Worth Noting - November 2017

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The city of Edmonton (Alberta) announced the recipients of the 2017 Charles Labatiuk Awards for Environmental Excellence. The Eastgate Yard Rain Garden was honored in the City Operations category.

The town of Swansboro (North Carolina) received $172,397 in U.S. EPA funds, which will go toward a project that will add dozens of public parking spaces near downtown and reduce the amount of untreated stormwater runoff reaching the nearby White Oak River.

Hayes Township (Michigan) received a $10,000 grant from the directors of the Great Lakes Energy People Fund. The money will be used to construct rain gardens at Park Camp Sea-Gull on the north shore of Lake Charlevoix.



The University of Wisconsin–Madison is offering a Using WinSLAMM: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals seminar on Feb. 27-28 in Madison, Wisconsin. Visit www.epd.wisc.edu.


  • Oct. 30-Nov. 2 American Water Works Association Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition, Westin Galleria Houston, Houston. Visit www.awwa.org.
  • Nov. 1-2 National Rural Water Association Cybersecurity Awareness Training Conference for Water/Wastewater Industry Professionals, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Raleigh, North Carolina. Visit www.nrwa.org.
  • Nov. 5-9 American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Red Lion Hotel on the River-Jantzen Beach, 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.
  • Nov. 12-16 American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland, Portland, Oregon. Visit www.awwa.org.
  • Dec. 6-8 Florida Stormwater Association Winter Conference, Hilton Orlando, Orlando. Visit www.florida-stormwater.org.
  • Feb. 20-23 Water Environment Federation Utility Management Conference, Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio. Visit www.wef.org.
  • March 6-9 National Utility Contractors Association Annual Convention, Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio. Visit www.nuca.com.
  • April 22-25 American Water Resources Association Spring Specialty Conference: GIS and Water Resources X, Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando. Visit www.awra.org.


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