water quality professional Articles

  • Water Quality Monitoring for the “Big Four Parameters”

    Many different parameters can be measured in natural and artificial waters with sensors or via lab analysis. Each parameter effects water quality and the organisms that depend on the water for survival. Different states, monitoring agencies, and companies also place an emphasis on different water quality parameters to be monitored, depending on local conditions and mandates. For most water ...

  • A water quality index for recreation in Brazilian freshwaters

    Use of water for leisure activities has long been prevalent in human societies, especially where the climate is favorable. Water resources with appealing conditions for primary contact recreational activities include rivers, waterfall plunge pools, dams and lakes, as well as sea coasts. Recreational use has specific demands for water quality, particularly as regards risks to human health such ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water quality products magazine features ITS

    The decision for a company to seek approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a product can be beneficial in the long run, but the road to get there may be a long one. In August 1998, Industrial Test Systems (ITS) began its journey on the path to EPA approval for its Sensafe Free Chlorine Water Check test strips. After many outside studies, research, testing and reporting, ...

  • LIMS Key to Quality Data Management in Water Industry

    WEFTEC  has just  wrapped up its 2012 conference – the largest meeting of its kind in North America.  The Water Environment Federations’ annual meeting has again delivered comprehensive water quality education and training to thousands of water quality professionals.  The leading discussions at WEFTEC ...

  • Quality assurance and Quality control technical note

    Introduction For almost 50 years HYDROLAB products have provided dependable sensor technology in a multiple parameter instrument for montioring essential indicators required for assessing water quality in natural waters. Useable data are the lifeblood of any environmental water quality monitoring program and variation in measurement processes impairs the quality of the data that water ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • AWWA releases new manual, M68 Water Quality in Distribution Systems

    The American Water Works Association has released a new manual, ...

  • Integrating surveillance data on water-related diseases and drinking-water quality; action-research in a Brazilian municipality

    The Brazilian Ministry of Health proposed a research study involving municipal professional staff conducting both epidemiological and water quality surveillance to facilitate the integration of the data which they collected. It aimed to improve the intersectoral collaboration and health promotion activities in the municipalities, especially regarding drinking-water quality. We then conducted a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Carpet Steam Cleaners for Professional Carpet Cleaning

    If you own a contract cleaning or car wash business, you cannot afford to compromise on the quality of the equipment you purchase. Carpet steam cleaners are the primary requirement for any professional cleaning company. Good quality carpet steam cleaners are low-maintenance, high-output machines that offer quality service. Modern carpet steam cleaners have eliminated many of the problems ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • What Every Environmental Professional Needs to Know About TMDLs

    Much attention has been focused lately on the total maximum daily load (TMDL) program under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.  § 1313(d)). This program has generated considerable controversy, largely because it is perceived that it will lead to control requirements for agricultural operations and other “nonpoint” sources that have not ...

  • Pharmaceutical / Personal care product manufacturer promotes quality standards

    Challenge Pharmaceuticol manufacturers demand high qualify water with the fewest dissolved solids possible, to promote product consistency. A Canadian manufacturer of pharmaceutical/personal core products was looking to maintain water quality specifications to promote product consistency and improve product shelf life. First the source water for the manufacturing plont comes from ...


    By Culligan Water

  • Accelerating the move to a low water economy

    Carry out even a small amount of research into global water scarcity and the statistics can be unnerving. The UN estimates that 2.7 billion people will face water scarcity by 2025, and with climate change accelerating higher salinity levels in a number of regions, water scarcity is now more of a threat than ever. The future for water availability looks very uncertain, but attempts are now being ...

  • Pettit national ice center cuts operating costs, perfects ice quality with Culligan Matrix Solutions

    Challenge Pettit National Ice Center, located in Milwaukee, Wl, is a U.S. Olympic Training Site and the only indoor sea-level ice oval in the U.S. The facility has helped many top speed skaters reach their Olympic medal dreams - while also providing a location for frequent national and international competitions. In fact, all of the U.S. speed skaters who have participated in the last ...


    By Culligan Water

  • CH2M HILL’s John Gaston to receive one of the Water Industry’s highest honors

    John Gaston, a 25-year employee of global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm CH2M HILL, has been selected by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to receive the Abel Wolman Award of Excellence. This is the Association’s premier award, recognizing those whose careers in the water profession exemplify vision, creativity, and excellent professional performance ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Linking water policy innovation and urban renewal: the case of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Different strategy positions are possible with regard to new urban water infrastructural investments. A relatively new position argues that new water infrastructure needs to be linked to ongoing urban developments. This article investigates how the urban water management organizations in Rotterdam developed its climate adaptation strategy by creating urban development strategies that are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • City Of Redmond – Wellhead Protection Program, EQuIS Implementation

    Project Overview The City of Redmond (City) has several water quality related programs (e.g., Groundwater Monitoring, Drinking Water, Surface Water) responsible for contributing to the protection and management of ground and surface water resources. These water quality programs (Programs) have either regulatory responsibility authorized by state or county oversight agencies or, have local ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • I Know, Let’s Make A Video!

    Back in the 1930s, a young Andy Rooney and Judy Garland made feel-good films for Depression-era audiences. One of the kids would tell a sad tale about someone in the neighborhood needing new glasses, new false teeth, or an operation. Andy or Judy would say, “I know. Let’s put on a show. We can charge everyone a nickel to get in. Mrs. Jones has that barn in her back yard, and we can clean it up ...

  • Best soil management practices for Washington building sites

    The Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC), which started the Soils for Salmon project in 1999, launched a new website, and a “Building Soil” outreach campaign to change standard building practices. The mission is to help builders and developers preserve and restore native soil on building sites, using compost. These soil “best management practices” (BMPs) will soon be required by local ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Reliability of on-site greywater treatment systems in Mediterranean and arid environments – a case study

    On-site greywater (GW) treatment and reuse is gaining popularity. However, a main point of concern is that inadequate treatment of such water may lead to negative environmental and health effects. Maintenance of single-family home GW systems is usually performed by home owners with limited professional support. Therefore, unless GW systems are reliable, environmental and public health might be ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Companies offering flood damage restoration services in Melbourne

    Almost every type of natural calamity is inevitable definitely where the not-so –fortunate people get impacted to extreme extents. Flood is one such calamity which can prove to be quite disastrous. Sometimes, there’re chances even though partial chances that your losses would be recovered. However, for the people affected, flood damage, restoration becomes of utmost ...


    By Masters Water Damage

  • Iford Rugby Club - Case Study

    Project: Rugby Changing Room Facilities Client: Bournemouth Borough Council Completed: April 2012 Floor area: 208m2 Duration: 3 weeks ...


    By Modulek

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