Worth Noting - November 2015

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The Marion County Office of the County Engineer earned the 2015 Excellence Award for a Stormwater Program from the Florida Stormwater Association. The award is presented to stormwater programs that demonstrate innovative accomplishment and outstanding commitment to best management practices that benefit the environment and local citizenry. The stormwater program has been an integral part of Marion County’s water-quality protection efforts for more than a decade. Established in 2002, the program has implemented high-profile pollution-reduction projects that include the “Monster Pipe” on State Road 40 near Silver Springs and the 31st Street stormwater retrofit project, which helped and continues to remove tons of pollutants from Silver Springs and the Silver River.

The Water Environment Federation announced the winners of the 2015 StormTV Project competition. Launched in 2012, the project recognizes, highlights and promotes the work of stormwater professionals worldwide through videos that are submitted from nonprofit organizations, government entities, consulting firms and equipment manufacturers.
Winners include:

  • Public Education Category: Australian Car Wash Association — “Stormwater Pollution The Dirty Truth: Home Car Washing”
  • Training Category: University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment and Town of Chapel Hill Stormwater Management Division — “Keep Restaurant Pollution and Profits From Going Down the Stormwater Drain”
  • Commercial Category: Enginuity, LLC, makers of RainReserve — “Gilardis Segment”
  • Programs and Projects Category: Atelier Dreiseitl, a Ramboll-Environ Company — “Bishan- Ang Mo Kio Park”

The American Public Works Association announced that seven public works professionals from North America recently earned their Certified Stormwater Managers credential. The APWA CSM certification is intended for water experts in both the public and private sectors who coordinate and implement stormwater management programs for city, county, state, provincial and federal agencies. These professionals assist in administering drainage, flood control and water-quality programs. Those receiving credentials include:

  • Amy C. Murray, CSM (City of Goodlettsville, Goodlettsville, Tennessee)
  • Bryan R. Aragon, CFM, CSM, PE (Los Alamos County, Los Alamos, New Mexico)
  • David M. West, CFM, PE, CSM (Mohave County - Flood Control District, Kingman, Arizona)
  • James H. Barse, CSM (City of Alameda, Alameda, California)
  • Juliana Archuleta, CSM (City of Brighton, Denver, Colorado)
  • Michael Hunt, CSM (Metro Water Services, Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Sheila Thomas-Ambat, CSM (City of Raleigh, Chapel Hill, North Carolina)

James A. “Tony” Parrott, the head of Cincinnati’s drinking water, sewer and stormwater operations, was named the executive director of Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District. Parrott is the first African-American executive director of the Metropolitan Sewer District in its 69-year history.

Timothy Chatman, stormwater compliance inspector for the Georgetown County Public Services Department, was named the 2015 Outstanding Public Works Employee by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Public Works Association. Chatman has been employed with Georgetown County for seven years.


American Society of Civil Engineers

The ASCE is offering:

  • Nov. 5 – Managing the Design Process: Keeping on Schedule, Within Budget and Selecting the Right Resources, New Orleans
  • Nov. 12 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Nov. 19-20 – Financial Management for the Professional Engineer, Cincinnati
  • Jan. 7 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Feb. 3 – Curve Number and Vegetative Techniques to Manage Stormwater Runoff Sustainably, online
  • Feb. 19 – The Importance of Adequate Construction Oversight for Stormwater BMPs and Stream Restoration: Examples of the Pitfalls of Limited Oversight Budget, online
  • Feb. 25 – Project Management, Lombard, Illinois
  • March 2 – Cold-Weather Stormwater BMPs That Work, online
  • • March 10 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, St. Louis

Visit www.asce.org.


  • Nov. 16-19 American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Grand Hyatt Denver, Denver. Visit www.awra.org.
  • April 25-27 American Water Resources Association Spring Conference, Sheraton Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit www.awra.org.
  • July 17-20 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 2016 Annual International Meeting, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.asabe.org.
  • Aug. 22-25 StormCon, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit www.stormcon.com.


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