Tuesday, May 11, 2021 :: 41 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
The Water Quality Association has elected a new president: Toby Thomas, President and CEO of Kinetico Incorporated. Thomas has 30 years of experience generating growth, tackling complex strategic issues and building world-class capabilities in leading companies both inside and outside the water treatment industry, and he says WQA has never been stronger.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 :: 392 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
Winners of the prestigious Hall of Fame and Lifetime Membership awards – as well as two companies honored with the Excellence Award – are among 21 honors announced during the Water Quality Association’s Annual meeting, held online April 27. The awards will be presented in person during the WQA Convention and Exposition July 28-30 in Las Vegas, NV.
Thursday, April 1, 2021 :: 934 Views :: Convention
The Water Quality Association has opened registration for the 2021 WQA Convention & Exposition, to be held July 28-30 both in Las Vegas, NV, and as an online event, depending on the attendee’s preference. The convention website, wqa.org/convention, offers easy-to-use access to registration, housing and COVID safety information for the convention and the July 27 WQA Business Boot Camp, both at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 :: 1172 Views :: Convention
A slate of nominees for the Water Quality Association Board of Directors is up for election at the association’s 2021 Annual Meeting, which will be held during a special online event beginning at noon EDT (11 a.m. CDT) on Tuesday, April 27. Vice President Toby Thomas of Kinetico Incorporated is expected to assume the presidency, ceremoniously taking the gavel from outgoing president DJ Shannahan of Sharp Water Culligan.
Monday, March 8, 2021 :: 1538 Views :: Technical Guidance
WQA’s popular Commercial Industrial RO Sizing workshop, offered online for the first time last fall, returns this spring in a series of seven weekly sessions providing personalized instruction on the Zoom platform. WQA-certified personnel can earn up to 0.1 Continuing Professional Development credits per session – up to 0.7 CPD total for the course - of the 2 to 3 CPD required for recertification.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 :: 852 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
Two members of WQA’s leadership team, Kathleen Burbidge and Heather Duve, have earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry, representing top education and skill in nonprofit association management.
Monday, March 1, 2021 :: 1458 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
The Water Quality Association has relocated its international headquarters and laboratory to a larger, state-of-the-art facility in suburban Chicago. The new site allows increased capacity, flexibility and efficiency for Gold Seal product certification, laboratory testing, education and training, and membership services.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 :: 1552 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
The Water Quality Association announces the launch of the WQA Business Operations Report, a powerful interactive benchmarking tool for WQA dealer members in the U.S. to measure the success of their business operations. The report is open now for collection of 2019 data to provide a pre-pandemic baseline for information to be gathered for 2020 and succeeding years.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 :: 860 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
Boil water advisories are in effect in cities across Texas as the state works to cope with ongoing weather, energy and water crises. The Water Quality Association (WQA) offers suggestions and information for consumers in the wake of this appropriate response to a temporary health emergency brought on by the icy winter weather.
Thursday, January 7, 2021 :: 1709 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
The Water Quality Association says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s revised Lead and Copper Rule offers progress in the battle against lead in drinking water supplies across the United States. Among other things, the new rule requires testing in schools and childcare facilities while also establishing a trigger level to jumpstart lead mitigation earlier and in more communities.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 :: 2032 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
Water Treatment For Dummies: Second Edition is now available both online and in a printed version through the Water Quality Association. WQA members can use the updated booklet for in-home sales calls, consumer shows, new employee orientations and service call leave-behind items
Friday, November 20, 2020 :: 3195 Views :: Convention
The Water Quality Association has postponed its 2021 Convention & Exposition until July 28-30. The association says the delay increases the likelihood of hosting a successful in-person event at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the same space originally set aside for WQA to gather in late April.
Monday, October 26, 2020 :: 1260 Views :: Professional Certification & Training
WQA’s popular Commercial Industrial RO Sizing workshop, usually only offered during the annual WQA Convention & Exposition, will be available online this fall. Instructor Peter Cartwright, MWS, PE, will help participants practice calculating multiple variables associated with RO sizing in both large and small breakout sessions using the Zoom platform.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 :: 2132 Views :: Capital Campaign
The Water Quality Association has announced a $400,000 capital campaign to assist with its relocation to an expanded, more modern international headquarters and laboratory facility. Participating in “Building Our Vision” through the end of 2020 allows the water treatment industry to support its trade association with expanded and improved facilities and resources aligned with the growing needs, tremendous opportunities and expansion of the industry.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 :: 1668 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs
WQA Global Regulatory & Government Affairs Manager Kathleen Burbidge has been named to the prestigious 2020 “Forty Under 40” list by the Association Forum, an organization of Chicago-area professional associations. The list annually recognizes top association or non-profit professionals for their accomplishments, leadership skills and commitment to the industry.