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WQA offers resources for Benton Harbor, MI, water crisis

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 :: 553 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

In light of the ongoing drinking water crisis in Benton Harbor, MI, the Water Quality Association offers resources that can help consumers understand the issues associated with lead contamination and methods of home water treatment. WQA also offers the expertise and guidance of its technical staff and member water treatment providers.

Plans set for 2022 Mid-Year Leadership Conference

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 :: 1757 Views :: Events

On the heels of a successful in-person 2021 Mid-Year Leadership Conference, the Water Quality Association has announced that the 2022 conference is set for Sept. 13-15 at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley (Lake Tahoe), CA.  MYLC allows industry leaders, WQA committee members, other WQA volunteers, and those wanting to become more active in the industry to gather in a relaxed setting for committee work, industry updates, networking and fun activities that benefit the Water Quality Research Foundation.

WQRF funds study of POU/POE role in Safe Drinking Water Act compliance

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 :: 1466 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

The Water Quality Research Foundation is sponsoring a project to develop a database of case studies of public water systems that use Point of Use (POU) and Point of Entry (POE) water treatment for Safe Drinking Water Act compliance.  A team of researchers from the University of Arizona and Georgia Southern University will review POU/POE use for compliance nationwide, determine its challenges and benefits and share the lessons learned.

WQA's Angie Silberhorn honored by meeting professionals association

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 :: 1074 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

WQA Meeting Services Director Angie Silberhorn, CMP, was honored Tuesday with the 2020 Robert J. Donovan Award, given to an outstanding meeting professional who leads by example, inspires volunteerism and is committed to the growth of the industry. The award was presented by Greater Midwest Chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association in an afternoon ceremony in Chicago.

WQA opens new international headquarters, laboratory in Lisa

Monday, September 13, 2021 :: 2311 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association hosted a grand opening Sept. 13 for its new international headquarters and laboratory in suburban Chicago.  The larger, state-of-the-art facility allows increased capacity, flexibility and efficiency for Gold Seal product testing, industry training, and membership services.

WQA leadership awards nominations open through Oct. 15

Thursday, September 2, 2021 :: 1345 Views :: Convention

Nominations are open now for WQA’s annual Leadership Awards, which recognize individuals and companies who have excelled in their service to the water quality improvement industry.

WQA offering drinking water resources during floods

Monday, August 30, 2021 :: 1260 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Flood resources, including a video called “Five Things to Know About Water After a Flood,” are available from the Water Quality Association to help ensure a safer water supply during severe flooding in the Southeastern United States this week after Hurricane Ida hit coastal Louisiana Sunday.

WQA issues call for 2022 Convention speakers

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 :: 2100 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association invites potential speakers to submit proposals for education sessions for the 2022 WQA Convention & Exposition on April 6-8, 2022, in Orlando, FL. The convention theme is “Impact.”

WQA names new Meeting Services Director

Friday, August 13, 2021 :: 1417 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association has named award-winning meeting professional Angie Silberhorn, CMP, as its new Meeting Services Director. Silberhorn will direct the association’s annual convention, its Mid-Year Leadership Conference and other key customer and member events

WQA provides Code of Ethics in Spanish

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 :: 1663 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association’s Code of Ethics, which sets standards of conduct for water treatment industry members in their dealings with each other, their customers, members of related industries, government officials and regulators and the public at large, has been translated into Spanish for the first time.  The document, prepared at WQA members’ requests, is available online for convenient industry and consumer reference.

One-day pass offers taste of 2021 WQA Convention

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 :: 1253 Views :: Convention

A Friday-only 2021 WQA Convention and Exposition pass offers access to morning education sessions and the trade show on the final day of the July 28-30 event in Las Vegas, NV. The pass, available only for Friday, July 30, allows flexibility for those unable to attend all three days of the water treatment industry’s signature event.

WQA mourns passing of David Loveday, Global Government Affairs Director

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 :: 2496 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association’s staff, members and friends are mourning the loss of Global Government Affairs Director David Loveday, who passed away July 3, 2021, of cancer. David is being remembered as a tireless and innovative leader within the water treatment industry.

WQA offers 'hybrid' convention experience

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 :: 1640 Views :: Convention

The 2021 WQA Convention and Exposition is the association’s first-ever hybrid event, offering expanded access for those participating in person and online. Those attending virtually can participate in real time during live-streamed events July 28-30, and those attending in person can take advantage of on-demand-only courses.

WQA Convention offers robust education lineup

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 :: 1672 Views :: Convention

Dozens of education sessions about water quality, water treatment and business operations – offered in-person, by livestream or on-demand - highlight the 2021 WQA Convention and Exposition July 28-30 in Las Vegas. Attendees who hold professional certifications through WQA have the opportunity to earn much of the Continuing Professional Development credit they need for recertification through this one event.

WQA Business Boot Camp set for July 27 in Las Vegas

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 :: 2680 Views :: Convention

Experts in leadership, human resources and business management from within and without the water treatment industry will engage attendees of the 2021 WQA Business Boot Camp in “Reimagining Your Success.” Aimed primarily at dealers, this intensive one-day business operations workshop is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the day before the start of the 2021 WQA Convention & Exposition.

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