Worth Noting - January 2018

People/Awards; Learning Opportunities; Calendar


The city of South St. Paul, Minnesota, received $300,000 from the Metropolitan Council to improve water conservation efforts, reduce the city’s water use, reduce the volume of stormwater runoff polluting water resources, and reduce the amount of stormwater and groundwater that seeps into the sewer system.

The city of West St. Paul, Minnesota, received $150,000 from the Metropolitan Council to help reduce the amount of stormwater and groundwater from private properties that gets into the city’s sanitary sewer system.

The city of Alexandria, Virginia, Phase II municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit and stormwater management program was recently recognized by the Water Environment Federation’s National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program. The city won the Program Management Category – Phase II for the 2017 awards. The program also was recognized as a Gold Level in Innovation and a Gold Level in Program Management.

The Schuylkill River Heritage Area’s Restoration Fund announced grants were awarded to the following:

• Berks County (Pennsylvania) Conservation District Irish Creek stormwater project ($19,800)

• Schuylkill Banks Bioswale Project, Philadelphia ($15,000)

• Schuylkill Headwaters Association Dyer and West Creeks Project ($80,000)

• West Norriton Township, Pennsylvania, stormwater management ($50,000)



The American Society of Civil Engineers is offering a Younger Member Leadership Symposium Aug. 3-5 in Reston, Virginia. Visit www.asce.org.


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


Feb. 20-23 Water Environment Federation-American Water Works Association Utility Management Conference, Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, San Antonio. Visit www.wef.org.

March 1-3 American Society of Civil Engineers CI (Construction Innovation) Summit, Hilton Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas. Visit www.cisummit.org.

March 6-9 National Utility Contractors Association Annual Convention, Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio. Visit www.nuca.com.

April 19-21 American Society of Civil Engineers Structures Congress, Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas. Visit www.structurescongress.org.

April 22-24 American Society of Civil Engineers Surveying and Geomatics Conference, Cal Poly Pomona University, Pomona, California. Visit www.surveyingconference.org.

April 22-25 American Water Resources Association Spring Specialty Conference: GIS and Water Resources, Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.awra.org.

May 6-9 American Public Works Association North American Snow Conference, Indianapolis. Visit www.apwa.net.

May 22-24 National Utility Contractors Association Washington Summit, Holiday Inn Capitol, Washington, D.C. Visit www.nuca.com.

June 11-14 American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exposition, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas. Visit www.awwa.org.

July 29-Aug. 1 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, Cobo Center, Detroit. Visit www.asabe.org.

Aug. 12-16 StormCon, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Denver. Visit www.stormcon.com.

Aug. 26-29 American Public Works Association Public Works Expo: PWX, Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Visit www.apwa.net.



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