Aug 31, 2018

September 2018

I realize this space has been fairly Chicago-focused the past few issues, and I promise I will examine water quality topics in other areas of the country soon. But as a large metropolitan area, Chicago’s water concerns run the gamut from state and…
After a 21-year career in the Navy, Ronald Gagnon was looking for a new path. When his brother-in-law, a well contractor in northern Illinois at the time, approached him about launching a water conditioning business together, Gagnon dived into the…
Point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) treatment as a viable solution to address drinking water contamination concerns continues to be embraced by federal and state legislators. States have been challenged by aging infrastructure, the cost of…
Contaminants of emerging concern (ECs) is a term that has been used since the mid 1990s to identify natural or synthetically occurring substances not commonly regulated in the environment and having or suspected to have deleterious effects on humans and…
California is no stranger to drought. The state has suffered five major droughts in the last century, and the U.S. Drought Monitor shows 47% of California currently is classified as being in some form of drought. When California Gov. Jerry Brown lifted…
Is it possible to gain a year’s worth of experience in just a few short months? It certainly seemed that way, as I began my first day as the new product certification director at the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) on the opening day of the WQA Convention…
The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) has a new approach to expanding the foundation’s impact and research agenda. WQRF, formerly the Water Quality Research Council, was formed in 1949 to serve on behalf of the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) as a…
As a global news organization, Circle of Blue works to report on the world’s freshwater crises through daily coverage, as well as in-depth features and series. The organization’s latest initiative, Mission.4, harnesses technology and data to enhance…
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