Worth Noting - May 2015

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Greg Cannito was named managing director of Corvias Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Corvias Group. Cannito will oversee the application of Corvias’ public-private partnership model to solve energy and infrastructure challenges facing U.S. public sector institutions. One of his current projects is to help manage the design, construction and long-term maintenance of stormwater management systems for a Clean Water Partnership with Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association announced the results of its board of directors elections for 2015-2016. SWEMA members elected Will Harris (Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions) as president, Derek Berg (Contech Engineered Solutions) as vice president, and Kevin McKee (Hydro International) as secretary/treasurer. The at-large board members are Ernie Carrasco (Rinker Materials), John Moll (CrystalStream Technologies), Gene LaManna (Terre Hill Stormwater Systems) and Shawn Luton (StormTrap LLC).

David Majewski, the principal of SRG of Buffalo, New York, received an Environmental Quality Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award is presented to people who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality and public health. Majewski has been the guiding force for the Urban Habitat Project at the Buffalo Central Terminal. The project serves as an outdoor classroom for local youth, an opportunity for urban ecology research and a demonstration of green infrastructure to manage stormwater. The site absorbs about 320,000 gallons of stormwater runoff from adjacent streets and redirects it to the site via adjoining bioretention cells.

Addie Javed was named the public works director for Haines City, Florida.

The Alewife Stormwater Wetland, part of the Boston Harbor Cleanup project, was named a 2014 Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association. The managing agency is the City of Cambridge (Massachusetts) Department of Public Works.

Learning Opportunities


The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering Using WinSLAMM v.10.1: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals R174 on Nov. 5-6 in Madison. Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu. F


May 5-7 - Montana Section-American Water Works Association Joint Conference, Holiday Inn Grand, Billings, Montana. Visit www.montana-awwa.org.

May 6-8 - Ohio Stormwater Association Conference, Sandusky, Ohio. Visit www.ohiostormcon.com.

May 6-8 - Arizona Water Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, Renaissance Glendale Hotel, Glendale, Arizona. Call 928/717-9905 or visit www.azwater.org.

May 17-21 - World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Austin, Texas. Call 800/548-2723 or visit www.ewricongress.org.

May 17-20 - West Virginia Section-American Water Works Association Annual Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia. Visit www.wvawwa.org.

May 20-22 - Connecticut Section-American Water Works Association Joint Conference, Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club, Brewster, Massachusetts. Visit www.ctawwa.org.

June 7-10 - American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, California. Call 303/347-6181 or visit www.awwa.org.

July 26-29 - American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International Conference, New Orleans. Visit www.asabe.org.

Aug. 2-6 - StormCon North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, Austin, Texas. Visit www.stormcon.com.

Aug. 17-19 - Smart H2O Summit 2015: Sustainable Water Solutions, San Francisco. Visit www.smarth2osummit.com.

Aug. 18-20 - National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies Annual Meeting, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Visit www.nafsma.org.

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. 11-14 - American Society of Civil Engineers 2015 Convention, New York City. Visit www.asce.org.

Oct. 12-16 - American Water Works Association 2015 Water Infrastructure Conference and Exposition, Bethesda, Maryland. Visit www.awwa.org.

Nov. 16-19 - American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Grand Hyatt Denver. Visit www.awra.org.


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