Worth Noting - September 2012

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The City of Alpharetta received the Stormwater Program of the Year Award from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. Alpharetta was evaluated on pollution-prevention efforts, construction-site plan review and inspection program, public outreach and education, and city-funded stormwater projects.

Alfie Vick, a University of Georgia College of Environment and Design associate professor, received the Team Water Award from the Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Division.

Great River Greening and the South Washington Watershed District received an Innovative Stormwater Management Practices Award from the City of Woodbury (Minn.) during its Environmental Excellence Awards program.

Bob and Catherine Glunz received an Innovative Stormwater Management Practices Award from the City of Woodbury (Minn.) during its Environmental Excellence Awards program.

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and the Stormwater Quality Division received the Patriot Award from the Department of Defense for extraordinary support of employees serving in the Oklahoma National Guard and Reserve.

The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) awarded the Jeffrey D. Ralston Scholarship to Smith Farley Rangel Sanabria and Kenneth Ryan McLarrin.

The American Public Works Association announced that the following people earned the Certified Stormwater Manager credential:

• Kirk Christensen, Whatcom County, Bellingham, Wash.

• Thomas Horstman, Town of Cary, N.C.

• Jesse Leckband, City of Des Moines, Iowa

• Nicholas David Pezzello, City of Roswell, Ga.

• Paul Webster, Village of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

• William Appleton, City of Federal Way, Wash.

• Shannon Dupont, City of Baton Rouge, La.

• Stephen Hitch, City of Redmond, Wash.

• Hernan Lugo, City of Alton, Texas

• Larry Morse, City of Redmond, Ore.

• Russ Paul, City of Pleasant Hill, Iowa

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American Society of Civil Engineers

The ASCE has these courses:

• Sept. 27-28 – Stormwater Treatment Using Detention Ponds and Commercial Devices, Chicago

• Nov. 8-9 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, Pittsburgh

• Nov. 15-16 – Stormwater Treatment Using Detention Ponds and Commercial Devices, Charlotte, N.C.

Visit www.asce.org.

American Water Works Association

The AWWA has these courses:

• Sept. 9-12 – Distribution Systems Symposium, St. Louis

• Sept. 9-12 – Emergency Preparedness, St. Louis

• Sept. 19-21 – Financial Management: Cost of Service Rate-Making Seminar, Orlando, Fla.

Visit www.awwa.org.

The AWWA has published new editions of manuals covering computer modeling of distribution systems (M32) and butterfly valves (M49). The third edition of Computer Modeling of Water Distribution Systems provides guidance on creating and using accurate computer models of water distribution systems. It was written by AWWA's Engineering Modeling and Applications Committee. The second edition of Butterfly Valves: Torque, Head Loss and Cavitation Analysis covers recommended practices, calculations and data for correctly sizing and using butterfly valves in water systems.


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has these courses:

• Sept. 13 – Utility Management Training, Dodgeville

• Oct. 16 – Excavation "Competent Person" Safety, Madison

• Oct. 18 – Utility Management Training, Lake Hallie

• Nov. 6 – Personal Protective Equipment, Baraboo

• Dec. 4 – Permit-Required Confined-Space Entry, Plover

Visit www.dnr.wi.gov.

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

• Oct. 8-9 – Advanced Modeling Using HEC-RAS N417, Madison

• Oct. 10-12 – Unsteady Flow Modeling Using HEC-RAS N418, Madison

Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.


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