Worth Noting - April 2020

People/Awards; Calendar


The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York presented the 2020 Platinum Award for Engineering Excellence to the Stormwater Consortium of Rockland County, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County, and H2M architects + engineers for a stormwater mapping project. Funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the purpose of the mapping project is to geolocate stormwater infrastructure including catch basins and outfalls and identify stormwater management practices.

Diane Beyer was hired as the director of Public Works for the city of Fredericksburg (Virginia). She replaces Dave King, who retired. In addition, the city hired Tyler Gelles as stormwater manager and Chantz Ballard as stormwater administrator.

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies presented Lakewood (Ohio) Mayor Mike Summers with a 2020 National Environmental Achievement Award for Local Public Service. The honor recognized Lakewood’s 220-page Clean Water Act Compliance Report to the Environmental Protection Agency outlining the city’s 15-year, $75 million plan to address water polluting the watershed during major storm events when its infrastructure is overwhelmed.

The city of Kingston, New York, received $2.5 million for improvements at Dietz Stadium, with funds coming from the state Environmental Facilities Corp.’s Green Innovation program and the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Climate Smart Communities program. The project includes repaving and redesigning the parking lot at the stadium using environmentally friendly techniques to minimize stormwater runoff.

Christopher B. Burke Engineering promoted Darren Olson to vice president of the Illinois-based consulting, engineering and surveying firm. His duties, in part, include working on urban drainage projects, watershed studies, stormwater management plans and flood control project designs.


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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