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February 2008, Vol. 20, No.2

Featured Articles

A Winning Combination


North Carolina’s coastal region is among the most biologically productive and environmentally sensitive areas of the state and the nation. However, North Carolina’s coastal counties are experiencing some of the fastest population growth in the southeastern United States. The resulting, often-conflicting needs of the expanding human population place undue pressure on these crucial estuarine resources and threaten the very features that make the area so economically desirable.



Learning From Afar


In recent years, distance education has expanded beyond traditional written correspondence courses to include audio tapes, video tapes, DVDs, audio and video conferencing, computer-based training, webcasts, asynchronous online courses, and combinations of these formats.

To gain the perspectives of state, provincial, and other regulatory programs, an open-ended survey was developed and e-mailed to each water or wastewater certification
 program contact in the Association of Boards of Certification 2006 Directory. The brief survey consisted of 10 questions about the traditional correspondence courses and online distance education for initial operator training, as well as continuing education for license renewal.



Biofuels Balancing Act


How much water does it take to grow a liter of ethanol? According to a report released by the Water Science and Technology Board of the U.S. National Research Council “there are likely to be significant regional and local impacts where water resources are already stressed.” While they require more research, some emerging biofuels are expected to be less water- and nutrient-intensive than those currently being grown

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Coming in the next issue:

One Mile Under.

Los Angeles breaks new ground with deep-well biosolids injection project>

Green Incinerators.

New approaches to solids processing.

Talk to Me.

Realizing the pitfalls of operating “out of sight, out of mind,” New York utility raises its profile through a comprehensive public communications program.

No Space? No Problem!

Florida plant expands its capacity while maintaining its footprint.

Tertiary Troubleshooting.

Lessons learned from startup of the largest tertiary ballasted settling system in the United States.

Light Gets Heavy Testing.

When a new ultraviolet system failed to meet permit requirements, a Colorado utility began its own research project to ensure the replacement system would shine.