Worth Noting - April 2016

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The Town of Watertown was awarded a Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection grant of $41,000 to fund various projects and techniques to improve the quality of water. With the grant, the town hopes to improve and install green infrastructure including using vegetation, soils and other natural elements to reduce the amount of stormwater and stormwater pollutants.

The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program and the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission announced that more than $815,000 in grants will fund 11 projects aimed at protecting and restoring water quality in the Narragansett Bay watershed. These grants will support municipalities and nonprofit agencies in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts with a focus on projects to address stormwater, nutrients and pathogens.

An innovative project to reduce pollution by installing sturdy baskets with absorbent filters in existing stormwater drains to capture oil, trash and lawn clippings before they reach Tampa Bay has won the Golden Mangrove Award. The award was presented to the Tampa Shores Special Dependent District No. 60 as Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s most outstanding Bay Mini-Grant project.

The Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers awarded the Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority with the Grand Award for Engineering Excellence for SEMSWA’s Cherry Creek Stream Reclamation at the Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park improvement project.

The International Erosion Control Association Region One announced that the Bijou Area Erosion Control Project (Lake Tahoe, California) received the 2015 Environmental Achievement Award. It is IECA’s top award for stormwater and erosion and sediment control projects, programs and operation. The IECA also announced that John McCullah, who has been in the industry for more than 30 years, received the Outstanding Professional of the Year award.

The American Council of Engineering Companies-Texas awarded civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. a gold medal for its work on the San Antonio River Authority Water Quality Modeling Tool Development project.


American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

The ASABE is offering a Young Professionals Development workshop April 8-9 in Lexington, Kentucky. Visit www.asabe.org.

American Water Works Association

The AWWA is offering:

  • April 7-8 – Ecosystem Services in Stormwater Control Measures, Milwaukee
  • Nov. 30 – What You Need to Know About Climate Risks to Water Utility Infrastructure and Assets, webinar

Visit www.awwa.org.


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 epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.


  • April 25-27 American Water Resources Association Spring Conference, Sheraton Anchorage, Alaska. Visit www.awra.org.
  • May 1-4 Collection Systems 2016 Conference, presented by the Water Environment Federation and Georgia Association of Water Professionals, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Georgia. Call 703/684-2441 or visit www.wef.org.
  • May 22-25 American Public Works Association North American Snow Conference, Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, Connecticut. Visit www.apwa.net.
  • May 23-26 National Utility Contractors Association Annual Washington Summit, Embassy Suites Washington D.C. Convention Center, Washington, D.C. Visit www.nuca.com.
  • June 15-17 Florida Stormwater Association Annual Conference, Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, Fort Myers, Florida. Call 888/221-3124 or visit www.florida-stormwater.org.
  • June 19-22 American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. Visit www.awwa.org.
  • July 11-13 American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference: GIS and Water Resources, Hilton Sacramento Arden West, Sacramento, California. 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.
  • Aug. 28-31 American Public Works Association International Public Works Congress and Exposition, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit www.apwa.net.
  • Sept. 12-14 National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.nrwa.org.
  • Sept. 28-Oct. 1 American Society of Civil Engineers 2016 Convention, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. Call 800/548-2723 or visit www.asce.org.


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