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Resource Type: Advocacy Resource

  • International Trends Report – BPA Regulations in Food Contact Materials (FCMs)

    A resource that looks at international laws and regulations focused on Bisphenol A (BPA) and structural homologs in Food Contact Materials (FCMs). This report reviews the legislative histories associated with such laws and the development of science and research by regulatory bodies.

  • PFAS

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of man-made chemicals that contain carbon, fluorine, and other elements. These chemicals have been in use since the 1940s and are found in a variety of products including firefighting foams, household products such as non-stick cookware, food packaging, and stain and water repellants.

  • Guidance for the Use of Water Softening and Onsite Wastewater Systems on Individual Properties

    WQA and National Onsite Wastewater and Recycling Association (NOWRA) have collaborated to offer advice on the use of water softeners and home septic systems.

  • State Bills List

    WQA regularly tracks state-level legislation affecting the water treatment industry or WQA members. The list is updated as the status of the bills change, new bills are introduced or old bills pass/fail.  To quickly see a particular state’s legislation, click on that state on the U.S. map.

  • Federal Bills List

    WQA regularly tracks federal legislation affecting the water treatment industry or WQA members. The list is updated as the status of the bills change, new bills are introduced or old bills pass/fail. 

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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: Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things (IoT) market, generally devices enabled to connect to the internet, is expected to grow and encompasses conversations on data collection and personal information protection. Existing regulations set before IoT, present uncertainty on applicability to today’s data driven world. To adjust, governments are taking steps to develop new regulatory frameworks and 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…