Worth Noting - July 2018


Midwestern Engineers of Indiana hired Lauren McCleary as a project engineer. Her areas of expertise include stormwater management. Midwestern Engineers is a consulting engineering firm with core competencies in the stormwater, water, wastewater and electrical/mechanical sectors.

 The Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (Pennsylvania) and Jim Tomaine, executive director, received a 2018 Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence in the category of Building Community Partnerships. The Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority earned the honor for its Regional Stormwater Management Project.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources awarded a $32,000 grant to the village of Somers to help with restoration of a wetlands area in Neumiller Woods Park.

Escambia County (Florida) received a $1.6 million grant for the plan and design of an upgrade of the Hollice T. Williams Park, which will create a dual-use stormwater and recreation park under Interstate 110 in Pensacola. The project is part of the RESTORE Act. Congress passed the RESTORE Act to ensure all fees and fines BP paid the federal government for the 2010 oil spill would go to help the Gulf Coast region.

The city of Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina, received more than $1.7 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help fund a stormwater project for Allen Creek. The improvements will help protect the flood plain and surrounding properties and help mitigate erosion and flooding caused by the spillway at Sanford Dam.

The Big Bend Branch of the American Public Works Association awarded Leon County (Florida) with stormwater-related Project of the Year awards for its Lake Heritage Dam Improvements (Emergency Construction/Repair category), Magnolia Drive Multi-Use Trail Phase One (Multifunction category) and Robinson Road Flood Relief (Environmental/Stormwater category). The Lake Heritage Dam Improvements restored function to the structure and allow stormwater to pass through the dam in a safe and controlled manner. The Magnolia Drive Multi-Use Trail project included a 10-foot multiuse trail and an enclosed drainage system to deal with stormwater mitigation. And the Robinson Road Flood Relief project repaired the existing pavement of Robinson Road, which has helped provide flood relief. 


The American Water Works Association is offering a Summer Workshop on July 24-26 in Denver. Visit www.awwa.org.


The AWWA is offering an Effective Utility Management seminar on Sept. 19-20 in Louisville, Kentucky. 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 Water Resources Association is offering a Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations Improve Water Management webinar on Oct. 10. Visit www.awra.org


July 9-11

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

July 10-12

National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit www.nafsma.org.

July 15-18

American Society of Civil Engineers Pipelines Conference, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto. Visit www.asce.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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