Worth Noting - December 2018


James Houle, program manager for the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center, received a 2018 Merit Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England regional office. His work has led to green infrastructure technologies and policies to reduce stormwater pollution at local, state and national levels.

Adnan Javed was named director of public works for Pinellas County, Florida. Javed, who was the director of public works for Haines City (Florida), replaces Rahim Harji, who was promoted to assistant county administrator.

The Advancing Green Infrastructure Program, a public-private partnership in New Haven, Connecticut, received the 2018 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The program fueled the building of hundreds of bioswales across the city to reduce the pollution and flooding impacts of stormwater runoff.

Alysha Girard was named general manager of the Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District (Texas), which maintains flood- control structures primarily in Cedar Park, Hutto, Leander, Round Rock and the surrounding area. Girard worked for the City of Round Rock for 20 years, including recently as the stormwater programs manager.


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. 8-11

American Public Works Association Public Works Expo (PWX), Washington State Convention Center, Seattle. Visit www.apwa.net.

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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