World Waterpark Association reaches out to Harvey victims following devastating hurricane | attractionsmanagement.com news
POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs . News . Features . Video . Products . Magazine . Handbook . Advertise . Contact us  
NEWS
World Waterpark Association reaches out to Harvey victims following devastating hurricane
POSTED 01 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
The World Waterpark Association (WWA) has pledged its support to members affected by Hurricane Harvey, which has caused swathes of devastation across Texas, with unprecedented and catastrophic flooding occurring in the region.

The storm – which battered the state over the course of the last week – was the strongest to hit Texas since 1961. Harvey is so far responsible for at least 44 deaths. Floodwaters are finally starting to recede, but hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes.

“While we've heard from a number of members that their parks were damaged but not heavily, we know that thousands of people who work at waterparks and aquatics centers, large and small, throughout Houston and the southeast region of Texas have sustained catastrophic damage to their homes and transportation, and many have likely lost everything,” said a statement from the WWA.

“We are doing what we can to reach out to affected members to see how the WWA and our membership at large can be of service as efforts move from life preservation to recovery and rebuilding.”

The organisation also said that it would continue to provide updates on its members, as well as ways people can help friends and colleagues in affected areas. It also called on affected members to contact the WWA to provide an update on how they, their team members and their park are doing.
RELATED STORIES
Dallas Zoo offers free visits to Harvey evacuees


Dallas Zoo has reached out to those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey, welcoming more than 700 evacuees in the wake of the flooding and destruction, offering free entry for anyone impacted by the devastating cyclone.
Record-breaking Massiv watercoaster named winner of WWA's Leading Edge award


Schlitterbahn Galveston Island’s record-breaking Massiv watercoaster has been named winner of this year’s Leading Edge award at the World Waterpark Association’s (WWA) annual symposium and trade show.
Delegates descend on New Orleans for annual WWA show


Delegates from more than 30 countries and five continents are about to descend on New Orleans for the World Waterpark Association’s annual symposium and trade show – the world’s largest gathering of water leisure professionals and development experts.
World Waterpark Association draws attendees from five continents to annual event


Delegates from 30 countries and five continents came together at the end of October for the World Waterpark Association’s annual symposium and trade show – the world’s largest gathering of water leisure professionals and development experts.
MORE NEWS
Government focuses on regional growth, with launch of £20m culture fund
Britain's minister for arts, Michael Ellis, has launched a £20m fund for culture, heritage and the creative industries to benefit towns and cities across England.
MuseumNext Europe 2018: Don't deflect responsibility on the issue of diversity
Diversity was among the topics up for discussion at this year's MuseumNext conference in London, with Shaz Hussain, assistant curator at the London Science Museum, telling delegates not "deflect responsibility" on the issue.
National Geographic uses augmented reality to create world's first open-air planetarium in Canada
National Geographic has teamed up with augmented reality provider Aryzon to create the world's first open air planetarium, using AR to project images into the night sky for a unique stargazing experience.
Comcast bid rejected as Fox agrees new merger deal with Disney
The Disney/Fox merger is back on, after Fox accepted a larger Disney offer days after Comcast attempted to hijack the deal.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
Groups Sales and Marketing Executive
Royal Horticultural Society
Salary: Circa £25k depending on experience
Job location: Wisley, Woking, UK
Head of Commercial Operations
The Silverstone Experience
Salary: £50,000- 55,000 pro-rata per annum + benefits
Job location: Northamptonshire, UK
Chief Operating Officer
Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd
Salary: £60,000
Job location: Weybridge, Surrey, UK
Commercial Leisure Manager - Coastal Attractions
Denbighshire County Council
Salary: £41,846 — £44,697 (plus up to £8,000 relocation allowance)
Job location: Rhyl, UK
Theming Production Manager
Merlin Entertainments Group
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Staffordshire, UK
Operations Compliance Manager
Chessington World of Adventures
Salary: £26,500 - £29,700
Job location: Chessington, UK
+ More jobs  

COMPANY PROFILE
Sysco Productions

AV design consultancy, AV experience delivery and integration, technical support, maintenance and [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

IAAPA ASIA 2018: WhiteWater signs exclusive distribution deal with Life Floor
WhiteWater has entered into a new partnership with flooring manufacturer, Life Floor. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Clip 'n Climb - The innovative fun climbing concept
With over 30 climbing challenges, Clip ‘n Climb offers an entertaining and fun activity for the entire family! Find out more...
More videos:
Red Raion - VR/5D Films Showreel 2016 – Red Raion
ParadropVR by Frontgrid – Frontgrid
The Son Of Bigfoot 4D Trailer – nWave Pictures
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
ATTRACTIONS DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
ATTRACTIONS DIARY

02 Jul 2018

London Venues Summit

Hilton London Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom
06-08 Jul 2018

International Game and Amusement Fair (GAF)

Wuhan International Expo Center , Wuhan, China
+ More diary  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2018 issue 2


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2017 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2017 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

13 Jun 2018 issue 106


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2018


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018
Jobs . News . Products . Magazine
NEWS
World Waterpark Association reaches out to Harvey victims following devastating hurricane
POSTED 01 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
The World Waterpark Association (WWA) has pledged its support to members affected by Hurricane Harvey, which has caused swathes of devastation across Texas, with unprecedented and catastrophic flooding occurring in the region.

The storm – which battered the state over the course of the last week – was the strongest to hit Texas since 1961. Harvey is so far responsible for at least 44 deaths. Floodwaters are finally starting to recede, but hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes.

“While we've heard from a number of members that their parks were damaged but not heavily, we know that thousands of people who work at waterparks and aquatics centers, large and small, throughout Houston and the southeast region of Texas have sustained catastrophic damage to their homes and transportation, and many have likely lost everything,” said a statement from the WWA.

“We are doing what we can to reach out to affected members to see how the WWA and our membership at large can be of service as efforts move from life preservation to recovery and rebuilding.”

The organisation also said that it would continue to provide updates on its members, as well as ways people can help friends and colleagues in affected areas. It also called on affected members to contact the WWA to provide an update on how they, their team members and their park are doing.
RELATED STORIES
Dallas Zoo offers free visits to Harvey evacuees


Dallas Zoo has reached out to those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey, welcoming more than 700 evacuees in the wake of the flooding and destruction, offering free entry for anyone impacted by the devastating cyclone.
Record-breaking Massiv watercoaster named winner of WWA's Leading Edge award


Schlitterbahn Galveston Island’s record-breaking Massiv watercoaster has been named winner of this year’s Leading Edge award at the World Waterpark Association’s (WWA) annual symposium and trade show.
Delegates descend on New Orleans for annual WWA show


Delegates from more than 30 countries and five continents are about to descend on New Orleans for the World Waterpark Association’s annual symposium and trade show – the world’s largest gathering of water leisure professionals and development experts.
World Waterpark Association draws attendees from five continents to annual event


Delegates from 30 countries and five continents came together at the end of October for the World Waterpark Association’s annual symposium and trade show – the world’s largest gathering of water leisure professionals and development experts.
MORE NEWS
Government focuses on regional growth, with launch of £20m culture fund
Britain's minister for arts, Michael Ellis, has launched a £20m fund for culture, heritage and the creative industries to benefit towns and cities across England.
MuseumNext Europe 2018: Don't deflect responsibility on the issue of diversity
Diversity was among the topics up for discussion at this year's MuseumNext conference in London, with Shaz Hussain, assistant curator at the London Science Museum, telling delegates not "deflect responsibility" on the issue.
National Geographic uses augmented reality to create world's first open-air planetarium in Canada
National Geographic has teamed up with augmented reality provider Aryzon to create the world's first open air planetarium, using AR to project images into the night sky for a unique stargazing experience.
Comcast bid rejected as Fox agrees new merger deal with Disney
The Disney/Fox merger is back on, after Fox accepted a larger Disney offer days after Comcast attempted to hijack the deal.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
Groups Sales and Marketing Executive
Royal Horticultural Society
Salary: Circa £25k depending on experience
Job location: Wisley, Woking, UK
Head of Commercial Operations
The Silverstone Experience
Salary: £50,000- 55,000 pro-rata per annum + benefits
Job location: Northamptonshire, UK
Chief Operating Officer
Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd
Salary: £60,000
Job location: Weybridge, Surrey, UK
Commercial Leisure Manager - Coastal Attractions
Denbighshire County Council
Salary: £41,846 — £44,697 (plus up to £8,000 relocation allowance)
Job location: Rhyl, UK
Theming Production Manager
Merlin Entertainments Group
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Staffordshire, UK
Operations Compliance Manager
Chessington World of Adventures
Salary: £26,500 - £29,700
Job location: Chessington, UK
+ More jobs  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS