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WQA offers resources for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Thursday, October 18, 2018 :: 2965 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

The Water Quality Association is marking National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week(NLPPW) Oct. 21-27 by providing consumers with easily accessible information about the threat of lead in their drinking water and how to take steps to combat it.

WQA issues call for short-form presentations for 2019 Convention

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 :: 1776 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is opening up opportunities for members to give short presentations on any topic as part of the 2019 Convention & Exposition on April 23-25, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nev.  “Short Takes – 15 Minutes of Wisdom” will be offered on the trade show floor. Each presentation is limited to 10 to 15 minutes, with 20 to 30 slides that automatically advance every 30 seconds. The format challenges speakers to make their points creatively and succinctly.

WQA offers Residential Water Treatment Design certificate

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 :: 1903 Views :: Professional Certification & Training

A new education opportunity for technical in-office staff, engineers or others who want to learn the underlying science of water quality and treatment without the field work required for full certification is now available through the Water Quality Association’s Modular Education Program (MEP).

WQA offers recommendations as Florida panhandle prepares for Hurricane Michael

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 :: 2151 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

The Water Quality Association warns that Hurricane Michael -- expected to hit the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm by midday Wednesday -- poses a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storm, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas.

WQA certified as 'Great Place to Work'

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 :: 1718 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®.  Water Quality Association earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys.

EWG study indicates widespread nitrate pollution

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 :: 42906 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

A new Environmental Working Group study indicating widespread nitrate pollution in U.S. drinking water -- at levels linked to increased cancer risk -- underscores the need for in-home water filtration, the Water Quality Association said today.

Tom Bruursema named WQA's Associate Executive Director

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 :: 2063 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has named Tom Bruursema its Associate Executive Director of Member & Public Engagement, citing his rich background in the water treatment industry and in marketing and business operations. The association also has announced some internal moves to strengthen international affairs efforts, particularly in the Asian markets. Government Affairs Director David Loveday, a veteran public affairs professional who has been with WQA since 2007, has been promoted to Global Government Affairs director.

WQA activates crisis response blog

Thursday, September 13, 2018 :: 1774 Views

The Water Quality Association has activated its crisis response blog ( to assist members and the public with frequent updates about the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and the impact of severe flooding on water supplies.

WQA schedules virtual meetings, industry update

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 :: 1476 Views :: Events

Instead of traveling to Hilton Head, S.C., this week for the Mid-Year Leadership Conference, water quality professionals will gather around their laptops to take part in meetings and view presentations in a virtual experience.

Hurricane safety concerns lead WQA to cancel Mid-Year Leadership Conference

Sunday, September 9, 2018 :: 1925 Views :: Communications

In the best interest of everyone’s safety, the Water Quality Association has canceled the 2018 WQA Mid-Year Leadership Conference (MYLC) planned for this week in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Meteorologists have predicted that Hurricane Florence will strike the East Coast as early as Thursday.

WQA offers recommendations ahead of Hurricane Florence

Sunday, September 9, 2018 :: 2723 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

The Water Quality Association warns that Hurricane Florence -- expected to hit the shores of North and South Carolina and Virginia later this week -- poses a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storm, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas.

WQA supports further study of PFAS health risk, in-building treatment

Thursday, September 6, 2018 :: 2231 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

A letter from the Water Quality Association statement supporting further study of human health risks of water contaminants known as PFAS and urging support for point-of-use/point-of-entry treatment technologies to combat them will be introduced into testimony today (Sept. 6) before a U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

WQA Women in Industry Advisory Council seeks ideas

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 :: 1610 Views :: Membership

The Water Quality Association’s Women in Industry (WIN) Advisory Council is seeking opinions from both women and men in the water treatment industry that will help the council better identify the needs of women professionals and to better prioritize its support efforts.

WQA responds to elevated PFC levels in Michigan

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 :: 2581 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association has fact sheets and resources available to help residents of Michigan who are concerned about the quality of their drinking water following reports of elevated levels of perfluorinated chemicals, also known as poly-fluorinated chemicals.

WQA offers consumer information during Washington, D.C., Boil Water Notice

Friday, July 13, 2018 :: 1381 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Thousands of residents and businesses in a major portion of Washington, D.C., are being advised today to boil their water before drinking or cooking with it after a possibility of contamination occurred Thursday night.  The Water Quality Association (WQA) offers suggestions andinformation for consumers in the wake of this appropriate response to a temporary health emergency.

The boil water advisory, affecting large parts of Northwest and Northeast D.C., is expected to last into Saturday or Sunday, DC Water said Friday. Complete information is available at the utility’s website.


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