News Releases

WQA opens new international headquarters, laboratory in Lisa

Monday, September 13, 2021 :: 568 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association hosted a grand opening Sept. 13 for its new international headquarters and laboratory in suburban Chicago.  The larger, state-of-the-art facility allows increased capacity, flexibility and efficiency for Gold Seal product testing, industry training, and membership services.

WQA leadership awards nominations open through Oct. 15

Thursday, September 2, 2021 :: 560 Views :: Convention

Nominations are open now for WQA’s annual Leadership Awards, which recognize individuals and companies who have excelled in their service to the water quality improvement industry.

WQA offering drinking water resources during floods

Monday, August 30, 2021 :: 599 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Flood resources, including a video called “Five Things to Know About Water After a Flood,” are available from the Water Quality Association to help ensure a safer water supply during severe flooding in the Southeastern United States this week after Hurricane Ida hit coastal Louisiana Sunday.

WQA issues call for 2022 Convention speakers

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 :: 880 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association invites potential speakers to submit proposals for education sessions for the 2022 WQA Convention & Exposition on April 6-8, 2022, in Orlando, FL. The convention theme is “Impact.”

WQA names new Meeting Services Director

Friday, August 13, 2021 :: 736 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association has named award-winning meeting professional Angie Silberhorn, CMP, as its new Meeting Services Director. Silberhorn will direct the association’s annual convention, its Mid-Year Leadership Conference and other key customer and member events

WQA provides Code of Ethics in Spanish

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 :: 942 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association’s Code of Ethics, which sets standards of conduct for water treatment industry members in their dealings with each other, their customers, members of related industries, government officials and regulators and the public at large, has been translated into Spanish for the first time.  The document, prepared at WQA members’ requests, is available online for convenient industry and consumer reference.

One-day pass offers taste of 2021 WQA Convention

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 :: 647 Views :: Convention

A Friday-only 2021 WQA Convention and Exposition pass offers access to morning education sessions and the trade show on the final day of the July 28-30 event in Las Vegas, NV. The pass, available only for Friday, July 30, allows flexibility for those unable to attend all three days of the water treatment industry’s signature event.

WQA mourns passing of David Loveday, Global Government Affairs Director

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 :: 1796 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association’s staff, members and friends are mourning the loss of Global Government Affairs Director David Loveday, who passed away July 3, 2021, of cancer. David is being remembered as a tireless and innovative leader within the water treatment industry.

WQA offers 'hybrid' convention experience

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 :: 1019 Views :: Convention

The 2021 WQA Convention and Exposition is the association’s first-ever hybrid event, offering expanded access for those participating in person and online. Those attending virtually can participate in real time during live-streamed events July 28-30, and those attending in person can take advantage of on-demand-only courses.

WQA Convention offers robust education lineup

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 :: 1035 Views :: Convention

Dozens of education sessions about water quality, water treatment and business operations – offered in-person, by livestream or on-demand - highlight the 2021 WQA Convention and Exposition July 28-30 in Las Vegas. Attendees who hold professional certifications through WQA have the opportunity to earn much of the Continuing Professional Development credit they need for recertification through this one event.

WQA Business Boot Camp set for July 27 in Las Vegas

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 :: 1956 Views :: Convention

Experts in leadership, human resources and business management from within and without the water treatment industry will engage attendees of the 2021 WQA Business Boot Camp in “Reimagining Your Success.” Aimed primarily at dealers, this intensive one-day business operations workshop is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the day before the start of the 2021 WQA Convention & Exposition.

Leader, speaker, author Simon T. Bailey to headline 2021 WQA Convention & Exposition

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 :: 1287 Views :: Convention

“Be the Spark” leader, speaker and author Simon T. Bailey will deliver the keynote address at the 2021 Water Quality Association Convention & Exposition July 28-30 in Las Vegas. Bailey, the author of 10 books on being fearless and creating your future, will headline the convention’s Opening General Session set for 3 p.m. PDT Wednesday, July 28, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

WQA releases 2021 Consumer Opinion Study

Monday, May 24, 2021 :: 2799 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Emerging from the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are more positive about their household drinking water quality, less likely to depend on government oversight and increasingly ready to spend money on home water treatment, according to a new national survey of consumer opinions about drinking water released by the Water Quality Association.

WQA launches Certified Treatment Designer program

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 :: 1991 Views :: Professional Certification & Training

The Water Quality Association is offering a new professional certification designed for people who work in business-to-business sales and support. The Certified Treatment Designer seal assures water treatment dealers of getting knowledgeable technical support from people who design, manufacture and sell water treatment systems or products.

WQA says warmer weather increases likelihood of door-to-door scams

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 :: 1472 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

With warmer weather and the easing of masking restrictions, an increase in door-to-door solicitations is leading the Water Quality Association to once again call attention to solicitations in which companies falsely represent WQA in offering to test a home’s drinking water or sell water treatment devices. In particular, consumers should be wary of sales representatives playing on their fears about COVID-19, which has not been shown to be a risk in home drinking water.

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