A cool reminder of form and function 27 May 2013
In March Connection Magazines Jeff Patchell joined more than 200 members of the local plumbing industry to travel to Frankfurt, Germany for the popular bi-annual ISH exhibition.
World Plumbing Council Report 27 May 2013
The plumbing industry has been busy in the last few months, here's a wrap of what the World Plumbing Council (WPC) has been up to.
World Plumbing Day 2013 gets bigger 27 May 2013
The world celebrated World Plumbing Day on 11 March 11 and there was much fanfare across all nations from the UK to Australia and the US to Africa.
Leaders search for common ground 25 Feb 2013
More than 60 people from all facets of the plumbing and mechanical industries attended a backflow industry symposium on February 12-13 at IAPMO World Headquarters West that sought to promote discussion and look for solutions on the challenges facing the cross-connection industry today.
Legionella HACCP plan demonstration 11 Nov 2012
The HACCP approach to managing building water systems for Legionella control has been recommended by the World Health Organization since 2007 and is proposed in ASHRAE 188P.
Plumbing: Take it personally 11 Nov 2012
Jeff Patchell reports on the recent General Meeting of the World Plumbing Council (WPC) he attended in Brisbane and calls for plumbers to get involved with the WPC.
World Plumbing Day song 26 Jun 2012
World Plumbing day was celebrated in many ways, but in Singapore they took an extremely novel approach, they had a song contest.
World Plumbing Conference India 2013 26 Jun 2012
The Indian Plumbing Association (IPA) is all set to play the role of perfect host at the 10th World Plumbing Conference, scheduled to be held in New Delhi on 14 and 15 November 2013.
World Plumbing Day recognised in Parliament 25 Mar 2012
World Plumbing Day had impact around the world and was recognised in several Parliaments. Mr Kelvin Thomas, the Member of Willis in Australia had these kind words to say.
World Plumbing Day: The best yet 25 Mar 2012
As March 11 every year, everywhere becomes a significant day supporting plumbing and plumbers around the world, there can be little doubt that the 2012 celebrations of World Plumbing Day proved another great success.
World Plumbing Day Twitter Challenge 07 Feb 2012
It is just over a month to World Plumbing Day, March 11, every year, everywhere, and the World Plumbing Council want all their members and and staff on board supporting this day around the World.
World Plumbing Council Taps Chaney as New Chairman 22 Sep 2011
Russ Chaney, CEO of The IAPMO Group, was elected chairman of the World Plumbing Council (WPC) for a term covering 2011‐13 during the 9th World Plumbing Conference, held between September 7‐11, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Andy Watts Receives WPC’s Distinguished Service Award 22 Sep 2011
The World Plumbing Council (WPC) Executive Board has bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, upon Andy Watts, MBE, of the United Kingdom. Newly elected WPC Chairman GP Russ Chaney presented the award to Watts during the 9th World Plumbing Conference, Sept. 7-11, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
World Plumbing Day 2011 a global success 09 May 2011
Created in 2010 by the World Plumbing Council (WPC), the second World Plumbing Day on 11 March 2011 has been hailed as a success writes Robert D Burgon, Chairman, World Plumbing Council.
The ISH pilgrimage 2011 09 May 2011
For the past 22 years, Connection Magazines and World Plumbing Info publisher Jeff Patchell has been fortunate to attend the world’s major bi-annual plumbing fair. In the following report Jeff explains why ISH (International Sanitation & Heating) never ceases to be an interesting week in understanding where the market is heading.
National plumbing regulators forum 2011 09 May 2011
The National Plumbing Regulators Forum (NPRF) held its first conference in two and a half years at the Melbourne Convention Centre, bringing industry leaders and experts together to present and discuss topics that directly affect the plumbing industry. Jonathan Jackson reports on three days of plumbing relevance.
CIB Symposium Sydney 2010 29 Nov 2010
CIB Working Commission W062 on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings, held its 36th Annual Symposium in Sydney, Australia on November 8-10, 2010.
World toilet summit 03 Aug 2010
For the first time ever, the World Toilet Summit will take place in the United States. This annual event brings together key global leaders in the sanitation and water arena to discuss and learn about innovations and business opportunities surrounding the global sanitation crisis that affects 40% of the world’s population.
CIB symposium comes to Sydney 28 Jul 2010
The 36th International Symposium of CIB W062 on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings will be held from 8-10 November in Sydney, Australia.
Plumbing Supply Forum 2010 27 Jul 2010
The 2010 Plumbing Supply Forum lived up to its reputation as the ‘meeting place’ for Australasian plumbing manufacturers and merchants.
The world's biggest sustainable Expo 16 Jun 2010
With the theme “Better City, Better Life”, the biggest World Expo in the history ever, is currently taking place in Shanghai, China. The Expo began 1 May and will finish 31 October and will host approximately 70 million people.
Geberit opens head office in Asia Pacific 15 Jun 2010
The new Geberit Asia Pacific headquarters opened in style on 27 May, 2010 with a full Chinese ceremony and a great deal of hope for the future in this burgeoning region.
World Plumbing Council meets in Sydney 28 Mar 2010
The World Plumbing Council came to Australia in March to not only discuss the importance of World Plumbing Day, but to discuss global plumbing initiatives in the face of changing social attitudes.
World Plumbing Day shines 28 Mar 2010
With the theme Plumbing-Vital to Global Health, plumbing organisations throughout the world undertook a range of activities – under the guise of World Plumbing Day – with the aim of raising awareness of the important role played by today’s plumbing industry.
World Plumbing Day 2010 23 Feb 2010
The first ever World Plumbing Day is to be celebrated on 11 March, 2010. worldplumbinginfo.com interviewed World Plumbing Council chairman, Robert Burgon to find out what it’s all about.
Where is world plumbing headed? 30 Sep 2009
Where is the world's knowledge of plumbing systems, drainage and technical matters? Wherever the knowledge may be, it is time for people to bring it altogether so it may be shared, discussed and debated in the hope that solutions to water management problems are quickly found.
Plumbing technology moves forward 22 Sep 2009
Convened in conjunction with the World Plumbing Council (WPC), the 2010 International Emerging Technology Symposium will bring a range of expertise together to discuss matters of plumbing, health and water efficiency.
ISH Kitchen and Bath Middle East re-scheduled to autumn 2010 26 Aug 2009
Individual talks and strategic sessions with the key players in the sanitary and kitchen industries led to the conclusion that the timing for the upcoming ISH Kitchen and Bath Middle East edition, which was to be held at the Dubai International Convention &
Exhibition Centre from September 27-29, 2009, would instead be preferred in 2010.
Mobile toilets for 2010 Expo 21 Aug 2009
To cope with the demand for toilet facilities during the 2010 World Expo, the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau will set up 49 sets of mibile toilets.
World Plumbing Council to prosper with Prospal 13 Jul 2009
The American Society of Sanitary Engineering recently announced that International President Richard J. Prospal has been elected to the World Plumbing Council’s Executive Board for the term ending September 2011.
Water saving initiatives require more public knowledge 28 May 2009
A recent article which ran in Plumbing Connection magazine looked at water saving subsidies, the uptake of these subsidies and why so many people are yet to acknowledge the need to change their lifestyles to conserve water.
The fate of electric hot water heaters 28 May 2009
Rheem’s Corporate Affairs manager representing AUSWHIP, Gareth Jennings is trying to get governments take a more measured approach to legislation with regard to energy usage of hot water heaters.
Australian Standards come of age 28 May 2009
The cream of Australia’s plumbing industry descended upon the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney for the 2009 Plumbing Supply Forum.
Lifecycle analysis 28 May 2009
The term greenwash is now an integral part of the global vernacular. As 'green' products proliferate, it is important that the claims made are backed up by solid foundations and truth.
The dry drain argument 28 May 2009
Plumbing Standards general manager for SA Water Jeff Clark repackaged his ISH presentation for the Plumbing Supply Forum 2009 and commented on the effect of WCs on drainline performance, the importance of correct junctions and testing waterless urinals.
How the GFC affects the housing industry 28 May 2009
The Plumbing Supply Forum 2009 provided an excellent opportunity for the whole of industry to come together to discuss all matters affecting the plumbing and construction industries.
Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) 28 May 2009
The most controversial topic of the Plumbing Supply Forum 2009, held at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia was the WELS Scheme and whether it is meeting industry expectations.
Effects of lead reduction 28 May 2009
Proposition 65 is a piece of legislation enacted in California in March 2000 that requires manufacturers to supply warnings of lead readings in their products.
WPC meets in Frankfurt 14 May 2009
Representatives from nine countries attended a meeting in March of the World Plumbing Council, held in association with the ISH trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.
World Plumbing Conference 2011 04 May 2009
Planning is under way for the 9th World Plumbing Conference which will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland from 7-11 September 2011.
ISH: Fifty years on 25 Mar 2009
It’s the grand dame of plumbing exhibitions and despite tough global economic times, the 2009 ISH (International Sanitation & Heating/Air-Conditioning) Exhibition held in Frankfurt, Germany in March put on a strong showing.
Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2009 10 Mar 2009
Professor Gatze Lettinga from The Netherlands was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2009 for his environmentally sustainable solution for the treatment of recycled water using anaerobic technology.
International Emerging Technology Symposium 16 Feb 2009
Organised jointly by the World Plumbing Council and WPC member organisation IAPMO, the International Emerging Technology Symposium was held in Chicago, USA in August 2008. The two-day event sought to highlight the world’s dwindling resources, the potential for a global water shortage and what can be done to tackle these issues.
WPC to support dry drains forum 16 Feb 2009
The World Plumbing Council has agreed to co-brand a seminar focusing on the issues of drain line performance which are being experienced in many parts of the world.