Worth Noting - December 2019

People/Awards; Learning Opportunities; Calendar


Samantha Harper was hired as the water superintendent for the Jefferson County (Washington) Public Utility District.

Christie Baumel was hired as a deputy mayor for the city of Madison (Wisconsin). Stormwater management will be among her responsibilities.

Daniel Bobadilla was hired as Public Works director and city engineer for the city of Chino Hills (California).

Andrew Flynn was hired as a technical professional 1-civil by Wood Environment & Infrastructure. Stormwater modeling is among his specialties.

Jeff Arthur was hired as director of Public Works by the city of Lafayette (Colorado).

The city of West Plains (Missouri) received a $1.8 million grant from U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. The funds will go toward infrastructure improvements needed to establish stormwater detention basins.

The Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Department of Public Works’ Watershed Protection and Restoration Program received a Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Award from the Water Environment Federation.

Christopher B. Burke received the 2019 Ray K. Linsley Award for surface water hydrology from the American Institute of Hydrology.

Water Environment Services received the 2019 Outstanding Member Agency Award from the Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies. Water Environment Services earned the award for its leadership in pollution prevention and innovation in environmental management relating to the Carli Creek Water Quality Project.



The American Public Works Association is offering a Talking Top Tech webinar on Dec. 5. Visit www.apwa.net


Jan. 14-16

South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems Conference, Ramkota Hotel, Pierre, South Dakota. Visit www.sdarws.com.

Feb. 18-20

Illinois Rural Water Association Conference, Holiday Inn, Effingham, Illinois. Visit www.ilrwa.org.

March 23-26

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

April 14-17

Center for Watershed Protection National Watershed and Stormwater Conference, Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas. Visit www.cwp.org.

May 17-21

World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, presented by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino hotel, Henderson, Nevada. Visit www.ewricongress.org.

May 19-22

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

July 12-15

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, CHI Health Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Visit www.asabe.org.

Aug. 9-12

American Society of Civil Engineers Pipelines Conference 2020, San Antonio (site TBA). Visit www.asce.org.

Aug. 18-22

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

Sept. 14-16

National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference, Phoenix (site TBA). Visit www.nrwa.org.

Nov. 9-12

American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South, Kissimmee, Florida. Visit www.awra.org.


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