Worth Noting - November 2018

People/Awards; Calendar


The Town of Leet (Pennsylvania) received a $2,000 grant from the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development to formulate a new stormwater management plan.

The City of Kitchener (Ontario) received a $750,000 grant to build stormwater management features into the community’s new RBJ Schlegel Park. The grant was provided as part of the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program administered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Highlights of the stormwater management include rain gardens in the parking areas, infiltration galleries under the artificial turf playing fields, bioswales and oil/grit separators to remove debris and treat road runoff, and a rock infiltration trench located under a dry retention pond.

The Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Massachusetts Water Resource Outreach Project Center received a Meritorious Service Award from the New England Chapter of the American Public Works Association for the work that students, professors and researchers have been doing to assist communities in ensuring the availability of clean water.

Stan Polivick was named public works director for the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Polivick, who had been serving as assistant public works director, replaces Steve Cook, who retired after working for the city for more than four decades.

Exploration Green Nature Park, a multifaceted project to help reduce flooding and provide recreation for thousands of residents of Clear Lake City, Texas, received the 2018 Excellence in Green Infrastructure Award from the Excellence in Green Infrastructure awards program. The program is a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies.

The Town of Milton (Massachusetts) received a $56,860 grant from the state’s Office of Coastal Zone Management’s Coastal Pollutant Remediation program to reduce polluted stormwater runoff and protect coastal water quality and habitat.

Floren Poliseo was named director of public works for the Town of Jackson, Wyoming. Poliseo replaces Larry Pardee, who became the town manager.

The City of Lenoir, in partnership with North Carolina State University, received a $240,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to remake the path that water takes through J.E. Broyhill Park near downtown. The goal is to decrease erosion and help water drain from the park better.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources awarded grants to two Cecil County stormwater management projects that will achieve the same goal: improving water quality. The Cecil Land Trust and the Cecil County Department of Public Works’ Stormwater Management Division projects received the grants from the DNR’s Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, which supports projects that improve the health of local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.


Nov. 4-8

American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, Baltimore. Visit www.awra.org.

March 5-8

American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation Utility Management Conference, Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee. Visit www.awwa.org.

March 14-16

National Utility Contractors Association Annual Convention & Exhibit, Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida. Visit www.nuca.com.

March 17-21

North American Society for Trenchless Technology’s No-Dig Show, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago. Visit www.nodigshow.com.

March 23-27

American Water Resources Association Spring Specialty Conference: Setting Conditions for the Success of Integrated Water Resources Management, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Omaha, Nebraska. Visit www.awra.org.

May 19-22

American Public Works Association North American Snow Conference, Salt Lake City. Visit www.apwa.net.

June 9-12

American Water Works Association ACE19 Annual Conference & Exposition, Denver. Visit www.awwa.org.

June 16-19

American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference: Improving Water Infrastructure Through Resilient Adaptation, Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, Nevada. Visit www.awra.org.

July 7-10

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston. Visit www.asabe.org.

Sept. 9-11

National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. Visit www.nrwa.org.

Oct. 9-13

American Society of Civil Engineers Annual Conference, Miami. Visit www.asce.org.

Nov. 3-7

American Water Resources Association Annual Water Resources Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Salt Lake City.  Visit www.awra.org.


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