experience also becomes central to learning, making the information practical and much more likely to be retained. (Tuesday, March 18, at 3 p.m.)