August 2012 Table of Contents

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Games helps kids learn how 'counties work' Games helps kids learn how 'counties work'

A video game educates and engages next-generation citizens. Read more

Juniper Systems Mesa Rugged Notepad Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Juniper Systems Mesa Rugged Notepad
Philips and Jordan general/specialty contractor Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Philips and Jordan general/specialty contractor
Storm Water Systems Inc. StormX Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Storm Water Systems Inc. StormX
Schwarze Industries A7000 sweeper Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Schwarze Industries A7000 sweeper
Beneficial Designs Inc. PROWAP system Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Beneficial Designs Inc. PROWAP system
Ennis-Flint TrafficScapes APWA Convention Exhibitors Ennis-Flint TrafficScapes
Legacy Building Solutions Tension-Fabric Buildings Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Legacy Building Solutions Tension-Fabric Buildings
Traffic Logix Rubber Speed Tables Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Traffic Logix Rubber Speed Tables
Structural Plastics Corp. Recycled Plastic Tree Grates Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Structural Plastics Corp. Recycled Plastic Tree Grates
Barrier Systems LLC SandMaster attachment Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Barrier Systems LLC SandMaster attachment
Morbark Beever M15R brush chipper APWA Convention Exhibitors Morbark Beever M15R brush chipper
Hino Trucks Class 5 COE trucks APWA Convention Exhibitors Hino Trucks Class 5 COE trucks
Liberty Tire Recycling Tire Rubber Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Liberty Tire Recycling Tire Rubber
Mohawk Resources Ltd. TL-7 lift Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Mohawk Resources Ltd. TL-7 lift
Britespan Building Systems Clear-Span Buildings Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Britespan Building Systems Clear-Span Buildings
Bergkamp Inc. InPave System Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Bergkamp Inc. InPave System
Aervoe Industries Inc. Safety Vests Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Aervoe Industries Inc. Safety Vests
Radarsign Radar Speed Signs Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Radarsign Radar Speed Signs
Tensar International Corp. TriAx geogrid APWA Convention Exhibitors Tensar International Corp. TriAx geogrid
Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Products from American Public Works Association's (APWA) 2012 International Public Works Congress & Exposition

Following are just some of the products and services that will be on display at the Anaheim Convention Center, Aug. 26 – 29. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Read more

Snap Tite/Isco Pipe Featuring: APWA Convention Exhibitors Snap Tite/Isco Pipe
Water Distribution ‘Just-in-time’ water delivery for farmland irrigation

A computerized distribution system lets farmers control from their computer, smartphone, or iPad how much water they use and when. Read more

How to prepare for the Olympics in your municipality Administration & Management How to prepare for the Olympics in your municipality

How the Canadian city of Vancouver prepared for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Read more

APWA Top 10 Leaders of 2012 predict industry trends APWA Top 10 Leaders of 2012 predict industry trends

American Public Works Association's top leaders of 2012 forecast the most important trend that will shape their profession during the next few years. Read more

Standardizing short-span steel bridge design Standardizing short-span steel bridge design

A Web-based tool provides national design standards for cost-effective, sustainable structures. Read more

Flatbed tie-down systems and regulations Flatbed tie-down systems and regulations

Protect your equipment, employees, and the public with best practices for securing cargo. Read more

Rules & Regulations EPA offers potential flexibility on sewer repair costs

The new U.S. EPA guidance designed to rationalize city and county public works expenditures on Clean Water Act compliance is meant for localities such as Peoria, Ill. The city is in the midst of negotiations with the EPA on a consent decree covering combi Read more

Coastal water quality remains stable

As the U.S. EPA updates 25-year-old recreational water safety standards, the Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) recent water quality analysis reveals that 2011 beach closings and advisories fell 3% from 2010, even though 2% more sites were monitor Read more

Are public-private partnerships the answer for stormwater?

Waste Management Inc. (WM) and AbTech Industries Inc. launched a model for assessing, designing, building, operating, maintaining, and — potentially — financing stormwater infrastructure. Read more

The misanthrope's guide to social media

Our new The Works column by Pam Broviak explains everything we need to know about public works in social media. Read more

Congressional transportation bill passes

The long-disputed federal transportation bill has finally been passed by both houses of Congress, after compromise from both sides of the aisle. Republicans dropped provisions that would have sped up approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and one that would have loosened restrictions on coal ash. Read more

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