Worth Noting - March 2018


Madison County, Illinois, and HeartLands Conservancy received an Outstanding Local Government Achievement Award from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments for the Upper Silver Creek Watershed Plan. The plan is a road map that communities, agencies and landowners can follow to improve water quality, reduce flooding and support healthy wildlife habitats.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection awarded the town of Millbury a $150,000 grant to reduce sediment and nutrient loads as well as the quantity and velocity of stormwater in water flowing into the Blackstone River. In addition, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection awarded the town of Bellingham nearly $100,000 in grant funds to address stormwater runoff at the municipal center. The grants are part of $1.53 million in funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that was awarded to local and statewide projects targeting water pollution from stormwater runoff and erosion.

Karen Sundy, assistant administrator for Perry Township in Ohio, was promoted to replace longtime administrator Wally Siegel, who retired in October 2017. Siegel, however, will continue to work on a part-time basis, serving as zoning inspector, stormwater director and economic development liaison.

Craig Miller was named general manager by Western Municipal Water District’s (Western) Board of Directors in Riverside, California. Miller, in his role as deputy general manager, oversaw operations, engineering and water resources, including the district’s capital improvement projects focused on local water reliability.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has provided more than $90 million toward the recent completion of water-quality improvement projects in central and south Florida. The funding was awarded through the Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water Restoration Assistance’s various funding resources and programs. Recently completed projects are in Apopka, Gasparilla Island, Largo, Martin and St. Lucie counties, Sebring and Stuart (two projects).

Upper Moreland, Pennsylvania, was named the first recipient of the Montgomery County Conservation District’s new Environmental Stewardship Award. The honor recognizes the township’s partnership with the recently opened Thompson Lexus Willow Grove car dealership and their combined efforts at designing a stormwater management system at the site to protect the nearby Pennypack Creek.



The National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies is offering a Flood Risk workshop on Feb. 28 in San Antonio. Visit www.nafsma.org.


The American Society of Civil Engineers is offering a Young Member Leadership Symposium on Aug. 3-5 in Reston, Virginia. Visit www.asce.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, San Antonio. Visit www.nuca.com.

March 25-28

American Water Works Association Sustainable Water Management Conference, Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Seattle. Visit www.awwa.org.

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 3-7

American Society of Civil Engineers World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis. Visit www.asce.org.

June 11-14

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

July 9-11

American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference: Managing Transboundary Groundwater, Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas. Visit www.awra.org.

July 10-12

National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies Annual Meeting, location TBA. Visit www.nafsma.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.

Sept. 17-19

National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference, Fort Worth, Texas. Visit www.nrwa.org.

Oct. 12-15

American Society of Civil Engineers 2018 Convention, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Visit www.asce.org.


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