November 2011
Volume 53 Number 11
 
Cover
Desalination: Sustainably Drought-Proofing Australia
by Gary Crisp  Pages: 20-24
Australia is the driest inhabited continent on Earth, with a climate that varies widely both geographically and year to year. Providing an adequate and reliable source of fresh water has become an important mandate, with seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination a key part of the solution.  read more
 
Features
In Our Homes, Our Businesses and Our Communities: The History of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Shows the Potential for Sustainability
by Colin Bishop  Pages: 26-28
In 1894, George E. Waring, Jr., a sanitary engineer, reformer and proponent of practical sewage infrastructure, shared the ’out-of-sight, out-of-mind‘ method of sewage treatment when he said, “It has hitherto been — and, in fact, still is — the practice of the world to consider its wastes satisfactorily disposed of when they are hidden from sight.”  read more
 
Determining Trace Amounts of Contaminants in Water
by Bob Johnson  Pages: 30-34
Pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and pharmaceuticals are a worldwide contamination problem. Several major US water bodies, such as the Hudson River, St. Lawrence River, Fox River and the Great Lakes have been contaminated with PCBs from industries discharging into these water bodies for decades.  read more
 
PWQA Convention Recap
by PWQA  Pages: 36-39
The very successful 2011 Pacific Water Quality Association Annual Convention and Trade Show was held in Irvine, CA in September.  read more
 
Ten Marketing Tips for Water Quality Dealers
by Dale Filhaber  Pages: 42
Many water quality dealers are known for being aggressive promoters. Other dealers simply sit around waiting for the phone to ring.  read more
 
Water Reuse: The Challenges and Options
by Peter S. Cartwright, P.E.  Pages: 44-47
This planet has a sufficient quantity of water to meet the needs of every person on Earth. The problems are:...  read more
 
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Columns
Creative Marketing: Finding the Right Mix for 2012
by David H. Martin  Pages: 12-14 read more
 
Dealer Profile: Healthy Living Promoted at The Water Lady Water Store
by Denise M. Roberts  Pages: 40-41 read more
 
Exceutive Insight: From Dealer to Distributor, Frakco Does It All
by Denise M. Roberts  Pages: 48 read more
 
Water Matters: POU RO Systems TDS Reduction Testing
by Rick Andrew  Pages: 50-51 read more
 
On Tap: An Emerging and Deadly Waterborne Virus: Human Enterovirus 68
by Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, Ph.D.  Pages: 52-54 read more
 
Viewpoint: As the seasons change...
by Kurt C. Peterson, Publisher  Pages: 6 read more