Worth Noting - October 2014

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People / Awards

The City of Wauwatosa (Wis.) received the American Public Works Association’s Wisconsin Chapter Project of the Year Award as well as the U.S. Conference of Mayors City Livability Awards’ Honorable Mention Award for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Innovation Campus Infrastructure Project. GRAEF, a Wisconsin-based engineering and consulting firm, was engaged by the City of Wauwatosa to design the project to serve the campus and create a model for sustainable development. Services to develop the 58-acre university research campus included surveying, grading, landscaping, roadways, utilities and stormwater management. The stormwater system is a highlight of the infrastructure, featuring 22 biofiltration basins to prevent surface runoff from the development site.

The City of Tallahassee (Fla.) Underground Utilities’ Stormwater Management Department received the 2014 Florida Stormwater Association Excellence Award. This award is presented to stormwater programs that have shown an outstanding commitment to best practices that benefit the environment and local citizens.

Sarasota County’s Celery Fields Regional Stormwater Facility Project, an endeavor to achieve flood-protection goals in the region, won the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Florida Stormwater Association. The award recognizes outstanding stormwater projects and the benefit they provide to the environment and local community.

The LeTort Spring Run Sustainable Stormwater Pilot Project in Cumberland County won the 2014 Excellence in Intergovernmental Cooperation Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Township Supervisors. The project was recognized for its efforts to address a problem that plagues many municipalities across the state, as well as its commitment to intergovernmental cooperation.

Learning Opportunities

American Society of Civil Engineers

The ASCE is offering the following courses:

  • Oct. 16-17 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, Chicago
  • Nov. 20-21 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, New Orleans
  • Dec. 4-5 – Stormwater Treatment Using Detention Ponds and Commercial Devices, Tampa, Fla.

Visit www.asce.org.


The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering the following course: Using WinSLAMM v. 10.0.1: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals on Oct. 20-21 in Madison. Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

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

  • Oct. 27-31 – Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention, Madison
  • Dec. 9 – General Safety, Plover

Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.


Sept. 27-Oct. 1: Water Environment Federation Stormwater Congress, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. Visit www.wef.org.

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

Oct. 8-10: National Utility & Excavation Contractors 2014 Fall Conference, The Hotel Viking, Newport, R.I. Call 703/358-9300 or visit www.nucafallconference.com.

Oct. 14-15: WJTA-IMCA Expo, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. Visit www.wjta.org.

Oct. 14-17: National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies Annual Conference, Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston. Call 617/227-8600 or visit www.nafsma.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.

Nov. 6-8: International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2014, Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach, Calif. Call 800/548-2723 or visit www.asce.org.

Feb. 17-20: American Water Works Association Utility Management Conference, Hyatt Regency Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas. Visit www.awwa.org.


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