Last week, I attended the annual Water Quality Association conference which was held in Orlando this year.

It is the preeminent conference to attend educational sessions and earn credits to maintain my certification as a Master Water Specialist.

Probably the most significant take away from the educational sessions was the number of emerging contaminant groups on the horizon including PFAS, micro-plastics and pharmaceuticals. Another area garnering more attention was water reuse to help address the global issue of a lack of fresh water.

In addition to walking the exhibit floor, and learning about the latest technologies in the field of water treatment, I had the pleasure of meeting some of my students from around the country, who are enrolled in the WQA course to become certified installers.

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Paul Friot

Paul Friot

Get Water Answers

Get Water Answers is a water quality consulting company based in Florida, USA, operating nationally. Founded in 2021, after 45 years in the water quality industry, the founder Paul Friot provides unbiased, professional, scientific water treatment advice to residential customers and training to students obtaining water quality certifications.