Worth Noting - March 2019

People/Awards; Calendar


The Water Environment Federation Stormwater Institute announced the following recipients of 2018 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards:

  • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Kentucky, Division of Water Quality (Phase I winner for Program Management and Overall Highest Score)
  • Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District, Kentucky (Phase I winner for Innovation)
  • City of Alexandria, Virginia (Phase 2 winner for Innovation and Overall Highest Score)
  • City of Auburn, Alabama (Phase 2 winner for Program Management).
  • The 1000 Friends of Iowa presented 2018 Best Development Awards to the following:
  • Innovative Leadership: City of Storm Lake for building a sustainable community through stormwater management, flood control, food, youth service and education
  • Stormwater Management: City of Algona for its Downtown Green Parking Lot Infrastructure Renewal Project.

Catoosa County (Georgia) officials recognized Bryant Williams, stormwater inspector, as a quarterly STAR Award recipient.

ITC Midwest received the 2018 Wildlife Habitat Council Green Infrastructure Project Award for the company’s rain garden project at ITC Midwest’s Iowa City, Iowa, warehouse. Designed with plants and loose fill, the garden can absorb 4,000 gallons of precipitation runoff. With nearby interpretive signage, employees can monitor the rain gardens and document plant health and the presence of wildlife.

The American Littoral Society received New Jersey Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards for a project to restore the inlet to Wreck Pond in Spring Lake and the Clean Water, Beautiful Bay project, which involved a series of initiatives designed to reduce pollution going into Barnegat Bay via stormwater runoff. It’s New Jersey’s premier awards program for recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs and projects throughout the state. The program is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank and the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology, in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

Robert Allen, who served on the City of Hobart (Indiana) sanitary/stormwater board for 16 years, and his wife, Zeta Allen, received the city’s Virginia Curtis Memorial Award. The award honors residents who are making a difference through leadership and volunteerism.

The Fairfax County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors appointed Randy Bartlett to lead the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. He replaces James Patteson, who retired.


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 8-10

Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Symposium, presented by the Water Environment Federation, Florida Water Environment Association and The Water Research Foundation, Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale. Visit www.wef.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.

Aug. 18-22

StormCon 2019, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Atlanta. Visit www.stormcon.com.

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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