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Drinking Water

Drinking water plays an important role in society today. Regulations are consistently updated and new technologies are being developed to solve the health-related challenges associated with drinking water.

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U.S. House subcommittee hears testimony on cyanotoxin contamination

DENVER — The subcommittee hearing was in response to the August 2014 event in Toledo, Ohio, where cyanotoxin microcystin was found in finished water as a result of an algal bloom in Lake Erie, causing a “do not drink” advisory to be issued for more than 400,000 people.


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IBWA announces six award winners

DALLAS — Six award recipients were announced during the 2014 International Bottled Water Association’s (IBWA) Annual Business Conference.


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IBWA reveals 2014-2015 board of directors and officers

DALLAS — The International Bottled Water Association’s (IBWA) 2014-2015 board of directors and officers were elected during the 2014 Annual Business Conference in Dallas, Texas.


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2014 NWRI Clarke Prize Lecture focuses on water supply management opportunities

FOUNDATION VALLEY, Calif. — David L. Sedlak, Ph.D., received the $50,000 Clarke Prize and presented a lecture titled, “Delivering the Fourth Water Revolution,” at the 21st Annual National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Clarke Prize Conference and Award Ceremony.


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WQA names new interim executive director

LISLE, Ill. — David Westman will be responsible for guiding the organization and conducting a comprehensive review of the Water Quality Association's (WQA) governance structures, financial management, core processes and staff functions.


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Standards for water treatment chemicals

BIRMINGHAM — In Water Technology’s November issue, Dave Purkiss, contributing writer, writes about the latest water treatment requirements to help protect drinking water from harmful chemicals.


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IBWA releases study on bottled water industry’s water and energy use

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The International Bottled Water Association’s (IBWA) second benchmarking study reports that the bottled water industry has the lowest ratios of water and energy use among all packaged beverages.


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Haws fundraising program helps boost Drink Up campaign support

SPARKS, Nev. — The fundraising program encourages students and groups to raise funds by selling reusable bottles to win a Brita® Hydration Station®.


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IBWA continues support of the Drink Up campaign

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In July, Michelle Obama announced that research from Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) revealed Drink Up’s online ad campaign produced a three percent increase in sales of bottled water.


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A study reveals increased U.S. water consumption

VISTA, Calif. — In less than one year, more than 68 million servings of water have been consumed in the U.S.


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