Worth Noting - October 2017

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Adam Grim was named the stormwater coordinator/GIS technician for the city of Ottawa, Kansas. Grim is the first person to hold the newly created position.

Lincoln Property Company beat out 63 other businesses to receive the 2017 Stormwater Management and Water Quality Award from the city of Westborough, Massachusetts.

Dan Johnson, who has been an employee at the city of Joplin (Missouri) Public Works for 12 years, was named the assistant director of the engineering division. Johnson, an engineer, designed the city’s stormwater drainage and sanitary sewer systems during his tenure.

The city of Otho, Iowa, received a $274,411 Community Development Block Grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Efforts supported by the funds will go toward reducing the amount of inflow and infiltration of stormwater into Otho’s sanitary sewers.

The New England Stormwater Collaborative presented New England Stormy Awards to these Massachusetts entities:

  • The town of Westford Engineering Department for its “building community support for stormwater through Westford’s living lab” program;
  • The city of Quincy for its “clean water is everybody’s business” program;
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Massachusetts Water Resource Outreach Center for its “partnering university students, state regulators and municipalities for NPDES MS4 permit compliance” program.

The town of Shelburne, Vermont, received a $12,395 grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to help fund stormwater system improvements on Brook Lane.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection gave $800,000 to the city of Cape Coral for stormwater projects, and $250,000 to the town of Fort Myers Beach for stormwater projects.


New Jersey

The American Water Works Association is offering a workshop titled Understanding Advanced Stormwater Management Techniques on Oct. 23 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Visit www.awwa.org.


The University of Wisconsin–Madison is offering the following learning opportunities:

  • Oct. 11-13 – Essentials of Hydraulics for Civil and Environmental Professionals seminar
  • Feb. 27-28 – Using WinSLAMM v10.2: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals

Visit www.epd.wisc.edu.


  • Oct. 8-11 American Society of Civil Engineers 2017 Convention, New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans. Call 800/548-2723 or visit www.asce.org.
  • Oct. 17-20 National Utility Contractors Association Fall Leadership Conference, Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Visit www.nuca.com.
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 2 American Water Works Association Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition, Westin Galleria Houston, Houston. Visit www.awwa.org.
  • Nov. 5-9 American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Red Lion on the River-Jantzen Beach Hotel, Portland, Oregon. Visit www.awra.org.
  • Nov. 6-9 American Society of Civil Engineers’ Operation & Maintenance of Stormwater Control Measures, Denver. Visit www.asce.org.
  • Dec. 6-8 Florida Stormwater Association’s Winter Conference, Hilton Orlando, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.florida-stormwater.org.
  • Feb. 20-23 Water Environment Federation’s Utility Management Conference, Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, San Antonio. Visit www.wef.org.
  • March 6-9 National Utility Contractors Association’s Annual Convention, Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio. Visit www.nuca.com.
  • April 22-25 American Water Resources Association Spring Specialty Conference: GIS and Water Resources, Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.awra.org.


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