Worth Noting - August 2019

People/Awards; Calendar


Jade Dunhour has been hired as the diversity, outreach and employment resources program manager for the borough of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She is tasked with creating a diverse pool of future local leaders and employees, including those in the stormwater sector.

OptiRTC, which makes a cloud platform for stormwater management, hired David Rubinstein as its CEO. Rubinstein served as its president and chief operating officer since he joined the Boston company in January 2018.

Jennifer Drake, civil engineering assistant professor at the University of Toronto, received the Engineers Canada Young Engineer Achievement Award. Drake and her team of researchers consult with cities, conservation authorities and the private sector to introduce “low impact development” systems using such integrated tools as green roofs and permeable pavement as an alternative to traditional stormwater solutions.

Lance Overstreet was hired as city engineer for the city of San Angelo (Texas), having previously served as assistant director of the city’s Water Utilities department and as assistant city engineer. He also worked for the city as a stormwater engineer and a project engineer.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation presented State Sen. Emmett Hanger of Virginia with a 2019 Legislator of the Year award. Hanger helped ensure continued investment in the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund, which supports small and large counties and cities that put in projects to reduce polluted runoff from developed areas.

The New Castle County Department of Public Works received a Conservation Award for the Westwoods Stormwater Management Pond Upgrade near Hockessin. The honor was presented as part of the Delaware Governor’s Agricultural and Urban Conservation Awards.

Clean Lake Union and Salmon-Safe received a Green Globe Award from King County (Washington) for partnering with Mark Grey of Stephen C. Grey & Associates on a project to treat 2 million gallons of polluted stormwater runoff flowing annually from the Aurora Bridge into the Lake Washington Ship Canal, where it impacts the health of migrating salmon and other aquatic species before flowing through the Ballard Locks into Puget Sound. The team designed and built rain gardens and bioswales on nearby land with funding from Boeing, technical and design services by KPFF and Weber Thompson, and outreach support from The Nature Conservancy in Washington.

Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles County supervisor, received a Bring Back the Beach Award from environmental group Heal the Bay. Kuehl was honored for, in part, championing Measure W, a ballot measure that will generate $330 million annually to fund projects that capture stormwater, treat runoff and replenish the local water supply.


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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