Worth Noting - June 2018

People/Awards; Learning Opportunities; Calendar


The American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia recognized the city of Sandy Springs’ Marsh Creek Rain Garden with its 2018 Engineering Excellence State Award in the stormwater project category. The rain garden is an environmental park that uses plants to filter pollutants from stormwater along with natural aeration to additionally treat the water before it flows into Marsh Creek, the tributary leading into the Chattahoochee River.

The town of Sandwich, Massachusetts, received a $955,100 grant that will go toward stormwater treatment in areas surrounding Sandwich Harbor in an attempt to improve water quality. The grant comes from the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service.

 The village of Williamsville’s Green Infrastructure Project received the 2017 Environmental Project of the Year award from the American Public Works Association’s New York Chapter, western branch. The project is designed to filter stormwater before it’s discharged into Ellicott Creek.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics honored the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority near Grand Rapids, Michigan, as the 2018 winner of the Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award for its innovative and sustainable stormwater and de-icing treatment system. The award recognizes the airport’s development of a $20 million stormwater/glycol treatment system, which was cited as a national example of how airports can address community needs while meeting operational and regulatory requirements.

The Lake County (Illinois) Division of Transportation received the 2018 Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award from the American Public Works Association. The county was recognized for its innovative, safe, and environmentally friendly snow and ice control program.



The American Water Works Association is offering a Summer Workshop on July 24-26 in Denver. 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 Leveraging GIS for Public Works web presentation on June 21. Visit www.apwa.net


June 3-7 American Society of Civil Engineers World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Visit www.asce.org.

June 4-7 American Society of Civil Engineers International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. 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.

Sept. 29-Oct. 3 Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. Visit www.weftec.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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