Past Webinars

Information on past WQA Essentials webinars is posted below, with many of the webinar videos posted here for free viewing as well. 

Some webinars required paid registration and are available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access to one of those webinars, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

 

May 2022

What's New with the Lead & Copper Rule?

Tom Bruns, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, for 120 Water, discusses the federal Lead & Copper Rule, which was revised recently to include Lead Service-Line Replacement, re-evaluation of compliance sampling and new Action & Trigger Levels. 

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

February 2022

"Do Your Homework on Treating Lead in Schools and Daycares"

David Cwiertny, PhD, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa, facilitates this webinar, which looks at lead in drinking water, surveying work conducted by the Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) and the Get the Lead Out Iowa program at the University of Iowa. The presentation focuses on risks to schools and childcare centers posed by lead in drinking water.  Recent revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule will mandate testing in schools and childcare centers starting in 2024. CHEEC shares  results from its testing in Iowa schools to explore the extent of lead contamination in drinking water and its discussions with school administrators about their perceptions on risks from lead in drinking water and their preferred approaches, including point-of-use devices, to addressing any contamination revealed during testing. 

Watch the webinar, then take our quiz. for Continuing Professional Development credits toward recertification. Successful completion of the quiz earns 0.1 CPD (a total of 0.2 CPD with the Webinar).

January 2022

WQA Government Affairs Update

Attendees heard the latest update from Washington, D.C., including an update on WQA's Clean Water for All Initiative, and got to know WQA's new Government Affairs Director, Jeremy Pollack.

December 2021

"Level Up with Industry Engagement"

Sponsored by WQA Women in Industry (WIN) Advisory Council, this webinar looks at ways of boosting your career through industry volunteer and engagement opportunities. The material is relevant to all WQA members looking for opportunities to become more involved in the industry and the association.

November 2021

How to RISE: A Conversation with Water Quality Industry Veterans

R.J. Easton, Director of Marketing and Business Development for Culligan of Wheeling, talks with Dennis Rupert, owner of Rupert's Culligan Water Conditioning, and Doug Anderson, Senior Director, Global Engineering and R&D at Culligan International. The veterans discuss how they got their start in water treatment, how young pros can get ahead, and what companies can do to attract, develop and encourage young water treatment professionals.

October 2021

Water Testing and the Code of Ethics: Thoughts and Approaches

Presenters Chris Wilker, Executive Vice President of Canature WaterGroup USA, and WQA General Counsel Mike Sennett explore the guidance offered by the WQA Code of Ethics to the use of consumer and household water testing in connection with the marketing and selling of industry POE/POU products. 

Once you've viewed the webinar, take the quiz for Continuing Professional Development credit toward reaccreditation. Successful completion of the quiz earns 0.1 CPD (a total of 0.2 CPD with the Webinar).

 

August 2021

How to Talk About Yourself

In this webinar, supported by the WIN Mentoring Program, attendees learned effective strategies to help talk about themselves and their businessess. Participants crafted their own personal elevator speeches with the help of facilitator Candice Wentling, MWS, of Certified Action.

June 2021

Cash or Ash?

This webinar discussed the ins and outs of doing business with cannabis operators.

After you watch the webinar, you can earn 0.1 CPD by passing this quiz.

 

May 2021

Unlock Hidden Potential Through Mentorship


How can you benefit from a mentoring relationship? What drives us toward mentoring relationships, and what holds us back?  Do you have the time and energy you'll need for this? How do you get the ball rolling in developing an effective mentorship?  This engaging panel, both of whom have served as engaged mentors and as menteesm walk you through the process in this webinar.

 

March 2021

Let the Science Do the Talking:
How to Grow Your Business With WQRF Research Results

It’s a fact shown time and time again that consumers trust third party information and science. Is your company leveraging all the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) has to offer? This webinar is dedicated to WQRF research results for several completed studies. Get a refresh on the scientific findings and hear from experts on practical day-to-day marketing and sales applications for your business. Presenters: "Data Dale" Filhaber, Dataman Group Direct; Jennifer Smith, CWS, Moti-Vitality; Kimberly Redden, MWS, WQRF.

 

January 2021

Getting Up to Speed on Emerging Contaminants

Regu P. Regunathan, PhD,discusses different categories of contaminants, their potential for health effects on humans and their relevance. He also covers the EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule, occurrence data (where it exists) and treatment process or devices that can be effective in reducing these contaminants.

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

December 2020

Post-Election Government Affairs Conversation

Hear from Nick Plebani and Tom O’Donnell at Gephardt Government Affairs as they break down the federal results and the landscape going into 2021. During the live event, we had time to break into groups based on state or region to discuss individual state results and activities also, although those are not shown on the recording.

 

November 2020

Discover the newly published Communication Resources on Chloride Handbook, developed as a WQA member benefit. The Handbook is a guide to aid communications with government officials and other interested parties regarding chlorides.  WQA's Kathleen Burbidge leads participants through the reasons for developing the new handbook, the resources available in it and how to use them in local educational efforts.

October 2020

Antitrust Compliance Fundamentals for Businesses

Whether from a large company or a small one, you will learn about the fundamental rules of engagement among competitors, as well as between suppliers and manufacturers, sellers and resellers, and dealers and consumers.  The webinar addresses the basics of U.S. and state antitrust laws and their economic underpinnings as they apply to all business interactions. It includes a focus on the criminal antitrust prohibitions and on civil enforcement matters, plus a review of the WQA Antitrust Compliance Policy. .

After you watch the webinar, you can earn 0.25 CPD by passing this quiz.

August 2020

Leveraging Company Culture Under Pressure

Learn how to prepare your company for the next wave of COVID infections, or whatever the next crisis might be. Understand the lessons learned from sudden external pressures that forced swift change to managing remote teams while protecting essential workers at the office, in the field, at a manufacturing facility or lab. Industry leaders - WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser, A.O. Smith exec Samuel Karge and Atlantic Filter VP Amanda Moore - discuss key success factors to protect your company during the next crisis by leveraging your company culture.

July 2020

Water Quality Variances in Multiple Locations of a Home

Water treatment professionals have known for many years that water quality of neighboring homes can vary greatly. Now research is finding surprising differences in the water quality from different taps within the same home.  Dr. Andrew Whelton from Purdue University discusses this new research, the cause of these water quality variations, and the implications for WQA members and the Point-of-Use and Point-of-Entry drinking water treatment industry.

After you watch the webinar, you can earn 0.25 CPD by passing this quiz.

October 2019

Groundwater and Enteric Disease

Dr. Heather Murphy, Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health at Temple University, leads this webinar, which covers:

  • Pathogens in groundwater
  • An estimated number of illinesses attributed to untreated groundwater
  • How we can measure enteric disease
  • How groundwater is linked to disease occurrence
  • How septic systems impact private well water

Registered viewers who passed a quiz after this webinar could earn 0.25 Continued Professional Development credit.

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

July 2019

Maximizing Your Membership

WQA's Professional Certification and Education Director Tanya Lubner, PhD; Membership and Development Director Jacqualine Price Osafo; and Marketing and Communications Director Wes Bleed show you the benefits that come with the different levels of WQA membership and how to log in to the "MyWQA" area of our website to access members-only benefits and resources like the WQA Knowledge Base, past webinars, expanded reports from the 2019 WQA Public Opinion Study, WQA Toolkits, and more!

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

June 2019

Getting Everyone Over the Wall: Tips and Tools for Professional Certification

WQA Professional Certification & Training Director Tanya Lubner, PhD and WQA’s Training & Program Coordinator John McCartan present compelling ideas and innovative ways for companies to spur more employees to get started with WQA's Modular Education Program and certification process.

  • Creating a culture of learning
  • Incentives for certification
  • The MEP support page
  • Using a modular, step-wise approach
  • Choosing the right path to certification
  • The new learner progress tracking tool
  • Tools for promoting your certification

 

June 2019

Manganese in Drinking Water

France Lemieux, M. Eng., Regulatory Policy and Risk Management Manager for Health Canada, presented this webinar discussing:

 

  • The health concerns that are driving stronger regulation of manganese
 
  • Which areas of Canada are most impacted by manganese
 
  • How POU/POE products are used by small systems in Canada

 

The webinar shares information particularly useful to manufacturers interested in having POU/POE products certified for a manganese removal claim.

May 2019


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Getting Local Media Coverage for Your Business

WQA Marketing & Communications Director Wes Bleed and Marketing & Communications Coordinator Susan Keaton lead a discussion on ways you can encourage local media coverage of your business. 

March 2019

Let's Talk About Lead

WQA Technical Affairs Director Eric Yeggy and Global Governmental Affairs Manager Kathleen Fultz share new technical information and WQA Resources on lead in our drinking water. 

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

November 2018

Your Social Media Toolkit

Wes Bleed and Susan Keaton from WQA's Marketing and Communications Department show you how to use elements from WQA' quarterly Social Media Toolkit to create social media posts of your own.

 

October 2018


Emergency Preparedness

Our guest presenter Richard Cook helps us understand why your business needs an emergency preparedness plan and how to create one.

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

 

August 2018

Sizing Media Tanks

Our guest presenter Jefferey B. Hill takes us through how to determine the right diameter tank to ensure optimum contact time and backwash

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

 

July 2018

Your HR Toolkit - Tips & Resources from WQA's Human Resources Department

WQA Human Resources Manager Jillian Ryan shares the HR Toolkit and shows members how to use it in hiring and developing new employees and keeping them performing well for your business.

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

 

June 2018

Applied Water Chemistry

Knowing how contaminants behave is key to selecting correct treatment technologies to remove them. This webinar will review chemistry basics such as elements, atoms, ions, molecules, and pH; and describe concepts that affect how well chemistry-based treatment technologies work. 

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

 

May 2018

 

Using WQA Resources to Market Your Business

Content marketing is a great way to promote your company's expertise and to educate your customers. WQA offers a variety of materials for members to use. WQA Marketing & Communications Director Wes Bleed will demonstrate how to promote your business using such tools as WQA publications, news release templates and podcasts. Marketing & Communications Coordinator Susan Keaton will offer suggestions on easy ways to use social media to your advantage.

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.