Worth Noting - October 2016

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The New Hampshire Department of Transportation received the Best Use of Innovation Award (medium-sized category) from the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials for its work protecting Canobie Lake and Cobbett’s Pond while working on the Interstate 93 renovation project. New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, the contractors and the designers were searching for solutions to provide as much protection as possible from erosion control and stormwater runoff.

Imbrium Systems received a 2016 Waters Next Award in the stormwater technology category for the Stormceptor MAX stormwater treatment system. Stormceptor MAX is a customized oil grit separator especially equipped to treat runoff from large areas due to its flexible modular precast design that accommodates different site requirements.

The city of Burien, Washington, announced that Mary Eidmann was hired as its stormwater outreach specialist. The newly created position allows the city to increase its stormwater education and outreach throughout the community and fulfill state requirements for the city’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit.

Edward “Cody” Kent joined Otak’s office in Vancouver, Washington, as an assistant stormwater planner. He has a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in climate and society from Columbia University. He also has a certificate in geographic information systems from Portland State University.

Gary Woodson was named the Public Works director for the city of Greenville, South Carolina.

Tyler Goodwyn was appointed as stormwater engineer for Greene County, Missouri.

The following people were among the Top Public Works Leaders honorees as selected by the American Public Works Association:

  • John Herzke, vice president of Municipal Services, Clark Nexsen, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Dena Mezger, director of Public Works, city of Lee’s Summit, Missouri
  • James Neal, Public Works director, Charleston County, North Charleston, South Carolina
  • Bob Patterson, director of Public Works, city of Pendleton, Oregon
  • James Proce, assistant city manager, city of Rowlett, Texas
  • Walter Veselka, Public Works director, city of Bristol, Connecticut


American Water Works Association

AWWA is offering a webinar titled What You Need to Know About Climate Risks to Water Utility Infrastructure and Assets on Nov. 30. Visit www.awwa.org.


The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering Using WinSLAMM v. 10.2: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals R324 on Oct. 6-7 in Madison. Visit epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.


  • Oct. 11-13 National Utility and Excavation Contractors 2016 Fall Leadership Conference, Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown, Denver, Colorado. Visit www.nuca.com.
  • Nov. 2-3 WJTA-IMCA Conference & Expo, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. Visit www.wjta.org.
  • Nov. 13-17 American Water Resources Association 2016 Annual Conference, Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.awra.org.
  • April 23-26 American Public Works Association 2017 North American Snow Conference, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, Iowa. Visit www.apwa.net.
  • April 30-May 2 American Water Resources Association 2017 Spring Specialty Conference, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah. Visit www.awra.org.
  • June 25-28 American Water Resources Association 2017 Summer Conference: Climate Change Solutions, Sheraton Tysons Hotel, Tysons, Virginia. Visit www.awra.org.
  • July 16-19 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 2017 Annual International Meeting, Spokane, Washington. Visit www.asabe.org.


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