Global Water Resources Appoints Chris Krygier as COO
Global Water Resources, Inc., a water resource management company, has appointed Chris Krygier to the new position of chief operations officer (COO). Krygier previously served as the company’s chief strategy officer. As COO, Krygier will be responsible for Global Water’s regulated water and wastewater utility operations across its expansion in Arizona. Krygier will also be responsible for leading the company’s acquisition and growth initiatives. Krygier brings over 15 years of experience in operations management, regulatory strategy, and capital development for large projects and transactions, along with multistate experience and industry knowledge.
UNH Research Shows Testing Well Water in Warmer Months Leads to Different Results
A new study, coauthored by Ranjit Bawa, a visiting professor at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), investigated water samples from wells across the state of North Carolina and found that the highest levels of bacteria in those wells occurred during warm spells. Bawa said homeowners should test wells in the summer months, when the risk is at its highest. The researchers looked at water samples from 50,000 wells across North Carolina, taken between 2013 and 2018, focusing on wells located near hog farm lagoons. The lowest levels of contamination were found in February and March, and the highest levels were found when temperatures were above 90 degrees.
Winsupply Inc. Board Names Jeffrey M. Dice as President
The Winsupply Inc. board of directors has elected Jeffrey M. Dice as president of Winsupply Inc. Dice has been a respected contributor to Winsupply’s success for more than 18 years. Dice joined Winsupply in 2004 as a regional financial officer and soon moved into internal audit and then into leadership roles. In 2011, Dice was named chief financial officer for Noland Company, and in 2016 he began leading more than 150 employees as senior vice president for Winsupply’s Shared and Advisory Services. As president of Winsupply Inc., Dice will lead business strategy development and execution while also overseeing the daily operation of the Winsupply organization.
AWWA Recognizes Dr. Detlef R. U. Knappe with Prestigious A.P. Black Research Award
Dr. Detlef R. U. Knappe, James Ellen Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University, was awarded the A.P. Black Research Award by the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Knappe has established an internationally renowned research program that studies absorption processes for the removal of organic compounds in drinking water. Knappe’s work with characterization of emerging contaminants has led to findings that directly impact the protection of public health. A dedicated leader in advancing fundamental understanding of PFAS, Knappe has published more than 20 articles on PFAS. Knappe leads and participates in multidisciplinary research teams that study the impacts of PFAS on human health and potential treatment approaches to reduce human exposure to PFAS and other unregulated contaminants.
CIPH Celebrates 90th Anniversary
2023 marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) on February 18, 1933, in Montreal. In the 1930s, the founding members of CIPH recognized the need to appeal to the government of Canada as a strong, unified voice on behalf of the industry to encourage renovation and housing starts. CIPH’s evolution over the past several years, as well as shifts in the environment, regulatory impact, and the changing needs and priorities of the membership, have allowed CIPH to continue to be an active participant in providing programs and services that its members demand.
Brown and Caldwell Promotes Dave Bergdolt as VP to Western Canada
Brown and Caldwell, an environmental engineering and construction service, announced the promotion of Vice President Dave Bergdolt to Western Canada area leader. Bergdolt brings three decades of experience with him, aiding in his ability to help clients in the region overcome environmental and water-related challenges. Bergdolt joined the firm 15 years ago and has since led numerous highly technical projects from conceptual planning through construction and startup, including wastewater facility expansion and upgrades, water-quality improvements, sustainable water supplies, and sewer system rehabilitation. As Western Canada leader, Bergdolt will be responsible for operations management, driving new client growth, and expanding the firm’s regional presence in order to meet customer needs.
33rd Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Winner
Water Tasting gave out the annual awards on February 25, 2023.
The award categories and winners are as follows:
Best Municipal Water 2023
- 1st – Clearbrook, BC, Canada
- 2nd – North Muskoka, ON, Canada
- 3rd – Saint Paris, OH, USA
- Tied for 4th – K-Water, Miryang-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Republic of Korea
- Tied for 4th – Emporia, KS
- 5th – Eldorado Springs, CO
Best Noncarbonated Water 2023
- 1st – Smeraldina Natural Artesian Water, Monti di Deu, Sardinia, Italy
- 2nd – Hope Natural Spring Water, Halifax County, VA
- 3rd – Jano, Village-Blanchard, NB, Canada
- 4th – Floridian Spring Water, Ocala, FL
- 5th – Vortex Energy, Meriden, CT
Best Sparkling Water 2023
- 1st – Dijamant Carbonated Mineral Water, Tešanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- 2nd – Antipodes Water, Otakiri,
Whakatane, New Zealand
- 3rd – Cedea Sparkling Mineral Water, Dolomites, Italy
- 4th – Boston Clear Water, Lynnfield, MA
- 5th – Theoni Natural Mineral Water, Karditsa, Greece
Best Purified Drinking Water 2023
- Tied for 1st – Taifer Group 100% Deep Ocean Water, Hualien City, Taiwan
- Tied for 1st – Taiwan Yes Alkaline
Minerals Deep Ocean Water, Hualien City, Taiwan
- 2nd – Atomy 100% Deep Ocean Water, Hualien City, Taiwan
- 3rd – VIBRANT WTR, Hamilton, OH
- 4th – Mountain Springs, Saint Kitts and Nevis, West Indies
- 5th – Lesage Natural, Lesage, WV
People’s Choice Package Design 2023
- 1st – Antipodes Water, Otakiri,
Whakatane, New Zealand
- 2nd – Amamizu Water, Fukui City, Japan
- 3rd — Clearly Canadian, Marchand, Manitoba, Canada