Worth Noting - August 2010

People/Awards, Education, Calendar


The Virginia Institute of Marine Science received two awards for its performance in managing wastewater on its 40-acre shoreline campus in Gloucester Point: A Diamond Award from the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, and an Industrial Waste and Pretreatment Environmental Excellence Award in the Platinum Category from the Virginia Water Environment Association.

Veolia Water North America received the Collection System of the Year Award from the California Water Environment Association for operating and managing the wastewater collection system in Palm Springs.

The New York Water Environment Association inducted five members into its Hall of Fame: Robert Adamski, Brooklyn; Henry Chlupsa, Smithtown; Janice Jijina, Bellmore; Jerry Lastihenos, Plainview; Norman Melbinger, Locust Valley.

AceOps, the Alliance of Certified Environmental Operators, elected eight members to its board of directors: Kenneth Goering, Rick Graves, Jake Groby, Philip Koundakjian, Cody Rensink, Mark Simms (president), Royce Stephens (vice president), Dennis Williams and Steve Moehlmann (secretary-treasurer).

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The Kansas Water Environment Association has its annual Water and Wastewater School on Aug. 3-6 in Lawrence. Visit www.kwea.net.


The New England Water Environment Association has a Collection Systems Conference and Exhibit on Sept. 9 in Westford. Visit www.newea.org.


The Michigan Water Environment Association has a Collections Seminar on Sept. 9 in East Lansing. Visit www.mi-wea.org.

North Carolina

The North Carolina Water Environment Association has a Back to the Basics Seminar on Aug. 19 in Fayetteville. Visit www.ncsafewater.org.


The Ohio Water Environment Association has a Plant Operations/Lab Analysis Workshop on Sept. 1-2 in Columbus. Visit www.ohiowea.org.

Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association

The PNCWA has Safety and Occupational Health Webinars on Aug. 12 and Sept. 9. Visit www.pncwa.org.

South Carolina

The South Carolina Section-American Water Works Association has these courses:

• Aug. 2-5 – Collection Systems, Spartanburg

• Aug. 19 – Laboratory Workshop, Columbia

• Sept. 23 – Backflow Repair Workshop, Sumter

Visit www.scawwa.org.


The Texas Water Utilities Association has these courses:

• Aug. 23 – Basic Wastewater, Corpus Christi

• Aug. 24 – Basic Wastewater, Victoria

• Sept. 13 – Effective Instructional Design, Austin

• Sept. 14 – Wastewater Collections, Marble Falls

• Sept. 20 – Utilities Management, Waco

• Sept. 21 – Pumps and Pumping, Victoria

Visit www.twua.org.

The Water Environment Association of Texas has these courses:

• Aug. 2-5 – EPA/RVIPA Pretreatment Workshop, Irving

• Aug. 30-31 – Capacity Management Operation and Maintenance Seminar, Austin

Visit www.weat.org.


The Water Environment Federation has released the fourth annual Journal of the U.S. SJWP. It shares the thoughts of today’s young scientists and provides the students with experience in scientific writing and publication. The publication is available for download on the WEF Web site at www.wef.org.


The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development has a Wastewater Treatment Plants: Processes, Design and Oper­ation course on Sept. 8-10 in Madison. Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The Central States Water Environment Association-Wisconsin Section will hold a Management Seminar on Aug. 5 at Cabela’s in Richfield, Wis.


Aug. 10-13

Michigan Water Environment Association-Michigan Section American Water Works Association Joint Annual Conference, Soaring Eagle Resort and Conference Center, Mt. Pleasant. Call 517/641-7377 or visit www.mi-wea.org.

Aug. 15-18

Biofilm Reactor Technology Conference, Portland Marriott, Portland, Ore. Call 703/684-2441 or visit www. wef.org.

Aug. 15-18

American Public Works Association International Public Works Congress and Exposition, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Call 816/ 472-6100 or visit www.apwa.net.

Aug. 19

Fox Valley Operators Association Mini-Conference, Algonquin Public Works Building, Algonquin, Ill. Call 847/742-2068 or visit www.fvoa-illinois.org.

Aug. 30-Sept. 1

Florida Rural Water Association Annual Training and Technical Conference, Hyatt Regency Jackson-ville-Riverfront. Call 402/592-6565 or visit www.frwa.net.

Aug. 30-Sept. 2

Kansas Water Environment Association-Kansas Section American Water Works Association Joint Annual Conference, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka. Call 785/357-4780 or visit www.kwea.net.

Sept. 12-15

WateReuse Symposium, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. Call 703/548-0880 or visit www. watereuse.org.

Sept. 12-15

Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association and Rocky Mountain Section-American Water Works Association Joint Annual Conference, Keystone Resort and Conference Center, Keystone, Colo. Visit www.rmwea.org.

Sept. 12-16

South Carolina Section-American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibit, Myrtle Beach. Visit www.jsc.scawwa.org.

Sept. 15-16

New York Water Environment Association Watershed Science and Technical Conference, Hotel Thayer, West Point. Visit www.nywea.org.

Sept. 15-17

South Dakota Water and Wastewater Association Annual Conference, Ramkota Inn, Sioux Falls. Visit www.sio.midco.net/sdwwa.website/index.htm.

Sept. 19-21

Northwest Biosolids Management Association Annual Conference, Campbell’s Conference Center, Chelan, Wash. Visit www.nwbiosolids.org.

Sept. 21-24

Western Canada Water Annual Conference and Trade Show, Hyatt Regency, Calgary, Canada. Visit www.wcwwa.ca.


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