Worth Noting - June 2014

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The Southwestern NC Resource Conservation and Development Council was awarded $30,000 from the Pigeon River Fund of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to complete a stormwater assessment and retrofit plan for the Maggie Valley commercial area to improve the water quality of Campbell and Jonathan creeks.

Northbrook’s $5 million stormwater update was named a 2013 Project of the Year by the Suburban Branch of the American Public Works Association’s Chicago Metro Chapter.

The American Public Works Association announced that the following public works agencies received 2014 National Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Awards:

  • City of Bettendorf (Iowa) Public Works Department
  • City of Bloomington (Minn.) Department of Public Works
  • City of Council Bluffs (Iowa) Public Works Operations Department

The Lake County (Ill.) Stormwater Management Commission announced the recipients of its 2013 Annual Stormwater Awards. They include:

  • Community of the Year: Tower Lakes Improvement Association
  • Best Management Practice Project of the Year: Sheridan Road Crossing Wetland Detention Facility, City of North Chicago
  • Stormwater Manager of the Year: Dave Brown, village engineer, Village of Vernon Hills

Learning Opportunities

American Water Works Association

The AWWA is offering a Summer Workshop July 23-25 in Denver, Colo. Visit www.awwa.org.

American Society of Civil Engineers

The ASCE is offering the following courses:

  • June 12-13 – Financial Management for the Professional Engineer, San Antonio
  • June 19-20 – Leadership Development for the Engineer, Kansas City, Kan.
  • July 24-25 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, Greenwood Village, Colo.
  • July 25 – Preparing and Implementing Construction Site Stormwater Pollution Prevent Plans, online
  • Aug. 20 – Stream Restoration Bioengineered Retaining Walls for Riverbank Stabilization, online

Visit www.asce.org.


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

  • June 2-3 – Advance Modeling Using HEC-RAS
  • June 4-6 – Unsteady Flow Modeling Using HEC-RAS
  • Oct. 20-21 – Using WinSLAMM v. 10.0.1: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals

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

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

  • Sept. 17 – Permit-Required Confined-Space Entry, Plover
  • Dec. 9 – General Safety, Plover

Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.


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

June 18-21
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers-Florida Section Annual Conference, Waldorf Astoria Naples, Naples, Fla. Visit www.asabe.org.

June 30-July 2
American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference, John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort, Reno, Nev. Call 540/687-8390 or visit www.awra.org.

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

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

Oct. 6-8
National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference, Sheraton Seattle, Seattle, Wash. Visit www.waterproconference.org.

Nov. 3-6
American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Sheraton Premier Hotel, Tysons Corner, Va. Call 540/687-8390 or visit www.awra.org.


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