Worth Noting - September 2011

People/Awards; Learning Opportunities; Calendar

Sen. James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma received the Citation for Exemplary Service to Public Works Award from the American Public Works Association.

The Chittenden County Regional Stormwater Education Program (Vermont) received the Green Mountain Water Environment Association Stormwater Award for outstanding performance in stormwater education and its contribution to the stormwater field.

StormwateRx, a provider of industrial stormwater treatment and filtration systems, won the Green Enterprise and Technology Award from the Association of Washington Business.

Alison Bick (Short Hill, N.J.) was named the U.S. winner of the Water Environment Federation Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative announced the following award recipients at its annual meeting:

• City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Leadership Award

• City of Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Innovation Award

• City of Montreal, Progress Award

• City of Sheboygan, Wis., Wege Small Cities Sustainability Best Practices Award

The Water Environment Federation will honor the first 17 recipients of the WEF Fellow Recognition Program during WEFTEC Oct. 15-19 in Los Angeles. The program honors the professional achievements, stature and contributions of WEF members in various water fields. Fellow recipients will be permitted to use the WEF Fellow designation after their names in a professional capacity. The 2011 recipients are:

• Pedro Alvarez, Rice University, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Houston, Texas

• Walter Bailey, DC Water & Sewer Authority, Washington, D.C.

• James L. Barnard, Black & Veatch, Leawood, Kan.

• Paul L. Bishop, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va.

• Pen-Chi Chiang, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan

• Stephan D. Frank, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, Denver, Colo.

• Paul L. Freedman, Limno Tech, Ann Arbor, Mich.

• Thomas E. Kunetz, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Ill.

• Eric R. Lecuyer, Central States WEA, Crystal Lake, Ill.

• Bruce E. Logan, Penn State University, University Park, Pa.

• Nancy G. Love, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

• Tim Madhanagopal, Orange County Utilities, South Water Reclamation Facility, Orlando, Fla.

• John T. Morris, Morris Water Resources Consultants, San Marino, Calif.

• John T. Novak, Virginia Poly Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Va.

• Krishna R. Pagilla, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

• James Tony Parrott, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio

• Spyros Pavlostathis, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Orange Water and Sewer Authority’s Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant in North Carolina received the Phase IV Excellence In Water Treatment Award from the Partnership for Safe Water.

Brad Davenport received the 2011 Storm Drain Reveal People’s Choice Award from the James River Basin Partnership and the City of Springfield (Mo.) Public Works Storm Water Services Division for his storm drain mural titled “Down to the River.”

The American Public Works Association announced its Public Works Leaders for 2011:

• Carl R. Dawson, Director of Public Works, City of Raleigh, N.C.

• Mike Eastling, Director of Public Works, City of Richfield, Minn.

• Julia Hunt, Director of Water Utilities, City of Arlington, Texas

• John P. Lawlor Jr., Public Works Director, City of Waterbury, Conn.

• Mark V. Massaro, Director of Public Works, Orange County Government, Orlando, Fla.

• Gary M. Scheipeter, Public Works Superintendent, City of Clayton, Mo.

• Teresa Scott, Public Works Director, City of Gainesville, Fla.

• Jeffrey M. Smith, City Engineer, City of Peoria, Ill.

• Christine Walsh, Director of Operations, City of Beloit, Wis.


Learning Opportunities


The American Society of Civil Engineers has these courses:

• Sept. 6 – Retaining and Recruiting A Personnel, webinar

• Sept. 7 – Introduction to Green Design, webinar

• Sept. 13 – Release the Leader Within You and Others: The Seven Qualities of Effective Leaders, webinar

• Sept. 22 – Sustainable Sites Stormwater Design and Water Efficiency Points for LEED Projects, webinar

• Sept. 29-30 – Stormwater BMPs That Work: Effective Analysis, Design and Maintenance, Philadelphia

Visit www.asce.org.



The American Public Works Association has a Selection Success audio/Web broadcast Sept. 27. Visit www.apwa.net.



The American Water Works Association has a Financial Management: Cost of Service Rate-Making seminar in Las Vegas Sept. 21-23. Visit www.awwa.org.



The Florida Stormwater Association has a New Directions in Stormwater Permits and Programs seminar Sept. 9 in Orlando. Visit www.florida-stormwater.org.



The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

• Sept. 7 – Cross Connection Control, Spooner

• Sept. 20 – Cross Connection Control, Waunakee

• Sept. 27-28 – Water System Operation Basics, Mt. Horeb

• Oct. 11-12 – Water System Operation Basics, Mt. Horeb

• Oct. 12-15 – Water System Operation Basics, Plover

Visit www.dnr.state.wi.us.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering these courses in Madison:

• Sept. 12-13 – Advanced Steady Flow Modeling Using HEC-RAS M714

• Sept. 14-16 – Modeling Unsteady Flow Using HEC-RAS M715

• Oct. 3-4 – Essentials of Hydraulics for Civil Engineers and Designers

• Dec. 6-8 – Sewer and Collection System Engineering seminar

Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.



Sept. 11-14

American Water Works Association Distribution Systems Symposium and Exposition and Water Security Conference, Nashville, Tenn. Visit www.awwa.org.


Sept. 18-21

2011 American Public Works Association Congress: The Best Show in Public Works, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colo. Call 816/595-5241 or visit www.apwa.net.


Sept. 21-23

Wisconsin Water Association Annual Conference, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Visit www.wiawwa.org.


Sept. 27-29

American Water Works Association EnergySMART Conference, Seaport Hotel, Boston, Mass. Visit www.awwa.org.


Oct. 4-6

National Rural Water Association H2OXPO, Louisville, Ky. Visit www.nrwa.org.


Oct. 15-19

Water Environment Federation WEFTEC 2011, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles. Visit www.weftec.org.


Oct. 20-23

American Society of Civil Engineers Annual Civil Engineering Conference, Memphis, Tenn. Visit www.asce.org.


Oct. 23-25

American Water Works Association International Forum on Stormwater Management in Urban Areas, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Visit www.awwa.org.


Oct. 31-Nov. 3

National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, Fla. Visit www.nafsma.org.


Nov. 7-10

American Water Resources Association Annual Water Resources Conference, Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, N.M. Visit www.awra.org.


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