Worth Nothing - January 2017

People/Awards; Learning Opportunities; Calendar

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PEOPLE/AWARDS

Greg Duncan of T&M Associates has been appointed as the stormwater engineer for Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania.

A city of Valdosta (Georgia) engineering project, called “A Clean Sweep of Data Collection,” received a 2016 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations for its use of a GPS-equipped camera in one of the city’s street-sweeping trucks. The award was given to the South Georgia Regional Commission, which helped develop the project that was conceived by the city’s stormwater division. The project involved paying a $250 onetime cost for the purchase and installation of a high-definition camera that can record, track and map the sweeper truck’s routes throughout the more than 350 miles of streets that the city maintains. Angela Bray, the city’s stormwater manager, said the camera offers a solution to the time-consuming work of scheduling,  tracking and reporting on the sweeper truck’s operations, showing where improvements are needed while reducing labor costs and effort.

The Association to Preserve Cape Cod was awarded a $472,574 EPA grant to improve water quality in the Three Bays watershed in Barnstable, Massachusetts. The grant will be used to update stormwater systems in the watershed, which encompasses more than 12,000 acres of West, North and Cotuit bays and related ecosystems.

The collaborative Space to Grow program developed by Openlands, the Healthy Schools Campaign, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Chicago Department of Water Management, and Chicago Public Schools received the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies’ Green Infrastructure Award. The Space to Grow program helps transform Chicago’s schoolyards into vibrant outdoor spaces that encourage physical activity, outdoor learning and community engagement. In addition, Space to Grow also addresses broader environmental concerns like stormwater management and water conservation.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering Professional Development is offering Using WinSLAMM v.10.2: Meeting Urban Stormwater
Management Goals April 20-21 in Madison. Visit epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

CALENDAR

Feb. 7-10 The Utility Management 2017 Conference, presented by the Water Environment Federation and the American Water Works Association, Tampa Marriott Waterside, Tampa, Florida. Visit www.wef.org.

March 4-6 National Utility Contractors Association 2017 Convention, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit www.nuca.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.

June 26-29 National Association of Flood and Stormwater Agencies Annual Meeting, Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, South Carolina. Visit www.nafsma.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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