One-fourth of the world’s population faces severe water stress
An analysis by the World Resources Institute shows that 17 countries, plus 33 cities with populations greater than 3 million people, are facing extremely high water stress, and the number of extremely stressed cities is expected to rise to 45 within the next decade, affecting nearly 470 million people. More>>
New coalition is formed to advocate for responsible licensing
The members of the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing (ARPL) are focused on educating policymakers and the public about the importance of rigorous professional licensing standards.
IAPMO seeks hydronics experts for new task group
The scope of the Hydronics Task Group is to review all hydronics proposals submitted as published in the 2019 Uniform Solar, Hydronics and Geothermal Code (USHGC) Report on Proposals monograph and develop public comments for technical committee consideration. More>>
Free Watts webinar is being held on August 28
"Smarter, Safer Hot Water" at 11 a.m. EDT will show participants how digital mixing valves enable engineers, designers, and facility managers to measure, monitor, and deliver safer hot water systems easily. By attending, you can receive 0.1 CEU through ASPE. Registration is available here.
Updated Professional Qualifications Standard for Inspectors and Plans Examiners is now available
The 2019 edition of ASSE Series 16000 combines previous editions of ASSE 16000 and ASSE 17000 and adds professional qualifications for plumbing and mechanical plans examiners. More>>
ICC partners with Winn’s to expand training opportunities for plumbing professionals
Delivered by world class expert trainers, these in-depth learning courses on a broad array of plumbing and fuel gas code topics will be available both in-person and online. More>>
Registration is open for the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo
The Winter Conference is being held on February 1-5 in Orlando, and registration includes entry to the ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo on February 3-5 at the Orange County Convention Center. More>>
Journal of the Swimming Pool and Spa Industry returns as an online publication
The peer-reviewed journal, which covers technical topics regarding pools and spas, ceased print publication in 2004 due to costs, but it is now available online at poolhelp.com/home/jspsi.
2020 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show is being held on January 21-23
KBIS will again co-locate with the International Builders’ Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Registration is only $50 through the end of August. More>>