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This topic looks at areas in the water industry that are not as clearly defined or are new, innovative consumer and industry uses or interests. For example, understanding the link between climate change and levels of water availability is still being calculated, standards on how to accurately assess and calculate the relationship between consumption and water use (the Water Footprint). In addition, understanding the importance of sensory evaluation of water and water related beverages, and how to develop standards to make the connection between energy exploration and its impact on the water quality and geography of a region.
New Standards

F1296-08(2015) Standard Guide for Evaluating Chemical Protective Clothing

F2961-15 Standard Test Method for Characterizing Gripping Performance of Gloves Using a Torque Meter

E253-15 Standard Terminology Relating to Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products

D1890-15 Standard Test Method for Beta Particle Radioactivity of Water 

D3865-09(2015) Standard Test Method for Plutonium in Water

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Work Items

WK49461 Standard Test Methods for Polyurethane Raw Materials: Determination of Acid and Alkalinity Numbers of Polyols

WK45561 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Liquids

WK49370 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Scald-Preventing Devices and Systems in Bathing Areas

WK49371 Consumer Safety Specification for Thermal-Shock-Preventing Devices and Systems in Showering Areas

WK49372 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Grab Bars and Accessories Installed in the Bathing Area

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Publications

MNL49-2ND User's Guide to ASTM Specification C94/C94M on Ready-Mixed Concrete: 2nd Edition

MNL49DCOMBO User's Guide to ASTM Specification C94/C94M on Ready-Mixed Concrete: 2nd Edition + ASTM Standards for Ready-Mixed Concrete: 5th Edition

MNL49PCOMBO User's Guide to ASTM Specification C94/C94M on Ready-Mixed Concrete: 2nd Edition + ASTM Standards for Ready-Mixed Concrete: 5th Edition

STP1570 Continuous Soil Gas Measurements: Worst Case Risk Parameters

STP1568 Mechanical Properties of Frozen Soils

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