December 2007
Volume 49 Number 12
 
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CBM-Produced Water: A Synopsis of Effects and Opportunities
by Juzer Jangbarwala
Coal bed methane (CBM) has come into the spotlight of government and the energy industry as a source of low-cost, clean methane-the primary constituent of natural gas. Unlike natural gas, it does not contain other hydrocarbons and is relatively cheap to process.  read more
 
Features
CSA B483: The Ultimate Canadian POU/POE Standard?
by Peter S. Cartwright, Scott McDonald and Kevin Wong
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has developed B483, a testing standard for POU and POE products that goes beyond NSF/ANSI standards. These provisions are intended to harmonize the existing NSF/ANSI standards with the mechanical requirements for the Canadian plumbing code.  read more
 
Women in the Water Quality Industry II: More Voices Heard
by Denise M. Roberts
In December 2006, WC&P featured five women who are prominent in the water quality industry. This year, in response to your requests, weve interviewed five more! Herewith, our 2007 dialogue about what it takes to break through the glass ceiling, gain recognition and achieve success in the industry.  read more
 
NSPF World Aquatic Health Conference
by As told to WC&P Staff
This years World Aquatic Health" Conference (WAHC) drew nearly 300 attendees from 41 states and six countries, representing an increase of approximately 29 percent. With 45 seminars on every aspect of aquatic health, WAHC has become the foremost venue for science-based aquatic education.  read more
 
PWQA: A Golden Anniversary Celebration, 1957-2007
by Karen R. Smith
Despite raging wild fires across seven California counties, members of the Pacific Water Quality Association convened at the Pechanga Resort in Temecula, California to celebrate 50 years of representing the best in water treatment.  read more
 
WEFTEC: The 80th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference
by Karen R. Smith
If you have never attended a really large conference, the sheer size of 267,000 square feet of exhibit space is stunning. Everything about this years WEFTEC in San Diego, Calif. was larger-than-life. In fact, it was the largest exhibit and educational forum on water and wastewater technologies in the world.  read more
 
Web Exclusive
Columns
Jim Ryan -- Working Paradise: In Costa Rica, Opportunities Abound
by Karen R. Smith and Denise M. Roberts read more
 
Shamus Hurley--Kinetico
by Karen R. Smith and Denise M. Roberts read more
 
Water Efficiency and the NSF / ANSI DWTU Standards
by Rick Andrew read more
 
Water Quality Monitoring--Lessons from the Developing Word
by Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, Ph.D. read more
 
Viewpoint: Year-end musings
by Karen R. Smith read more