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Welcome to WQA Radio, where we bring you news and insights about the water treatment industry. Find us at WQA.org, and on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you’re a first-time listener, we are glad you are here. Be sure to hit that subscribe button on your podcast app so you never miss a show. That’s the magic of podcasting. We’re publi…
 
Welcome to WQA Radio, where we bring you news and insights about the water treatment industry. Find us at WQA.org, and on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you’re a first-time listener, glad you are here. Be sure to hit that subscribe button so you never miss a show. That’s the magic of podcasting.In this episode, we feature the Chairs …
 
Welcome to WQA Radio, news and insights about the water treatment industry. Find us at WQA.org, and on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This is episode #209 – if you’re a first-time listener, welcome. Be sure to hit that subscribe button so you never miss a show. That’s the magic of podcasting. We’re publishing this on March 31, 2021. In …
 
Welcome to WQA Radio, a podcast from the Water Quality Association, the leading voice of the water treatment industry.Our guest in this episode is WQA Meeting Services Manager Stephanie Salvatierra-Minor, who will talk about the upcoming WQA Convention in Las Vegas in July. Registration opens March 31st at wqa.org/convention.If you’re a first-time …
 
Welcome to WQA Radio, news and insights about the water treatment industry.Find us at https://WQA.org, and on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This is episode #207 – if you’re a first-time listener, glad you are here. Be sure to hit that subscribe button so you never miss a show. That’s the magic of podcasting. We’re publishing this on Ma…
 
Our featured guest is WQA Lab Director Zac Gleason, discussing the new WQA Laboratory and its increased capacity for testing and product certification. Welcome to WQA Radio, news and insights about the water treatment industry.Find us at https://WQA.org, and on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you’re a first-time listener, we're glad y…
 
In this episode, we talk with Joe Doss, president of the International Bottled Water Association. Joe discusses how his members responded to the COVID pandemic as well as his industry’s legislative priorities for 2021. We’ll also talk about the public's concerns about plastic bottles, and the battle against anti-bottled water efforts at both the st…
 
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 s…
 
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 COV…
 
In this episode, we talk with WQA's Training and Program Coordinator John McCartan about the new webinar series begin offered every other month for those enrolled in WQA’s Modular Education Program, the MEP. 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 ME…
 
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 this new year.Later, we’ll have our first Business Insights feature …
 
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, ta…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
Our guest in this episode of WQA Radio is Ted Jones, Vice President, North American Dealer Sales, Kinetico Incorporated. Ted discusses his role with Kinetico, his family history in the water treatment industry, his passion for the value of WQA and his outlook for 2021 amid the continuing pandemic. Plus we'll have our WQA Tip.blog.wqa.org…
 
Our guest is Frank DeSilva, National Sales Manager of Resin Tech. He also chairs the WQA Federal Government Affairs Committee. In this episode, we talk with Frank about the new Resin Tech manufacturing facility in New Jersey, how he makes ion exchange a more interesting topic for conversations and sales presentations, and one of the positives he se…
 
In this episode, we’ll hear a portion of the remarks Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Michigan) made during the joint federal and state and regional government affairs committee meeting at the Mid-Year Leadership Conference. Congressman Kildee begins his presentation with the latest on PFAS and his efforts to find bipartisan solutions to the problem. He a…
 
In this episode we feature Kendall C. Wright, one of the speakers at the WQA Mid-Year Leadership Conference. His topic was: Breaking Inclusion Barriers. You'll hear a portion of his comments which provided valuable insights into the roles and responsibilities of a leader in a diverse and changing marketplace.Later, we'll have a new feature: WQA Bus…
 
Our guest is Greg Reyneke, a member of the WQA Board of Directors and President of the Pacific Water Quality Association. In this episode, we talk with Greg as he was in the middle of the PWQA annual convention – a virtual show because of the pandemic. We hear about the convention, and then move the conversation into what’s likely ahead for the com…
 
Our guest is Merritt Partridge, president of the National Groundwater Association. Merritt discusses his efforts to keep the focus on groundwater when discussing future legislation and funding in Washington. He also shares the reasoning behind the decision to make Groundwater Week in December a totally virtual event, and offers his thoughts about h…
 
In this episode we feature remarks from Curtis Dubay, senior economist in the Economic Policy Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Curtis was a featured speaker at the WQA Mid-Year Leadership Conference in September. He reveals a wealth of data and analysis, and explains what the uphill climb looks like as the economy struggles to recover.…
 
In this episode, we hear from Amanda Moore, a member of the WQA Board of Governors, former WQA President Sam Karge, and WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser, as they talk about managing through the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic. They took part in a recent WQA Essentials Webinar, and we’ll hear a portion of that discussion during this episode of …
 
Our guest is Tanya Lubner, PhD and WQA’s Professional Certification & Training Director. She spoke about the Find a Provider and Find a Water Treatment Professional Search function on the WQA website, a great tool for promoting and growing your water treatment business.Tanya chatted with Wes Bleed during our August Coffee Break, on Facebook Live, a…
 
In this episode, we replay a portion of a WQA Essentials Webinar about new research which is finding surprising differences in the water quality from different taps within the same home. WQA Professional Certification & Training Director Tanya Lubner talks with Dr. Andrew Whelton, an associate professor of civil, environmental, and ecological engin…
 
Our guest is WQA member Kelly Thompson, president of Moti-Vitality, talking about the impact of COVID-19 on the water treatment industry. Kelly shares his thoughts about the changes in business, customer service, training and how he’s adapted his business model, all in response to the Coronavirus. Later, we’ll get a regulatory update from Kathleen …
 
Our guest is Dr. Emily Kumpel with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She discusses the new WQRF Sustainability Comparison study, which compares Point of Use and Point of Entry water treatment with centralized treatment in small community water systems across the United States. We talk with Dr. Kumpel about the WQRF study, which contaminants…
 
This week’s podcast takes a look at the impact of COVID-19 on the water treatment industry in Florida. Members Amanda Moore (of the WQA Board of Governors) and Kenny Gibson provide their unique perspectives for how the coronavirus has affected business, how they continue to manage through the crisis, and what the new normal will look like. Plus the…
 
In this episode, we feature a segment of a WQA Essentials Webinar designed to help you understand and reach out to your newspaper, TV and radio stations so that you can become a valued news resource and promote your business. WQA's Wes Bleed and Susan Keaton offer helpful tips. Later, we’ll get a regulatory update from Kathleen Burbidge. Plus, we'l…
 
Our guest is Dr. Jill Williamson of NASA talking about filtering water on the International Space Station high above the Earth. Dr. Williamson explains how all of the water is captured and filtered and re-used by the astronauts aboard the international space station. Later, we’ll come back to Earth for a regulatory update from Kathleen Burbidge. An…
 
In this episode of WQA Radio, we feature a portion of our recent webinar, “Economy, Markets and Opportunities in a Dynamic World." Brian Roche from Merrill Lynch, who provides investment advice to WQA, and John Rosellini from PGIM Investments discussed the Coronavirus and its impact on the current market. You can see the full webinar at https://WQA…
 
In this episode we feature Dave Ross, the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, speaking at the WQA DC Fly-in in March. Dave has more than 20 years of experience working on water issues in both state government and the private sector. He talks about the Water Reuse Action Plan, PFAS and the Lea…
 
This podcast features remarks from Peter Cartwright and Richard Mest, speaking about their awards at the recent annual meeting of the Water Quality Association. Cartwright was honored with the WQA Hall of Fame Award and Mest received the Lifetime Member award.Peter provides design engineering services in all areas of water and wastewater treatment …
 
In this episode we feature Greg Reyneke, managing director of Red Fox Advisors in remarks he gave at a recent WQA Commercial-Industrial Section meeting. Greg talks to colleagues about responding to the COVID-19 crisis, some of the biggest challenges members face right now, and how now is the time to take the time to train. We’ll also have a regulat…
 
In this episode we feature WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser in remarks she offered at the WQA Virtual Annual Meeting in April 2020, talking about Vision 2020. The WQA annual meeting was held online in the wake of the cancellation of the WQA Convention & Exposition. Pauli talks about getting clear about your vision, even in these days of COVID-…
 
In this episode, we hear from Eric Yeggy, WQA Technical Affairs director, talking about sanitation best practices for water treatment products. Eric spoke to the WQA Dealer Section in April, as he answered questions and concerns about disinfection procedures in light of the COVID-19 crisis. We’ll also have a regulatory update from Kathleen Burbidge…
 
In this episode we feature remarks from Doug Ramer, HR Director at Martin Water Conditioning in Myerstown, Pennsylvania. Doug spoke to the WQA Dealer Section in April about the need to reassure customers and staff during the COVID-19 crisis. He talked about communicating more frequently, and, perhaps differently. And, when it comes to employees, Do…
 
In this episode, we’ll hear from two WQA members, Data Dale Filhaber with Dataman Group, and Amanda Crangle with Lamplight Digital Media and get their perspectives on how to communicate and market during the coronavirus crisis. Plus, we'll have our WQA tip.For more information about Dale: https://www.datamangroup.com/For more information about Aman…
 
In this episode, we hear from former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, president of the Gephardt Group in Washington, in remarks he gave during the Live Virtual Education at the Water Quality Association. Leader Gephardt gives an overview of how COVID-19 is affecting policy and politics in Washington, and how difficult it is to predict which …
 
Mike Baird, president and owner of Aquamor in Temecula, California, talking about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on his manufacturing business. Mike talks about his company’s response to the coronavirus, a unique opportunity that developed for his team, and his thoughts as we look ahead to eventually a return to normal. Plus, we’ll have a regula…
 
Our guest is DJ Shannahan, the new president of the Water Quality Association, as he begins his new term. We spent some time chatting with DJ after the WQA Virtual Annual Meeting on April 2, 2020. We discuss his top priorities as WQA president, the role that mentoring has played in his life, and the excitement he feels about what’s ahead in the com…
 
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