Worth Noting - November 2014

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Lake County (Ohio) commissioners have approved memorandums of understanding with Eastlake and Willoughby to join the county’s Stormwater Management Department.

Sunset Beach activist Sue Weddle and Wilmington, N.C., developer Burrows Smith won 2014 Pelican Awards from the North Carolina Coastal Federation. Weddle advocates for effective coastal stormwater regulations and tough enforcement of coastal development rules. Smith was honored for being a local champion and pioneer of low-impact development, a new approach to controlling stormwater pollution.

The Calhoun County (Ala.) Commission announced that Chris Gann of White Plains was hired as a second assistant engineer to help with stormwater issues. Gann will oversee the county’s permitting for stormwater runoff. His other responsibilities will include flood plain management, and project estimation, inspection and contracting.

Chris Coulter is the new acting administrator for Greene County (Mo.). Stormwater/Environmental Services is among the areas his department oversees.

The City of Roseville (Minn.) received a Blue Star Award from the Friends of the Mississippi River. Roseville is taking a leadership role in protecting Minnesota’s water resources and public health through excellence in stormwater management.

Scott Taylor received the Leadership Award from the California Stormwater Quality Association. It’s the top honor given to an individual CASQA member who has shown outstanding leadership and has made exceptional contributions to the stormwater quality management profession throughout the State of California over a significant period of time. Taylor has more than 28 years of extensive, specialized expertise in stormwater quality, flood control and stormwater management.

American Society of Civil Engineers

The ASCE is offering the following courses:

  • Nov. 20-21 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, New Orleans
  • Dec. 4-5 – Stormwater Treatment Using Detention Ponds and Commercial Devices, Tampa, Fla.
  • Dec. 11-12 – Financial Management for the Professional Engineer, Philadelphia
  • Jan. 8-9 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, Las Vegas
  • Jan. 15-16 – Leadership Development for the Engineer, Dallas
  • Jan. 22-23 – Financial Management for the Professional Engineer, Seattle

Visit www.asce.org.


The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering Using WinSLAMM v.10.1: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals on March 23-24. Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering a General Safety seminar on Dec. 9 in Plover. Visit http://dnr.wi.gov


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