September 2012 Table of Contents

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Infrastructure interdependence Infrastructure interdependence

What makes the U.S. electricity, telecommunications, and water nexus so challenging. Read more

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Can your water or wastewater utility afford to go wireless? Can your water or wastewater utility afford to go wireless?

The pros and cons of public vs. private two-way radio communications. Read more

Environmental requirements for federal funding of interoperable communication networks Administration & Management Environmental requirements for federal funding of interoperable communication networks

Is applying for disaster-preparedness funding worth your time and effort? Read more

Free vs. paid maps for asset management Surveying & Mapping Free vs. paid maps for asset management

Why free may not necessarily be better for your operation. Read more

Repairing roads with precast concrete Repairing roads with precast concrete

This quick-turnaround pavement repair method appeals to DOTs. Read more

Dust: Regulators take aim at next pollutant target Dust: Regulators take aim at next pollutant target

How to prepare your operation for increasingly stringent wind and water erosion controls. Read more

Winter training schools for fleets, drivers Winter training schools for fleets, drivers

Winter training for drivers and mechanics. Read more

Concrete bridge conference comes to Nasville in September

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute offers educational and networking opportunities at the 58th Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference, Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, in Nashville, Tenn. Read more

Free online course — geosynthetics in highway pavements

Hanley Wood University offers “Specification Strategies for the Use of Geosynthetics in Highway Pavements,” which looks at two specification strategies: method and performance. It examines their basis, advantages, and their disadvantages Read more

Associations How to get approval, funding to attend WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's (WEF) Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference

If you're trying to get approval to attend WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's (WEF) Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference for water quality professionals, here are just a few details the federation suggests you provide to your employer: Read more

Composting program to raise $30k to support innovations, industry growth

The Composting Council Research & Education Foundation (CCREF) launched the Two Cents for Compost program, so named because they are asking compost producers to donate 2 cents for every ton of compost produced each quarter. Read more

New U.S. Census Bureau mobile app: America's Economy

The America's Economy app lets you take the pulse of the U.S. economy straight from your smartphone. Read more

Chicago rolls out grid garbage pickup

Chicago implemented a new grid garbage collection system to more than 72,000 households Read more

Simpson Strong-Tie launches structural engineering blog

Concrete repair product manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie's blog provides structural engineers with an online forum to connect with peers and share info that can be applied to current work. Read more

E-waste laws affect two-thirds of Americans

To encourage e-waste recycling, U.S. e-waste laws do one of two things: require manufacturers to provide recycling options or ban specific items from landfill disposal. Read more

Rules & Regulations EPA expands lethal chemical reporting requirements

Though emergency responders will have more information, some new data may complicate planning efforts. Read more

Why agriculture will continue getting a free pass vis-à-vis water quality. Why agriculture will continue getting a free pass vis-à-vis water quality.

With commodities prices double and even triple average due to drought-induced shortages, let's pick a long-overdue fight by pressuring the agricultural industry to share the pain of restoring the nation's waters. Read more

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