Water professionals from every segment of the water quality improvement industry will be featured during the 13 educational sessions scheduled during the Water Quality Association’s Annual Convention and Exposition March 13-17 in Long Beach, CA.
Leading off the four-day convention will be a session Wednesday on “Softening, Filtration, Carbon Block.” Speakers include: Richard Mest, “Filtration-Iron/Sediment”; Ray Jaglowski, “Carbon Block & Activated Carbon”; and Dr. Duane Nowlin, “Does Softening Water Cause Corrosion?”
Mest is chairman of WQA’s Educational Services Committee and a member of the Ion Exchange Subcommittee. Jaglowski, a WQA Director, is a member of WQA’s Science Advisory Committee and Filtration and RO Subcommittees. Chairman of the Science Advisory Committee, Nowlin has served on the Board of Governors, Board of Directors and chairman of several committees including Technical, Drinking Water, and Finance and Audit.
Also scheduled that same afternoon is “RO, Softeners & DI – Car Wash Industry” by Bob Wimmer and “Softeners, RO & Filters – Restaurant Industry” by Kenneth Zabel.
Wimmer, a member of WQA’s Drinking Water Forum Ion Exchange Subcommittee, has past experience in industrial engineering.
Concurrent evening sessions will feature “Residential & Commercial RO” by Robert Slovak and George Ellis and “Marketing Implications of Distillation” by W. Murray Wright.
A member of WQA’s Educational Services Committee, Slovak has conducted numerous seminars on RO throughout the country. Ellis, author of WQA’s “Reverse Osmosis For Point-Of-Use Applications” manual, is a member of the Reverse Osmosis and Filtration Subcommittees. After 15 years of successfully recruiting, training, and motivating employees, Wright led his company in creating a water systems division.
Thursday’s session will begin with an educational presentation on “Standards & Testing: A Strategic Briefing” by Joseph Harrison and Peter Censky of the WQA, Nina J. McClelland of the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), and Gayle Smith of the Utah Dept. of Health.
As WQA’s Technical Director, Harrison’s chief responsibility is the WQA laboratory which tests water quality products against specific industry standards. WQA Executive Director Censky will lend his insight on not only domestic standards, but on international standards as well. McClelland, who serves on WQA’s Industry Review Panel, is a member of the International Standards Organization. Smith serves as the Director of the Utah Bureau of Drinking Water and as the Executive Secretary of the Utah Safe Drinking Water Committee.
Small systems, considered a marketing opportunity for the industry, will be discussed during the Drinking Water Forum. Participants include: I. Donald Rosuck, a member of the WQA Board of Directors and past chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee; Daniel Muchin, who has served on WQA’s Code of Ethics, Strategic Planning, and Technical committees, and David M. Schnare, Chief of the Economics and Policy Analysis Division of the EPA’s Office of Drinking Water.
Kenneth P. Cantor of the National Cancer Institute will present findings on a recent Institute study concerning a correlation between chlorinated water and bladder cancer. EPA’s Trihalomethane Standard will be discussed by Stig Regli, an environmental engineer for EPA’s Office of Drinking Water.
A half-day business seminar on “Communicating with Employees & Customers” by Kim Woods of Morris Massey Associates is slated for Friday morning.
The Saturday morning session will feature concurrent educational sessions on “Europe 1992” by Peter Censky; Peter Evans, president of Aqua Europa; and Michael Ledger of ML Consulting, England and “Ion Exchange Regeneration: Potassium vs Sodium” by Richard L. Hanneman of the Salt Institute; Dr. David McCarron of the Oregon Health Sciences Institute; Charles Harms of Kallum Chemicals; and Lucius Cole, consultant and former WQA technical director.
President of the Salt Institute, Hanneman has redirected the Institute’s approach to the policy issue surrounding the relationship of dietary salt and sodium by hypertension. Dr. McCarron has initiated a number of studies on nephrology and hypertension. Dr. Harms is manager of market research and development for his company.
Saturday will also feature sessions on “Computers & Your Business” by John Packard and Mel Entingh; “Running A Dealership/Transporting Chemicals” by Alan Reeh; a “Stump The Experts” panel with Andrew J. Fleckenstein, Dr. Lee Wikstrom, Kenneth A. Schmidt and Bill Sanz; and “Maximize Your Marketing Plan” by Joe Marconi of Webber, Cohn & Riley.