Award Nominations Due November 11
Award nominations for the annual WQA Leadership Awards are due by November 11. WQA’s Leadership Awards recognize individuals and companies who have excelled in their service to the water quality improvement industry. Applications for the WQA Excellence Award are also being accepted; the Excellence Award honors member companies that demonstrate excellence in customer service, business operations, community service, and innovation in two categories: Dealer and Manufacturer/Supplier. For information, visit https://wqa.org/get-involved/awards-recognition/.
November 9 Economic Update Webinar
WQA will be hosting an economic update webinar on November 9 at noon ET/11:00 a.m. CT. The webinar will focus on a discussion of the general conditions of the U.S. economy and also look at key economic trends. There will be a particular focus on the employment situation and inflation, as well as covering the role of monetary policy and prospects for the economy going forward. The speaker, David Oppedahl, is Senior Business Economist in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. For information and to register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YQSsaG-ZST25jQDk7E8pHQ.
WQRF Calls for Research Proposals
The WQRF is interested in funding a research study to identify the removal efficiency of emerging contaminants by POU/POE water treatment technologies. The study is specifically looking at contaminants that post human health concerns but are not regulated at the federal level, do not have an NSF/ANSI standard to certify POU/POE removal efficiency, or are found to occur at levels below the maximum contaminant level but are still a cause for concern to public health. The deadline to submit a research proposal for this project is December 9. For information, visit https://www.wqrf.org/open-rfps.html.
WQRF Webinar on Sustainability Comparison
Join the WQRF on November 30 at 12:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. CT to learn more about the Centralized Treatment Upgrades and POU/POE Treatment for Small System Compliance to the SDWA. During this webinar, the WQRF will further discuss this study, in which the foundation examined the sustainability of POU and POE devices in comparison to upgrades at existing small centralized systems for Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance. For information and to register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WQsQFwdXRK29y40-fNUuGw.