People/Awards; Learning Opportunities; Calendar


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $150,000 grants to five cities for technical assistance to develop long-term plans for stormwater management. Those cities include Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Chester, Pennsylvania; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Rochester, New Hampshire; and Burlington, Iowa.

The Northwest Regional Planning Commission in Vermont received a $25,000 grant from the U.S. EPA for its Stormwater Education for Watershed Resiliency project. The grant is part of the 2016 Healthy Communities Grant Program. The project seeks to design and conduct an education and outreach campaign geared to address water quality and climate resilience concerns in rural areas resulting from stormwater, erosion, flow redirection and pollutants.

Trish Ouei received the 2016 Ginger Tatom Award from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. Ouei is a Benton County Extension Service urban stormwater educator for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

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The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering Professional Development is offering Using WinSLAMM v.10.2: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals on April 20-21 in Madison. Visit


Feb. 7-10 The Utility Management 2017 Conference, presented by the Water Environment Federation and the American Water Works Association, Tampa Marriott Waterside, Tampa, Florida. Visit

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March 4-6 National Utility Contractors Association 2017 Convention, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas. Visit

April 23-26 American Public Works Association 2017 North American Snow Conference, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, Iowa. Visit

April 30-May 3 American Water Resources Association 2017 Spring Specialty Conference, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah. Visit

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June 11-14 American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exposition, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. Visit

June 25-28 American Water Resources Association 2017 Summer Conference: Climate Change Solutions, Sheraton Tysons Hotel, Tysons, Virginia. Visit

June 26-29 National Association of Flood and Stormwater Agencies Annual Meeting, Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, South Carolina. Visit

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July 16-19 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 2017 Annual International Meeting, Spokane, Washington. Visit

Aug. 27-30 American Public Works Association PWX (Public Works Expo), Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Visit

Aug. 27-31 StormCon: North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Exposition,Meydenbauer Center, Seattle. Visit

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Sept. 18-20 National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference, Reno, Nevada. Visit

Oct. 8-11 American Society of Civil Engineers 2017 Convention, New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans. Call 800/548-2723 or visit

Nov. 5-9 American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Red Lion on the River-Jantzen Beach Hotel, Portland, Oregon. Visit

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