Worth Noting - June 2013

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PEOPLE/AWARDS

The City of Martinsville (Ind.) received a $27,000 planning grant, awarded by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, to fund a stormwater planning study through the state’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

The City of Rome (N.Y.) received an Environmental Excellence Award from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for its Canopy Restoration Project, an innovative approach to stormwater management. The project uses urban forestry to reuse vacant building space, increase property value, reduce runoff, and reinvest in the city’s urban core.

The Water Replenishment District of Southern California received an Operating Budget Excellence Award for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers.

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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

American Society of Civil Engineers

The ASCE has these courses:

  • June 6-7 – Financial Management for the Professional Engineer, Dallas
  • June 20 – Integrating Stormwater Harvesting into Low-Impact Development, online
  • July 11-12 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, San Diego
  • July 11 – Preparing and Implementing Construction Site Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, online
  • July 16 – Sustainable Stormwater Hydrology: Concepts to Reduce Hydrologic Footprint, online
  • July 25-26 – Storm-Sewer System Design Using SWMM, Baltimore

Visit www.asce.org.

American Water Works Association

The AWWA has a Dam Safety 2013 seminar Sept. 8-12 in Providence, R.I. Visit www.awwa.org.

Water Environment Federation

The WEF has a Collection Systems: Optimize System Operations webcast on June 19. Visit www.wef.org.

Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development has a Using WinSLAMM v. 10: Meeting Urban Stormwater Goals P010 seminar on Oct. 14-15 in Madison. Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

CALENDAR

June 9-12
Water Environment Federation Collection Systems 2013: Gold Nuggets of Knowledge, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, Calif. Call 703/684-2441 or visit www.wef.org.

June 9-13
American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE 13), Denver. Visit www.awwa.org.

June 11-13
University Council on Water Resources Conference, Lake Tahoe, Calif. Call 618/536-7571 or visit http://ucowr.org.

June 12
American Public Works Association-Washington State Chapter Northwest FOG Forum, Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Tacoma, Wash. Visit www.apwa-wa.org/chapter.

July 21-24
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Kansas City, Mo. Visit www.asabe.org.

Aug. 18-22
StormCon: North American Surface Water Quality Conference and Exposition, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Visit www.stormcon.com.

Aug. 25-28
American Public Works Association International Public Works Congress & Exposition, McCormick Place, Chicago. Call 816/595-5241 or visit www.apwa.net.



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