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Newsletter #99 for October 16, 2012

Weekly Reading for October 16, 2012

Each week we share a collection of our favorite links we know you'll love too!

Reciprocity – It’s Not As Easy As You Might Think! - The Kentucky OpCert program explains details of these sometimes-tricky certification scenarios that cross jurisdictional lines.
Should I replace my GPS with my cell phone? - Essay illustrates why phone-based positioning systems are not yet ready to replace the handheld GPS in nature resource contexts.
Photo Slideshow: Above the Colorado River - Photos illustrate how drought has impacted this important water supply in the western US.
Water is Big Business for Small Business - Interesting article on how infrastructure improvements help the local economy and support small businesses.
How to get "stuff" done - These recent PowerPoint slides from a utility's general manager are GREAT for communicating with boards and other decision makers. (Warning, the files are large!)

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Video of the Week

In each week's newsletter, we highlight an excellent video worth watching. That video is also featured on our home page during the week. Visit our archive for past features.

In this video from the National Ground Water Association, specific strategies for protecting your drinking water supply are explained.

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Ground Water Protection

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