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January 2009: Volume 51, Number 1

January 2009
by Donald A. Mounce

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For previous articles in this category, click on a link below.
January 2009  January 2009
Putting first things first  August 2008
May 2008  May 2008
Closing thoughts and opening lines  February 2008
Happy New Year!  January 2008
Year-end musings  December 2007
Ranting and raving  November 2007
WC&P welcomes two new Technical Review Committee Members  October 2007
Can we come to terms? part 2  September 2007
WC&P Buyer's Guide  June 2007
Who makes the difference?  May 2007
Was it good for you?  April 2007
Part 2: Why you should attend WQA Aquatech USA in Orlando: Opportunities abound  March 2007
WQA Aquatech, USA  February 2007
New Year Thoughts  January 2007
Ethics & Proctive Practice  December 2006
Transportation Security Administration  November 2006
Potable Water  October 2006
Historical perspective of bottled water  September 2006
Long hot summer  August 2006
California softener ban proposed  July 2006
Blindsided  June 2006
Happy National Drinking Water Week!  May 2006
ViewPoint: Spring Thoughts  April 2006
Who establishes water quality regulations in the U.S.?  March 2006
Good news and bad news  February 2006
Happy New Year  January 2006
Visions of mistletoe...  December 2005
Rising to the occasion  November 2005
WQAs Mid-Year Conference  October 2005
Organic advances  September 2005
Summer wrap-up  August 2005
The season heats up  July 2005
Spring into summer  June 2005
WQA Aquatech 2005  May 2005
WQA Aquatech USA 2005  April 2005
Rain water  March 2005
Patricia Steiner  February 2005
Timeline redux  January 2005
PWQA  December 2004
Water Conditioning and Purification Industry  November 2004
Bottled water under assault  October 2004
Autumn Musings  September 2004
Welcome  August 2004
A Superhighway of Water -- Smooth driving or traffic jams for the industry  July 2004
New Adventures in Water Treatment  June 2004
Catchall -- Buyer’s Guide tips, career center, missing faces and WQA kudos  May 2004
Getting the Lead Out  April 2004
M&As & Culligan -- Waiting for the Next Big Deal!  March 2004
Where It`s at with the WQA  February 2004
Joining Hands for Sane DWTU Rules in the Great White North  January 2004
Orlando Bound for NGWA’s Ground Water Expo  December 2003
Tale of Two Coasts—Plight (or Promise) of the Regional Associations  November 2003
Triple Message in a Bottle -- Worldwide Food Expo, IBWA & WQA Mid-Year  October 2003
Developing and Industrial Nations Agree -- Clean Water is Better!  September 2003
ANSI/NSF or NSF/ANSI? Semantics Maybe, But Sometimes the Order Does Count  August 2003
Putting the IN in INFRASTRUCTURE!  July 2003
California Dreamin’ (or Is It a Nightmare?)  May 2003
Ooo, that Smell! Dealers Cringe at Broadcast’s Odor of Impropriety  April 2003
Of Website Updates, California, & State/Regional Chapter Support!  March 2003
2002—A Year of Challenges and Progress  February 2003
Water Economics 101, GE SmartWater, California and Quebec  January 2003
Betty Ford, Mysticism and Livin’ in the Old West  December 2002
Quebec Finally Splits from the Rest of Canada... on Certification  November 2002
Pentair buys Plymouth Products, USFilter sells waterworks division; and the 8×8-oz. rule under fire  October 2002
Waterborne Contaminants Around the World, Aquatech Amsterdam & 9/11 Revisited  September 2002
Back to School, Congratulations, On Being Right, and a Centennial of Sorts  August 2002
Reader service, breaking news, misguided media -- and Aqua Europa, again  July 2002
POU/POE for Small System Arsenic Compliance & Pool Water, THMs and Pregnancy  June 2002
What a Difference a Year Makes -- New Orleans, Indianapolis, Paris & Cuba  May 2002
European excursion into water market shows promise, some discord  April 2002
Return to Merger Mania, Economic Forecasting and Can`t Buy a Loan  March 2002
WQA President -- The Year in Review  February 2002
A new ‘Alliance for Progress’ -- Agua Latinoamérica  January 2002
New arsenic standard opens doors for POU/POE, again  December 2001
Make an enemy a friend with a clean glass of water  November 2001
America Under Attack -- Sept. 11  October 2001
What Now for WQA World Assembly Division?  September 2001
Perrier Restricts Ozone Use Awaiting Better Control Options  August 2001
Water Stores Wading in Potential Quagmire for Industry  July 2001
DC in Springtime, a True Purifier Standard & WWF Smackdown  June 2001
Arsenic -- Traces of Surprise  May 2001
Supporting Your State or Regional Association  April 2001
Another California Compromise, European Summits & Dealer Contracts  March 2001
A State, Regional & National Approach to Industry Fellowship  February 2001
The Impression That I Get and Virtual Awareness  January 2001