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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

E772-15 Standard Terminology of Solar Energy Conversion

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 

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Work Items

WK40316 Standard Guide for Exposing and Testing Plastics that Degrade in the Environment by a Combination of Oxidation and Biodegradation

WK30195 Particle analysis Applications in Pharmaceutical Processes including SUB-Visible particle analysis

WK49560 Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications

WK49562 Standard Practice for Enclosed Carbon-Arc Exposures of Plastics

WK49557 Standard Practice for Enclosed Carbon-Arc Exposures of Plastics

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Publications

SAMPCMP ASTM Standards Related to Environmental Sampling

SAMP14 ASTM Standards Related to Environmental Sampling: 5th Edition

SITEASSESS14 ASTM Standards on Environmental Site Assessment Process

SITEASSESSCMP ASTM Standards on Environmental Site Assessment Process

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

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