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A Message from the IUVA President

Spring 2018

Jim Bolton – a name that will always be synonymous with the International Ultraviolet Association and an individual that has showed consistent passion and drive for the development of UV technology. Because of his work and dedication to the IUVA, I am pleased to announce that the IUVA Board unanimously approved the Best Student Paper Award will be named in his honor going forward. Thank you, Jim!


I feel invigorated coming off the America’s Conference in Redondo Beach, California, in February. Attendance was up more than 10% from last year’s event, and the strong program reflected both new and familiar themes. From consensus building on regulatory issues for Ballast Water and Drinking Water Systems to starting the process for new applications in the prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) and the use of UV-C LED technology, the need is tangible, and our organization is making a difference.


This is a member-driven organization, so I encourage everyone to contribute to the discussion. The 20th anniversary World Congress, to be held in Sydney, Australia, in early 2019 will come quickly; I encourage all to consider submitting abstracts proposals for topics of discussion, offering sponsorships and exhibiting new products.


Coming up quickly is the UV LED specialty conference in Berlin, Germany. This will be the most comprehensive global gathering of technical know-how this exciting new area of technology ever held. Even if you are not directly involved in LED work, I think this issue of IUVA News will provide some insight into how this might shape our industry in the future and where limitations will apply.


Again, I would encourage everyone to seek opportunities to participate in our various committees, councils and working groups to carry progress forwards. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me directly with any questions or concerns at oliver.lawal@aquisense.com or 859.869.4700.


Oliver Lawal, IUVA President

President/CEO, AquiSense Technologies

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