Kurt C. Peterson, Publisher

As we (hopefully) enjoy the onset of spring, it’s a time for rebirth and renewal on all fronts. For our industry, that means moving forward with new processes, products and possibly, people. As shown at the recent WQA Annual Convention in Denver, CO, there are plenty of innovators to bring the standard of water treatment ever higher .

On the UV front, newer systems are finding acceptance in smaller applications, such as water coolers, in-home systems and more. Oliver Lawal, Jim Cosman and Mitch Hansen of AquiSense Technologies offer insight on how these devices have evolved in much the same manner as the ubiquitous smart phones. Keeping with the UV topic, Rick Andrew of NSF explores the need for sensors and alarms, as well as how they are tested for certification.

In another example of the evolution of water treatment, Bill Chandler of Chandler Systems presents an article on water management, what it entails and why it is becoming so much more important. Water scarcity is making its mark on the industry, with new products designed to be conservation-minded and systems to manage the all-too-frequent leaks that rob water resources.

This month, we also cover labs and analytical systems. Joe Boyd and David Smith of Environmental Express review a new TS and TDS testing method that will save time and labor. These measurements are a critical component of water testing that is necessary to determine the right application and equipment for a given water treatment issue. Whether on the small-scale residential level or commercial applications, a better testing method is always welcome.

With the WQA annual convention finished, we come to the wrap party. We saw you and we hope you saw us, as evidenced in an array of photos capturing the event for the industry’s history. People, products, networking, training…all of it was at your disposal while walking the trade show floor. Contributing Editor David Martin presents his take on the convention, just in case you missed it.

Public Health Editor Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD, explains the One Health discipline that is emerging to focus on the relationship among humans, animals and the environment, relative to health and disease development. Water is a primary environment facilitating the spread of disease between animals and humans, as well as a key point of control. This new paradigm in scientific study should be a boon to water treatment to ensure safe water supplies for everyone.

There’s much to cover throughout the year and as we head into the next weather season, more issues to cover. If it’s related to water treatment, we’re happy to help you spread the word through technical articles from which our audience can learn and enjoy. Contact Denise Roberts at [email protected] if you have story ideas or want to submit technical articles. We look forward to hearing from you!


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