Worth Noting - March 2020

People/Awards; Calendar


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented the Indianapolis Airport Authority with a PISCES award to honor its stormwater and de-icing capacity project, which improves stormwater infrastructure and enhances water quality at the airport. PISCES stands for Performance and Innovation in the State Revolving Fund Creating Environmental Success.

The Gallery Garden on Main Street in Marshalltown (Iowa) received a Best Development Award by the 1000 Friends of Iowa organization. The downtown attraction serves as a model for stormwater management, as well as a location for local artwork.

The Western Piedmont Council of Governments (North Carolina) received an Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations. The Western Piedmont Council of Governments created a regional code compliance program to serve its 24 local municipalities. The program incorporates municipal code enforcement, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance for local governments under Title II, and a Stormwater and Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination process under the EPA and North Carolina Department of Environment Quality.

The city of Malibu (California) received a Beacon Spotlight Gold Level Award: Sustainability Best Practices from the Institute for Local Government for outstanding achievements to address climate change, promote energy innovation and create more sustainable communities. Among its achievements, the city implemented stormwater capture systems throughout the city.

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas awarded civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam a gold medal for its work on the first phase of the Clear Lake flood control project in Harris County. The project, named Exploration Green, is transforming a former golf course into five massive detention ponds that can each hold 100 million gallons of stormwater. Exploration Green also will serve as a nature park.

The Army Corps of Engineers awarded the city of Huntington (West Virginia) with the Most Improved Levee System award for the Guyandotte portion of its floodwall and levee system.


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.

April 19-22

American Public Works Association North American Snow Conference, Cleveland. Visit www.apwa.net.

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 20-21

American Society of Civil Engineers Watershed Management Conference, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino Hotel, Henderson, Nevada. Visit www.asce.org.

June 14-17

American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE), Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.awwa.org.

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, San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio. Visit www.asce.org.

Aug. 10-13

National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies Annual Meeting, Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley, Park City, Utah. Visit www.nafsma.org.

Aug. 17-19

StormCon, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle. Visit www.stormcon.com.

Aug. 30-Sept. 2

American Public Works Association Public Works Expo (PWX 2020), Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. Visit www.apwa.net.

Sept. 14-16

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

Oct. 28-31

American Society of Civil Engineers Annual Convention, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California. Visit www.asce.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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