IUVA/Confluence Water Cluster
IUVA collaborated with the Confluence Water Technology Innovation Cluster to present the latest on UV technology in early November in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Confluence group was created as the result of an EPA initiative that recognizes the importance of harnessing regional expertise to encourage economic development and environmental and human health protection. The event featured presentations by the EPA, Great Cincinnati Water Works and IUVA members, including An Innovative Approach to Validation of Ultraviolet (UV) Reactors for Disinfection in Drinking Water Systems; Implications of the US Regulatory Framework; Operations & Maintenance of UV; and a review of the Cincinnati UV System Performance and O&M Costs. A lively panel discussion followed the presentations, offering attendees a unique perspective of how water operators and regulators view UV technology and the benefits of UV technology.
IUVA at Pollution Prevention Event
IUVA and RadTech International North America, the association for UV/EB technology, partnered to exhibit UV technology at the 19th annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Tradeshow in Indiana in late September. The event featured a special track on water treatment with over 200 individuals representing regulators, operators and manufacturing firms. While drawing a national audience, the event is sponsored by the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention, a group of businesses and other organizations established to promote pollution prevention and environmental stewardship in Indiana.
On a national level, IUVA VP of the Americas Jamal Awad helped coordinate IUVA participation in two events during fall 2016: the presentation of an IUVA specialty workshop at the 2016 Watereuse Symposium, with IUVA members offering a half-day pre-conference session on UV technology. Also, IUVA members volunteered to staff an IUVA booth at WEFTEC 2016, touting UV technology, IUVA membership and attendance at IUVA events.
IUVA Americas Conference in Texas
IUVA will head to the “Live Music Capital of the World” – Austin, Texas – to host several days of conference sessions, workshops, networking opportunities and tabletop exhibitions. On Sunday, Feb. 5, IUVA will host a workshop, UVC LED Review: Technology, Use, Products, from noon-4 p.m. featuring presenters from AquiSense Technologies and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Monday, Feb. 5, and Tuesday, Feb. 7, will include conference sessions on disinfection, LEDs, municipal treatment, fighting HAIs and more. On Wednesday, Feb. 8, IUVA will host a second workshop on advanced oxidation from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. featuring James Bolton and James Collins. Details are available at www.iuva-americas.com.
IOA World Congress and Exposition
The 23rd IOA World Ozone Congress and Exhibition will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. This world congress will showcase leading technologies for aquarium use, municipal water, municipal wastewater and industrial process applications with special attention to ozone and AOP technologies.
IUVA World Congress in Dubrovnik, Croatia
If you have seen “Game of Thrones,” you are already familiar with Dubrovnik, a city along the coast of Croatia that faces the Adriatic Sea. Dubrovnik was used on the HBO series as a shooting location for King’s Landing. We are very excited to host the 2017 IUVA World Congress, Sept. 17-20, 2017, in Dubrovnik, Croatia. We will announce a call for abstracts in early 2017 and send out additional details soon.