January 2009
Volume 51 Number 1
 
Cover
Green Desalination in Carlsbad
by Nikolay Voutchkov
Over the past five years, desalination has gained momentum in California. With more than ten projects in various stages of planning, environmental review, design and construction, brackish and seawater desalination plants are planned to provide 400 to 500 mgd of new drinking water supplies for the state by 2015.   read more
 
Reusing Membrane Concentrate to Save Water
by T.A. 'Ted' Kuepper
POU reverse osmosis (RO) drinking water systems and POE ion exchange water softeners are the two most universal water treatment technologies used today for residential and commercial locations.   read more
 
The Making of a Veto
by Donald A. Mounce
The POU/POE water conditioning and purification industry was elated with the recent decision by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to veto AB2270.   read more
 
Features
Expeditionary Water Packaging System Graces Delta
by Sgt. R.J. Gilbert
With a large number of busy, thirsty troops in Iraq, it is not surprising that there is a great demand for vast amounts of fresh bottled drinking water to be shipped to bases across the face of the country.   read more
 
Water Resources: Crop Livestock and Environmental Issues
by David Pimentel
Water is essential for maintaining an adequate food supply and a productive environment for the human population, plus the natural plants, animals and microbes on Earth. Humans obtain all their nutrients from...  read more
 
2009 Technical Review Committee Insights: Peter S. Cartwright
by WC&P Staff
Peter Cartwright has a Bachelor's Degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota (1961) and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota.   read more
 
History Revealed
by Denise M. Roberts
In this issue, we have a few caption corrections or additions to our December issue.  read more
 
WC&P Historic Insights: Ground Water Pollution as It Relates to the Water Conditioning Industry
by George Klumb
On March 18, 1957 Mr. John Hosford, at that time Executive Secretary of the Water Conditioning Foundation, wrote a letter to the Salt Producer's Association (now the Salt Institute) and expressed concern regarding ordinances respective to water softening, as follows:   read more
 
Web Exclusive
Columns
Viewpoint: January 2009
by Donald A. Mounce read more
 
Dealer Profile: The Life and Times of an Oregon Water Treatment Dealer, Water Masters, Inc.
by Denise M. Roberts read more
 
Executive Insight: Growth through Quality and Acquisition
by Donald A. Mounce read more
 
Water Matters: Certification of POE and POU Hollow-Fiber Ultrafiltration Systems
by Rick Andrew read more
 
On Tap: WHO's Updated Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality
by Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, Ph.D. read more