Worth Noting - January 2015

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The Durkees Run Stormwater Park in Lafayette, Ind., received the Community Achievement Award for innovative community projects from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.

Two Geosyntec initiatives featuring innovative environmental strategies for managing and funding stormwater projects for regional runoff treatment through natural processes earned awards from the California Stormwater Quality Association. The Measure M Tier 2 Grant Program supported by Geosyntec’s water resources engineers and geospatial practitioners for the Orange County Transportation Authority in Orange, Calif., earned CASQA’s 2014 award for Outstanding Stormwater BMP Program. In addition, the Mill Creek Wetlands Project in Ontario, Calif., was selected as CASQA’s Outstanding Stormwater BMP Project for 2014.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality selected Deckerville, Port Huron Township, Sandusky, Berlin Township, Cottrellville and Marine City to receive grants through its Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater Program. The money will be used to assess, clean and map their storm and sanitary sewers in 2015.

Learning Opportunities

American Society of Civil Engineers

The ASCE is offering the following courses:

  • 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
  • Feb. 25-27 – HEC-RAS Computer Workshop, Manchester, N.H.
  • March 5-6 – Leadership Development for the Engineer, Cincinnati
  • March 12-13 – HEC-HMS Computer Workshop, Reston, Va.
  • March 12-13 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, Baltimore
  • March 19-20 – Financial Management for the Professional Engineer, Orlando, Fla.
  • March 26-27 – Storm Sewer System Design Using SWMM, Las Vegas

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.


Feb. 17-20

American Water Works Association Utility Management Conference,

Hyatt Regency Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas. Visit www.awwa.org.

March 30-April 1

American Water Resources Association Spring Specialty Conference - Water for Urban Areas: Managing Risks and Building Resiliency, Los Angeles Airport Hilton, Los Angeles. Visit www.awra.org.

April 12-15

American Public Works Association North American Snow Conference,

DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Mich. Visit www.apwa.net.

June 7-10

American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif. Call 303/347-6181 or visit www.awwa.org.

July 26-29

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, New Orleans. Visit www.asabe.org.

Aug. 2-6

StormCon North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo,

JW Marriott Austin, Austin, Texas. Visit www.stormcon.com.

Aug. 30-Sept. 2

American Public Works Association International Public Works Congress and Exposition, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix. Visit www.apwa.net.

Sept. 28-30

National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference, Oklahoma City.

Visit www.nrwa.org.

Oct. 12-16

American Water Works Association 2015 Water Infrastructure Conference and Exposition, Bethesda, Md. Visit www.awwa.org.


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