Worth Noting - May 2018


Kari Gerwin was named the director of water quality planning for the Toledo (Ohio) Metropolitan Area Council of Governments. She succeeds Kurt Erichsen, who has retired. Gerwin has been with the council since 2012 as a water quality planner, which included managing the stormwater coalition.

The Beckley (West Virginia) Sanitary Board received a National Environmental Achievement Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. The honor is for its Ewart Avenue Stormwater iPond, a stormwater mitigation project that uses technology to reduce flooding.

The Lake George Association received a $15,000 grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program to fund projects in the town of Lake George, New York, that capture and treat stormwater. This will help reduce the flow into the lake of rain runoff that contains pollution, nutrients and sediment.

The city of Norman, Oklahoma, was honored as a Clean Community by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and Keep Oklahoma Beautiful. The city received the highest award level — Level 1: Scissortail Flycatcher. Stormwater efforts were among the reasons the city received the honor.

The city of Roanoke (Virginia) Stormwater Division and the Roanoke Arts Commission chose five artists to enhance six stormwater drains as part of an environmental education program. The artists include Ned Savage, Brian Counihan, Gerry Hubert, Tyla Maiden, and Aleks Bratic and his mother, Kim Bratic.

Sioux City’s Promenade Improvement Project received the Renovated Civic Project award from the group 1,000 Friends of Iowa. The Fourth Street project beautifies the area while reducing stormwater runoff.

Kenton C. Ward, Hamilton County surveyor, received the President’s Award from the Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management.



The American Water Works Association is offering an Effective Utility Management seminar on May 7-8 in Kansas City, Kansas. Visit www.awwa.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.


The American Public Works Association is offering a Levering GIS for Public Works web presentation on June 21. Visit www.apwa.net.


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. Visit www.asce.org.

June 11-14

AWWA 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 and Stormwater Management Agencies Annual Meeting, hotel TBA, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 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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