Resource Type: Advocacy Resource

  • 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.

  • Vietnam Country Profile


    The WQA Vietnam Country Profile contains information on regulatory bodies, standards, acredidation, legislation and other useful information and tools. Regulations and laws change from time to time; therefore, it is important to make sure you have the most current version of the legislation or regulation before relying on them. Nothing herein shall be interpreted as […]

  • Trends Report: Contact Requirements


    Food contact materials (FCMs) are materials in contact with food during processing, packaging or storage. This can include component parts in units used for drinking water. How drinking water is regulated under the definition of “food” varies by regulation. This report investigates countries we are aware of discussing food contact requirements as it relates to […]

  • Trends Report: Producer Responsibility


    Extended Producer Responsibilities (EPR) is a government policy which charges a producer with the treatment or disposal of post-consumer products. In theory, one motivation to adopt an EPR or product stewardship scheme is to incentivize material management and environmentally conscious product design to increase recycling and reuse and decrease waste.

  • Trends Report: Performance Reduction Standards


    This report investigates countries we are aware of discussing performance/reduction standards requirements as it relates to drinking water treatment units through regulations or other initiatives.

  • Trends Report: Repairability


    This report focuses on adopted or proposed regulations covering manufacturer responsibilities on repairability of products sold. There is a “right to repair” concept, which focuses on a consumer’s right to repair a product they have purchased without using the manufacturer’s repair services.

  • Trends Report: State Retail Food Service


    This report investigates state retail food service codes and regulations and the relation to the water treatment industry. This includes a discussion of the regulatory landscape in this sector as well as a depiction of relevant standards.

  • Trends Report: Water Quality Standards


    There is no universally adopted drinking water quality standard. Instead, these standards, primarily for water system utilities, are instituted at the national level. This report investigates the different drinking water quality standards being adopted around the world.

  • State Pesticide Registration Report


    This report includes regulations WQA is aware of pertaining to state pesticide registration programs. Regulations and laws change from time to time; therefore, it is important to make sure you have the most current version of the legislation or regulations before relying on them. Nothing herein shall be interpreted as legal advice. You must consult […]

  • Plumbing Code Adoption Cycles


    This report includes regulations WQA is aware of pertaining to state plumbing code adoptions. Regulations and laws change from time to time; therefore, it is important to make sure you have the most current version of the legislation or regulations before relying on them. Nothing herein shall be interpreted as legal advice. You must consult […]