Worth Noting - July 2019

People/Awards; Calendar


Michael Wehner, assistant general manager of the Orange County (California) Water District retired after 28 years’ service to the district and more than 40 years of contributions to the fields of water reuse, water quality and water resource management.

Terraphase Engineering, headquartered in California, hired Craig Heimbucher to help strengthen the firm’s capabilities in stormwater management, environmental compliance and remediation services for private and public sector clients. Heimbucher has 17 years’ engineering and management experience.

Gregory LeFevre, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa, received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award to conduct research on inexpensive ways to remove pollutants in stormwater treatment, as well as to create public education programs on water quality.

Wes Zech, Ph.D., and his previous work with the Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility in Alabama received the Environmental Excellence Award from the International Erosion Control Association Region One.

The Westmoreland (Pennsylvania) Conservation District received a 2019 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for its stormwater basin retrofitting educational video.

The Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission (Minnesota) announced the nonprofit Environmental Initiative awarded it an honorable mention Environmental Initiative Award. The award recognizes the biochar- and iron-enhanced sand filters project, a method of reducing bacteria contamination in stormwater runoff.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries awarded its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award to Jerry Simms of Atlas Metal & Iron in Colorado. Simms filled a variety of the institute’s leadership positions over the years, including being a member of the stormwater steering committee.


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.

Sept. 21-25

Water Environment Federation Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, McCormick Place, Chicago. Visit www.weftec.org.

Oct. 9-13

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

Oct. 20-23

American Water Works Association Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition, Hyatt Regency at The Arch hotel, St. Louis. Visit www.awwa.org.

Nov. 3-7

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

March 23-26

American Water Resources Association Geospatial Water Technology Conference, DoubleTree by Hilton, Austin, Texas. Visit www.awra.org.

May 19-22

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


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