Worth Noting/Calendar - December 2021


David Mulvihill retired from the city of Erie (Pennsylvania) after working for the city for 28 years, including the past four years as public works director. Among his accomplishments, he helped transform the city’s stormwater system. Chuck Zysk takes over as director after serving as the city’s assistant director of public works. A.J. Antolik was hired to fill the assistant director position.

The Watershed Company (Washington) hired Kim Frappier as an environmental planner and Heather Rogers as a planner. The company provides a variety of services, including stormwater monitoring.

The borough of Etna was designated as a 2021 Great Place in Pennsylvania by the state’s American Planning Association. Etna’s stormwater projects were among the items that were cited for the recognition.

Watershed Wisdom, a lesson plan for schools on maintaining healthy water quality and watersheds, earned the Grand Award from the 2021 APEX Awards for Excellence in the Campaigns, Programs and Plans category. The lessons are a collaborative effort among North Carolina Watershed Stewardship Network, with key support from the North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute, North Carolina Sea Grant, Project WET, PBS North Carolina, City of Raleigh Stormwater, Town of Hillsborough Stormwater and Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership.

The U.S. Water Alliance honored Tucson Water for the city’s 20-year effort to move toward a more sustainable system for supplying water. Tucson used to be the largest American city entirely reliant on groundwater. That left the city vulnerable to overdrafting supplies, so it transitioned to almost entirely renewable water supplies. Tucson Water made that happen through multiple projects, including incorporating green stormwater infrastructure. 


Dec. 1-2

American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association Annual Conference, events being held virtually. Visit www.arcsa.org.

Feb. 15-18

International Erosion Control Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota. Visit www.ieca.org.

March 2-5

National Utility Contractors Association Annual Convention and Exhibit, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, Texas. Visit www.nuca.com.

March 13-16

American Society of Civil Engineers Operation and Maintenance of Stormwater Control Measures Conference, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, North Carolina. Visit www.asce.org.

April 24-27

American Water Resources Association Spring Conference, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Visit www.awra.org.

May 2-4

Montana Stormwater Association Annual Conference, Holiday Inn Downtown, Missoula. Visit www.mtstormwaterconference.org.

June 27-29

Water Environment Federation Stormwater Summit, Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit www.wef.org.

Sept. 26-28

National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference, (hotel/conference center TBA), National Harbor, Maryland. Visit www.nrwa.org.

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