Worth Noting - December 2016

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Andrew Stevenson, manager at ATAP Infrastructure Management Ltd., was unanimously elected by the Canadian Public Works Association’s board of directors to serve as the CPWA president for a two-year term.

City of Peoria (Illinois) officials announced a grant that will fund an innovative vacant lot project through a new public-private partnership. A collaboration among the city of Peoria, Chicago-based real estate developer Fresh Coast Capital, AKRF and The Gifts in the Moment Foundation was awarded a nearly $1 million USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant to install a stormwater solution pilot project.

The borough of Pottstown (Pennsylvania) received a $40,000 Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Grant for a stormwater filter project. The borough will install a new backflow prevention device to mitigate chronic roadway flooding as well as a new water quality unit to remove pollutants.

Interlinked improvements to Chrysler Beach near the St. Clair River in Marysville, Michigan, were honored with the President’s Award from Keep Michigan Beautiful Inc. To improve the river’s water quality, rain gardens and bioswales were installed to filter stormwater runoff.



The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering Professional Development is offering Municipal Engineering Fundamentals for Non-
Engineers on Dec. 6-7 in Newark, Delaware. Visit epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

Water Environment Federation

The WEF is offering a Utility Management seminar/conference on Feb. 7-10, 2017, in Tampa, Florida. Visit www.wef.org.


February 22-25 Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. Visit www.wwettshow.com.

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 3 American Water Resources Association 2017 Spring Specialty Conference, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah. Visit www.awra.org.

June 11-14 American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exposition, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Visit www.awwa.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.

Aug. 27-30 American Public Works Association PWX (Public Works Expo), Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.apwa.net.

Aug. 27-31 StormCon: North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Exposition, Meydenbauer Center, Seattle, Washington. Visit www.stormcon.com.

Sept. 18-20 National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference, Reno, Nevada. Visit www.nrwa.org.

Nov. 5-9 American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Red Lion on the River-Jantzen Beach Hotel, Portland, Oregon. Visit www.awra.org.


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