Here's a quick roundup of this month's industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.
Water for People award winner announced
Lorene Bruns, regional sales manager for Duperon Corp. in Saginaw, Michigan, has been honored with the Water for People Kenneth J. Miller Founders’ Award. The award was established in 2001 by the Board of Directors of Water for People to honor outstanding volunteer service to the international humanitarian effort.
Emerson experts showcase industry knowledge
Experts from Emerson presented valve application expertise and technology advancements at Valve Word Americas Expo and Conference 2017. The expo was held June 20 and 21 in Houston, Texas.
U.S. Water celebrates 20 years in business
Beginning as a team of three people in 1997, U.S. Water now staffs 450 employees and is one of the fastest growing water treatment companies in North America 20 years later. The company was the first to combine chemical, equipment, engineering and service under one roof to offer customers one point of contact, according to a company spokesperson.
WE&RF research aims to help communities with green and gray infrastructure planning
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) recently awarded a contract to Geosyntec Consultants for a research project called Data Analysis and Standardization to Support Community-Enabled Lifecycle Analysis of Stormwater Infrastructure Costs (CLASIC). The research will analyze, standardize, and compile data collected by the CLASIC team into a relational cost database that can be linked to the International Stormwater BMP database in an effort to develop resources and tools that can be used by communities interested in long-term planning of green and gray infrastructure and integrated stormwater management.
WEF formalizes commitment to smart water systems
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN), agreeing to jointly promote the development of best industry practices for more efficient and sustainable smart water networks. The water sector continues to promote and embrace innovation, and smart water networks have emerged as a popular way to use technology to optimize system operations.
WateReuse names new executive director
The WateReuse Association has named Patricia Sinicropi as its new executive director effective Sept. 5. Sinicropi previously served as the Senior Legislative Director for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and has experience in federal advocacy with both Congress and federal agencies. She brings knowledge and skills in advancing the legislative, regulatory and funding priorities of wastewater utilities and related businesses.