Worth Noting - December 2013

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West Virginia University’s Environmental Health and Safety Department received an Environmental Excellence Award in the municipal stormwater category from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.

Breedlove Land Planning Inc. and Athens resident Evelyn Wenks received Stormwater Steward Awards from Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) Stormwater Management. The annual awards are presented to an organization, business, individual or community group that has worked to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff on the health of area waters through a specific project, practice or event.

Bridgestone America’s Akron Technical Center received the Ohio Stormwater Association Award, which recognizes “outstanding individuals, programs and projects in the profession of stormwater management, and the benefits they provide to the environment and local citizens.”

The American Water Resources Association announced that the following officers were elected for 2014. Their terms begin Jan. 1, 2014:

  • C. Mark Dunning, president
  • John C. Tracy, president-elect
  • Brenda O. Bateman, director
  • L. Donald Duke, director
  • David R. Watt, secretary-treasurer
  • Rafael E. Frias III, director
  • Noel Gollehon, director
  • John R. Wells, director

MSW welcomes your contribution to this listing. Please send notices of new hires, promotions, service milestones, certifications or achievements to editor@mswmag.com.

Learning Opportunities

American Society of Civil Engineers

The ASCE has these courses:

  • Dec. 12-13 – Stormwater Treatment Using Detention Ponds and Commercial Devices, Portland, Ore.
  • Jan. 7-8 – Construction Plans, Specifications and Ethics for Civil Engineers, Las Vegas
  • Jan. 23-24 – Leadership Development for the Engineer, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Jan. 23-24 – Financial Management for the Professional Engineer, Alexandria, Va.
  • Jan. 24 – Stormwater Constructed Wetland Design, online
  • Feb. 6 – Integrating Stormwater Harvesting into Low Impact Development, online
  • Feb. 6-7 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Feb. 11 – The First Three Rules of Construction: Document, Document, Document, online
  • Feb. 12 – Curve Number and Vegetative Techniques to Manage Stormwater Runoff Sustainably, online
  • Feb. 21 – Preparing and Implementing Construction Site Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, online
  • Feb. 27 – Cold-Weather Stormwater BMPs That Work, online
  • March 3 – Sustainable Stormwater Hydrology: Concepts to Reduce Hydrologic Footprint, online
  • March 14-15 – Stormwater BMPs That Work: Effective Analysis, Design and Maintenance, Cambridge, Mass.
  • March 26 – Stormwater BMPs: What Works, What Doesn’t and What About Maintenance, online

Visit www.asce.org.

American Public Works Association

The APWA has a How To Get Buy-In For Asset Management Programs audio/webcast seminar on Dec. 12. Visit www.apwa.net.


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

  • April 3-4 – Using WinSLAMM v.10.0.1: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals
  • May 28-30 – Unsteady Flow Modeling Using HEC-RAS
  • June 5-6 – Advance Modeling Using HEC-RAS

Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering the following courses:

  • Dec. 17 – Permit-Required Confined Space Entry, West Salem
  • May 6 – Pumps and Motors, Madison

Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.


Dec. 4-6
Florida Stormwater Association Winter Conference, Royal Plaza Resort, Orlando, Fla. Visit www.florida-stormwater.org.

Dec. 9-11
National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif. Visit www.nafsma.org.

Feb. 24-27
Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. Call 866/933-2653 or visit www.pumpershow.com.

Feb. 25-28
Water Environment Federation Utility Management Conference, Hyatt Regency, Savannah, Ga. Visit www.wef.org.

March 1-3
National Utility Contractors Association National Convention, Rio Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev. Visit www.nuca.com.

May 4-7
American Public Works Association 2014 North American Snow Conference, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit www.apwa.net/snow.

July 13-16
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Visit www.asabe.org.


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