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WQA Convention Registrations for Denver on pace with Orlando

Monday, February 12, 2018 :: 2836 Views :: Convention

Registrations for the 2018 WQA Convention & Expositions are on pace with sign-ups for the same period a year ago leading up to the Convention in Orlando. This year’s WQA Convention takes place March 26-29, 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. In 2017, 56 countries were represented among the more than 3,000 attendees at the Convention in Orlando.

Water Quality Association addresses challenges in India

Thursday, February 8, 2018 :: 3083 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association this week hosted the first-ever meeting of water treatment industry leaders in India, resulting in approval of a new Gold Products Compendium to help the government identify reliable products and strategies to deal with water quality challenges.

Water Quality Association displays “Report IP Theft” button to battle counterfeit water filters

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 :: 2745 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association is calling attention to the growing problem of counterfeit water filters by joining forces with the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center). WQA now displays the “Report IP Theft” button and its link to the IPR Center as tool to report IP theft and trade law violations while also serving as a deterrent to anyone contemplating brand infringement.

Water Quality Association prepares for annual DC Fly-In

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 :: 1876 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association is gearing up for its annual DC Fly-In, an opportunity for members to join WQA staff in a two-day visit to Capitol Hill in Washington on March 6-7, 2018. For the second consecutive year, WQA will partner with the Irrigation Association and the National Groundwater Association for a Water Resources Congressional Summit, an opportunity to hear from Congressional staff and regulators involved with water and the environment.

Water Quality Association welcomes new Meetings Services Director

Monday, February 5, 2018 :: 1791 Views :: Convention

Veteran meeting planner LyNae Schleyer has joined the Water Quality Association as its new Meeting Services Director. Schleyer comes to WQA following a 24-year stint with the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) in Chicago.

AWWA CEO David LaFrance to speak at WQA Convention & Exposition

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 :: 2259 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is pleased to announce that David LaFrance, the Chief Executive Officer of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will be a featured speaker at the Opening General Session of the 2018 WQA Convention & Exposition in Denver, CO on March 27, 2018.

“We are delighted that David will be able to join us for an insightful discussion on issues that affect both of our associations,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser.

Water Quality Association supports federal effort to address PFCs

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 :: 2045 Views

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is supporting efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to address perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) such as PFOA and PFOS and their impact on drinking water.

Water Quality Association offers first-ever Business Boot Camp

Friday, December 1, 2017 :: 1852 Views

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is offering its first-ever Business Operations Boot Camp one day prior to the 2018 WQA Convention & Exposition in Denver. The Boot Camp will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018.

WQA supports first-ever nationwide study on PFCs

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 :: 2484 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association has voiced its support for a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that authorizes a nationwide health study on the implications of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) such as PFOA on drinking water. The language was authored by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).

WQA signs pavilion agreement with RAI Amsterdam

Friday, November 3, 2017 :: 2545 Views :: Events

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with RAI Amsterdam that will allow WQA to have a pavilion for its members at each of the RAI’s Aquatech international trade shows.

“We are thrilled to have this new agreement,” said WQA President Bob Maisner, who was on hand for the signing ceremony at the Aquatech trade show in Amsterdam.

WQA offers fact sheet on nitrate in response to new report on drinking water supplies

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 :: 3592 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association is making a fact sheet on nitrate available following a report by the Environmental Working Group that drinking water supplies in rural areas across the United States are contaminated with nitrate, with the people in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Wisconsin at the highest risk.

Water Quality Association offers school administrators guide for dealing with lead in drinking water

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 :: 3075 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association today released a guide for school administrators to help them with the process of keeping their drinking water safe for children. “What school administrators need to know about lead in drinking water” is available for download from the WQA website (

Water Quality Association posts Water Safety Guide

Sunday, September 10, 2017 :: 2198 Views

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has released a Water Safety Guide to help people affected by natural disasters such as hurricane and the subsequent flooding that is likely to occur. The guide features tips for what homeowners can do to prepare for a major storm as well as what to do during and after the storm hits.

Water Quality Association recommendations ahead of Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 :: 4990 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Technical Guidance, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) recommends homeowners looking to stock up on water and other supplies ahead of Hurricane Irma consider filling reusable containers with tap water if bottled water is unavailable at area stores.

Sanitizing water-using appliances in water emergencies and well disinfection

Monday, September 4, 2017 :: 2500 Views :: Technical Guidance

WQA is providing residents affected by Hurricane Harvey with important information about their water treatment equipment. Many home water treatment equipment products (including reverse osmosis systems) do not provide total protection against all types of disease-causing microorganisms that may be present in contaminated drinking water.

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