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Water Associations and Foundations from Around the World


There’s a vast collection of water-related resources available online. It seems like whatever aspect of the water sector you can imagine, there is an organization devoted to its study. Here at LuminUltra, we provide microbiological management solutions for water systems but we like to keep an eye on what’s happening across the water industry. Recently in this blog, we talked about some emerging technologies that we thought were particularly noteworthy. Here’s a short list of organizations dedicated to the important work of studying, protecting and conserving water resources.

  1. Great Lakes Commission (GLC) – The Great Lakes contain one-fifth of the world’s fresh surface water supply. From that supply, 48 million people in the U.S. and Canada draw their drinking water. Now more than 50 years old, the GLC works to ensure the lakes are used in a sustainable and balanced way.
  2. Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) – SIWI’s mandate is to protect world water resources through the creation of effective water management policy and responsible governance. The agency also hosts World Water Week, an annual gathering of water industry decision makers and innovators.
  3. Water Research Foundation – The foundation funds water research projects related to public health and the environment. It counts almost 1000 water utilities from around the world as subscribers.
  4. United Nations International Hydrological Program (IHP) – Since 1975, the IHP has been promoting research in the areas of watershed and aquifer management. From the program’s website, “Since its inception in 1975, IHP has evolved from an internationally coordinated hydrological research programme into an encompassing, holistic programme to facilitate education and capacity building, and enhance water resources management and governance.”
  5. Water Environment Federation (WEF) – WEF is a non-profit, international association that represents 34,000 water quality professionals. The organization’s mandate is to provide education and support for its members, foster water sector innovation and raise public awareness of water issues.
  6. International Water Association (IWA) – The IWA works on numerous fronts to advance the fields of water and wastewater management. It facilitates research projects, advocates for the implementation of responsible government management practices and supports the activities of its membership. Water industry professionals from 130 countries can be counted as IWA members.

Like these groups, we’ve long been dedicated to protecting water resources. For 15 years, the LuminUltra team has been creating user-friendly microbiological control solutions for use across water-related industries. We were the first company in the world to design and market an Adenosine Triphosphate ATP-based test kit for biological wastewater treatment application. We have since expanded our product line to accurately measure for any type of water, organic fluid or chemical product. Today, we are a global provider of biotechnology and information technology solutions to a wide range of industries including the municipal, manufacturing and energy sectors.


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Founded in 1995, LuminUltra is a molecular biology diagnostic testing company headquartered in Canada with operations in 6 countries. It is widely recognized globally as a leader in developing tests and reagents for environmental, industrial, and diagnostic monitoring applications and was a key supplier of COVID-19 diagnostic testing reagents to the Government of Canada.

Dozens of Fortune 500 customers across more than 80 countries trust LuminUltra’s technology, production reliability and history of customer service excellence to deliver their essential services in a safe state.

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