Worth Noting - February 2019

People/Awards; Calendar


The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency recognized exceptional projects completed in 2017 with the Best in Basin awards in 2018. Among the recipients were:

Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement: Placer County (California) and partners overhauled 1 mile of state Route 28 in Kings Beach and improved roads in neighborhoods adjacent to the commercial core. The project accomplished several goals, including installing infrastructure to fix drainage issues and capture and treat stormwater runoff that harms Lake Tahoe’s clarity.

Meyers Stream Environment Zone/Erosion Control: El Dorado County (California) installed stormwater improvements along several roadways, diverting stormwater to public lots where it can infiltrate into the ground and to restore a 3.5-acre wetland.   

The Design-Build Institute of America announced the winners of its 2018 National Design-Build Project/Team Awards competition. The RM Clayton Water Reclamation Center Headworks (City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management) received the National Excellence Award. The facility provides a first line of defense in wastewater treatment as it collects and treats flows from a combined stormwater and sanitary sewer system. 

Heather Hall, King George County’s zoning administrator, received the Achievement Award from the Virginia Association of Zoning Officials. She also is the administrator for programs involving stormwater management, erosion and sediment control. 

Naperville Park District was recognized by the Illinois Association of Park Districts with the 2018 Best Green Practices Award, which honors the district’s accomplishments in several categories including stormwater management. 

Integrated design firm LPA received the Award of Excellence in the American Society of Landscape Architects-Southern California Chapter’s 2018 Quality of Life Awards for the design of interactive outdoor learning environments for Tarbut V’Torah, a community day school in Orange County. The design for Tarbut V’Torah turns sustainability into a functional learning experience, with a stormwater retention and treatment system.


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 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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