Worth Noting - December 2011

Awards; Learning Opportunities; Calendar

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The California Stormwater Quality Association announced these award recipients:

• City of Malibu, Outstanding Stormwater Best Management Practice Implementation – Comprehensive Regional Project Award

• City of Hermosa Beach, Outstanding Stormwater Best Management Practice Implementation – Targeted Local Project Award

• City of Sunnyvale, Outstanding Stormwater News, Information, Outreach and Media Award

• City of Santa Barbara, Outstanding Stormwater Research Project Award

• City of Oxnard, Outstanding Stormwater Best Management Practice Implementation Program Award


Learning Opportunities


The American Public Works Association is offering the following Audio/Web courses:

• Dec. 8 – Clients and Consultants: How to Work Together for the Best Possible Project

• Dec. 15 – Reality Check on Leadership: Systems Thinking for Leaders

• Jan. 17 – How the Effective Utility Management Tool Will Significantly Improve Your Public Works Department

• Jan. 19 – Self Assessment: A Checklist for Improvement

Visit www.apwa.net.



The American Society of Civil Engineers has these courses:

• Dec. 8-9 – Storm Sewer System Design Using SWMM, Nashville, Tenn.

• Dec. 13 – Facility Damage Assessments: Differences in Perceptions of Damage Severity, online

• Dec. 19 – Construction Stormwater BMPs, online

• Jan. 4-6 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, Las Vegas

• Jan. 19-20 – Stormwater Treatment Using Detention Ponds and Commercial Devices, Austin, Texas

• Jan. 24 – Sustainable Stormwater Hydrology: Concepts to Reduce Hydrologic Footprint, online

Visit www.asce.org.



The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a Water System Operations Basics course in Plover Dec. 12-15. Visit www.dnr.state.wi.us.

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

• Dec. 5-6 – Municipal Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Engineers, Las Vegas

• Dec. 7-8 – Improving Public Works Construction Inspection Skills, Las Vegas

• Jan. 11-13 – Improving Public Works Construction Inspection Skills, Las Vegas

Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.



Dec. 7-9

Florida Stormwater Association Winter Conference, Hyatt Regency Tampa, Tampa, Fla. Call 888/221-3124 or visit www.florida-stormwater.org.


Jan. 30-Feb. 2

American Water Works Association/Water Environment Federation Utility Management Conference, Hyatt Regency Miami, Fla. Call 703/684-2441 or visit www.wef.org.


Feb. 27-March 1

Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. Call 866/933-2653 or visit www.pumpershow.com.


March 12-16

National Utility Contractors Association Annual Convention, Fort Worth, Texas. Call 703/358-9300 or visit www.nuca.com.


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