Celebrate Spring with ASPE Chapters
ASPE's Houston Chapter is holding its 43rd Annual Product Show and Technical Seminars on April 4; the Charlotte Chapter is holding an AYP hockey outing on April 8; and golf outings are being held in New Orleans on April 9, West Coast Florida on April 13, and Columbia on April 20. To learn more about these and other local Chapter networking events, visit aspe.org/chapterevents.
More than 5 billion people worldwide could suffer water shortages by 2050
However, the potential savings of sustainable, nature-based practices could exceed the projected increase in global demand for water, according to the 2018 World Water Development Report. More>>
WaterSense to be funded through September
A $1.3 trillion government spending bill signed last week by President Trump instructs the EPA to continue funding WaterSense at 2017 levels and also includes new funds for water quality infrastructure projects. More>>
States score a "C" in water efficiency and conservation
According to the 2017 Water Efficiency and Conservation State Scorecard, most states still lack effective laws that advance water efficiency and long-term climate resiliency. More>>
ICC publishes commentary to accessibility standard
ICC A117.1-2017 Standard and Commentary contains the full text of ICC A117.1-2017: Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, including tables and figures, followed by the corresponding commentary for each section.
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Registration is open for the 2018 IAPMO conference
IAPMO's 89th annual Education and Business Conference will be held in Philadelphia on September 30 – October 4. The early bird fee ends August 31. More>>
Early bird rate for ASHRAE's annual conference ends April 30
The 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference will be held in Houston on June 23–27, and registration is available here.
ARCSA Board member talks about irrigation in PBS interview
The Austin-based PBS show "Central Texas Gardener" interviewed ARCSA Board member Chris Maxwell-Gaines about rainwater harvesting for irrigation use. You can watch the segment online here.
IWSH announces its 2018 scholarship essay competition
High school seniors and college-level students are invited to submit an essay answering "If you had to choose one location within the United States to conduct the next Community Plumbing Challenge, which location would you choose and why?" Eligibility requirements and rules can be found here.