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Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects (Indianapolis, Ind.) received an INASLA Merit Award for the Alcoa Stormwater Runoff Reduction Project.

Geosyntec’s Santa Susana Field Laboratory biofilter project received the 2013 Outstanding Stormwater BMP Implementation Award from the California Stormwater Quality Association.

The Minnesota Rural Water Association was named 2013 Association of the Year by the National Rural Water Association.

The Florida Rural Water Association received two awards from the National Rural Water Association – Outstanding Achievement in Legislative Initiatives, and Outstanding Achievement in Technical Assistance.

The City of Shoreview (Minn.) received a Blue Star Award for its stormwater management efforts.

The Hawaii Department of Health was awarded a $1.1 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to implement its Polluted Runoff Control Program and to support water quality improvement projects.

The Kentucky Rural Water Association earned the 2013 Outstanding Achievement in Member Services Award from the National Rural Water Association.

The Wisconsin Rural Water Association earned the 2013 Outstanding Achievement in Training Award from the National Rural Water Association.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Stormwater Management Education Team received the 2013 Outstanding Team Gold Award from the Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals for its stormwater management programming.

The Water Environment Federation announced the winners of the 2013 StormTV Project competition. The goal of the StormTV Project is to share creative ways of managing stormwater, improving water quality and informing the public about stormwater management. The winners include:

  • For-Profit Projects: LandStudies Inc., “Landis Home Restoration”
  • Nonprofit and Government Programs: Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, “Working for Clean Rivers: Portland’s CSO Program 1991-2001”
  • Public Education and Informational Pieces: Chesapeake Bay Program, “Chesapeake Unscripted: What Happens to Stormwater Runoff After It Rains?”
  • Stormwater Equipment: WesTech Engineering, Inc., “WWETCO Flexfilter: The Stormwater Solution”
  • Innovative Solutions Award: Washington Stormwater Center, “Innovative Stormwater BMP: The Grattix”

Learning Opportunities

American Society of Civil Engineers

The ASCE has these courses:

  • Jan. 7-8 – Construction Plans, Specifications and Ethics for Civil Engineers, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • 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.


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 has a Pumps and Motors seminar on May 6-8 in Madison. Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.


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.

May 12-14
American Water Resources Association 2014 Spring Specialty Conference, Snowbird Resort, Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit www.awra.org.

June 8-12
American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) 2014, Boston, Mass. Visit www.awwa.org.

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

Aug. 3-7
StormCon, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Ore. Visit www.stormcon.com.


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