Our featured guest is Daina Grace, executive director of the Texas Water Quality Association (TWQA). Grace talks about the severe weather in Texas which resulted in widespread power and water disruptions.
“One of my members lost power at his facility, so they used Facebook (Messenger) to communicate with customers,” Grace said. Another member kept service techs on call 24/7 until their facility could reopen, she said. Another passed out bottled water to hospitals and residents in areas with boil water alerts.
WQA issued a news release to all Texas media to notify them of the resources about boil water notices available from WQA and the Water Quality Research Foundation.
Our featured guest is WQA Global Government Affairs Director David Loveday.
In this episode, David talks about President Biden’s picks to head the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture, how those selections might affect PFAS regulations and groundwater concerns, plus how the DC Fly-in will change this year because of COVID-19.
All of that and our WQA Tip -- save the date for the WQA Annual meeting.
In this episode, we talk with WQA's Training and Program Coordinator John McCartan about the new webinar series being offered every other month for those enrolled in WQA’s Modular Education Program, the MEP.
The first webinar is March 2nd. John explains the format, the content that he’ll be covering for MEP users, and how the webinars will help you or your team get through the MEP so that you can earn your professional certification. Learn more at wqa.org/mepuser.
Plus, we’ll have this month’s Business Insight.
Our special guest is WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser, who is entering year 5 in her role at WQA. We’ll get her reflections on 2020, thoughts about how WQA is poised to help members in 2021, and two key dates you’ll want to make sure are on your calendar.
Plus, we'll have our WQA tip.
Our guest is WQA Technical Affairs Director Eric Yeggy.
Eric discusses the top trends and predictions he has for the water treatment industry in 2021. Concerns about Lead, PFAS and many other issues will again top the agenda.
This is always a top-rated show each year.
In this episode of WQA Radio, WQA’s Susan Keaton talks with WQA President DJ Shannahan about the year that was, in 2020, the impact of COVID-19, how the industry weathered the pandemic, how WQA was able to provide valuable resources, and how the industry is positioned heading into 2021.
Later, we’ll have our first Business Insights feature of the year.
In this episode we feature some of the best of our 2020 podcasts. We’ll hear from WQA Hall of Fame award recipient Peter Cartwright, WQA President DJ Shannahan, WQA Mid-Year Leadership speaker Kendall C. Wright, National Groundwater Association President Merritt Partridge, WQRF researcher Dr. Emily Kumpel, and NASA scientist Dr. Jill Williamson, talking about water filtration at the International Space Station.
As we wrap up the year, we say thanks to WQA’s Kathleen Burbidge for contributing her frequent Regulatory Updates during the year.
Whether you’ve been listening for years or you’ve just discovered our podcast, thanks for being part of our podcast community in 2020. We hope we’ve added some insight or encouragement along the way.
Thanks for your participation in the water treatment industry. You’re the reason WQA exists. If you’re not yet a member, you really need to join us. This is the perfect time to take advantage of all of WQA’s member benefits as we begin a new year. Go to https://wqa.org/membership
Our guest in this episode of WQA Radio is Lauren Del Ciello, Managing Editor of Water Quality Products Magazine.
Lauren discusses WQP’s annual water treatment industry survey, how it differed from the survey of readers the magazine published last spring when the COVID-19 pandemic was just beginning, how budgets are being affected, and a shift among readers toward more digital technologies.
Later, we’ll have our WQA tip.
Our guest is Gary Hatch, of Hatch Global Consulting Services and the Chair of the Research Task Force for the Contaminant Occurrence Map project for the Water Quality Research Foundation.
Gary discusses how the task force helped to guide the research for the Contaminant Occurrence map, which you can find at wqrf.org/map. Gary has some great insights into how to use the map and how the map will evolve over time.
Later, we'll have our WQA Tip -- how you can still benefit from WQA Member Appreciation Month.
Our guest is Tanya Lubner, PhD and WQA’s Director of Professional Certification & Training.
In this episode, we’ll replay the most recent WQA Coffee Break, where Tanya discusses the impact of ethics training, the credibility of following ethical practices, understanding the role of WQA’s Code of Ethics, and how you can use the Ethics training with your team.