Worth Noting - January 2020

People/Awards; Calendar


Barbara Dunn was hired as a stormwater technician for the city of Seminole (Florida).

Keith Lanfear was hired as Public Works superintendent for the village of Lake George (New York). He replaces Dave Harrington, who retired after 26 years as a village employee.

Kevin Gray was hired as director of Public Works and Engineering for the village of Carpentersville (Illinois). He replaces Bob Cole, who retired after more than three decades as a village employee.

The city of Warsaw was honored by the Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management for its Beyer Brady Trail Stormwater Quality Project.

The Detroit Biodiversity Network, a student-led, sustainability-focused organization at Wayne State University, received a 2019 Ford College Community Challenge award from the Ford Motor Co. Fund to carry out and expand its Sustainable Landscape Collaborative program in partnership with community-based nonprofit organization Detroit Future City. The $25,000 award will support greenhouse upgrades and the training of Wayne State students from diverse backgrounds as Detroit Biodiversity Network Fellows, gaining expertise in native plant propagation, sustainable landscape practices and green stormwater infrastructure design and management. 

The townships of East Mahoning and Burrell (Pennsylvania) received Project of the Year honors from the Indiana County Conversation District for excellence in their use of grant funds to control stormwater drainage and at the same time preserving their transportation system and natural waterways.

The Albany Park Stormwater Diversion Tunnel in the city of Chicago received first-place honors from the Construction Management Association of America in the category of Environmental Project with a Construction Value Greater Than $50 Million. The construction manager was WSP USA for the city of Chicago Department of Transportation.

The city of Tulsa (Oklahoma) received the Ronald D. Flanagan Platinum Project Award from the Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association for its stormwater management program that helped save lives and property during the 2019 Arkansas River flood event.


Jan. 14-16

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

Feb. 17-20

Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. Visit www.wwettshow.com.

Feb. 18-20

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

Feb. 25-28

Utility Management Conference, presented by the Water Environment Federation and American Water Works Association, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove, California. Visit www.awwa.org.

March 23-26

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

March 29-April 1

American Water Works Association Sustainable Water Management Conference, Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis. Visit www.awwa.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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