Jul 19, 2019

Industry News Week 7/19/19

Dr. Pat Breysse to deliver keynote at Legionella Conference 2019; WQA Mid-Year Leadership Conference focused on the future

Dr. Pat Breysse to deliver keynote at Legionella Conference 2019
Dr. Pat Breysse to deliver keynote at Legionella Conference 2019.

Keynote Announced for Legionella Conference 2019

Pat Breysse, Ph.D., director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, will deliver the keynote address at the Legionella Conference 2019, to be held Sept. 11 to 13 in Los Angeles.

Dr. Breysse, who leads CDC’s efforts to investigate the relationship between environmental factors and health, will open the conference Sept. 11. Hosted by NSF Intl. and the National Environmental Health Assn., Legionella Conference 2019: Building Water Systems − The Sustainability & Public Health Nexus will explore complex water systems, cooling towers, proactive water quality monitoring and related public health topics.


WQA Mid-Year Leadership Conference Focuses on Future

Keynotes from government leaders, water treatment industry updates, opportunities to share opinions in committee meetings or a town hall, and events to benefit the Water Quality Research Foundation are among the events planned for the Water Quality Assn.’s Mid-Year Leadership Conference Sept. 9 to 11 in San Antonio, Texas.  Registration is open now at the event’s new website, wqa.org/mylc.

“Our theme, ‘Meeting Tomorrow’s Water Challenges Today,’ highlights our focus on rising now to the challenges before us,” said Steve Ver Strat, WQA president. “We’re expanding the conference this year so it will be an ideal opportunity for our members to get better acquainted, focus on our future, and introduce first-time attendees to all that makes the WQA essential to our industry.”

Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. Opens Registration for PMI19 Conference

Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) opened registration for the PMI19 Conference, with early bird registration continuing until July 31. Focusing on “Manufacturing Success,” the conference will be held from Nov. 4 to 7 at The Don Cesar hotel in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

This year’s conference will feature PMI’s first Aspiring Leaders’ Program; keynote speakers Lindsey Pollak and Joel Zeff, who will also serve as emcee; and sessions on issues, including multi-generational leadership, workforce development, sustainability, accessibility design, industry economic trends, trade and tariffs, consumer data protection, water reuse, lead in water, the U.S. EPA’s WaterSense program, technical topics, and much more.


Alan Plummer Associates Ushers Rebrands to Plummer

Alan Plummer Associates Inc. rebranded by shortening its name to Plummer and updating its brand identity to support its national growth strategy.

“This rebrand stays rooted to the principles our founder Alan Plummer followed to build this company–technical excellence, integrity and honesty. The brand update reaffirms our commitment to these principles through continued use of Mr. Plummer’s name and also signals a new era of growth,” said Chris Young, PE, CEO of Plummer.


Networking News

  • Stefan Buck has been promoted to General Manager of NSF Intl.’s Global Drinking Water Treatment Unit and Biosafety Cabinet Programs.