Water Sciences Committee


The Water Sciences Committee contributes to the development of key informational documents that the association uses to inform members, regulatory officials and the public such as:

  • Getting Smart with Reverse Osmosis Systems;
  • Getting Smart with Softeners & Reverse Osmosis Systems;
  • Updates to the WQA Glossary of Terms;
  • Technical Fact Sheets for members; and 
  • Other technical documents

The Water Sciences Committee helps to guide and provide input on research projects which are funded through the WQA, or funded through the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF). For example through the WQRF Septic Study, which was performed by Virginia Tech, we were able to demonstrate that sending regeneration waste from an efficiently operated softener to a septic system actually improves performance of the septic system. 

Committee Charges:

  1. Manages the technical and scientific tasks of WQA.
  2. Works with the Government Affairs Committees to reach consensus on technical issues that emerge from regulatory or legislative actions.
  3. Provides advice to the Water Quality Research Foundation.
  4. Provides semi-annual reports to the Board of Directors.

More Information


We’re Looking For

* Product engineers and design experts

* Water treatment dealers experienced in dealing with local water quality issues

* Other professionals with an understanding of the technical and scientific challenges faced by our industry.


Key Skills/Experience

* Expertise covering all the various treatment technologies and all market sectors

* Working knowledge of regulatory and code requirements is useful because this committee may be asked to work in close collaboration with the WQA Government & Regulatory Affairs department on legislative issues

* A passion for keeping up with the latest research, and even advancing that research

* Problem-solving and technical writing skills and long term thinking grounded with a sound understanding of the business and economic needs of our industry

Staff Liaison: Technical Affairs Director Eric Yeggy

​Visit wqa.org/volunteer for information on signing up to serve on a WQA committee or advisory council.