Worth Noting - April 2011

People/Awards; Education; Calendar of Events


Brian Skaife, Jeff Wellnitz and Marc Zimmerman of the Janesville (Wis.) Wastewater Treatment Plant received the Best Operations Award during the Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Association Conference. Joe Zakovec of Janesville received the Operator of the Year Award.

The Roger Hawkins Water Treatment Plant in Dyersburg received the Tennessee Water and Wastewater Association’s 2010 Julian R. Fleming Award for Outstanding Water Treatment Plant.

Jeff Eger, executive director of Sanitation District 1 in Fort Wright, Ky., was named the executive director of the Water Environment Federation.

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The Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association has these courses:

• April 4-6 – Wastewater Analysis, Unalaska

• April 4-8 – Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems Provisional Level, Bethel

• April 7 – OSHA 8 Hour Hazwoper, Unalaska

• April 18-22 – Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems Provisional Level, Fairbanks

• May 10-11 – Introduction to Membrane Treatment, Anchorage

• May 10-12 – Pumps and Controls Training, Bethel

Visit www.awwma.org.



The California Water Environment Association has these courses:

• April 6 – O&M Infiltration and Inflow, and Line Cleaning, Eureka

• April 7 – Avoiding Common Violations, Fortuna

• May 3 – SSO Spill Volume Estimating & How to Use CIWQS (online seminar)

Visit www.cwea.org.



The Georgia Association of Water Professionals has a Customer Service Training seminar on April 18 in Macon. Visit www.gawp.org.



The Michigan Water Environment Association has a Wastewater Operators Seminar on May 12 in Gaylord. Visit www.mi-wea.org.


New York

The New York Water Environment Association has these courses:

• April 5 – Nitrogen Removal, Batavia

• April 6 – Anaerobic Digestion, Little Falls

• April 27 – Asset Management, Chenango, N.Y.

• May 3 – Anaerobic Digestion, Amherst

• May 4 – Asset Management, Rochester

Visit www.nywea.org.


North Carolina

The North Carolina AWWA has these courses:

• May 2-6 – Eastern Biological Wastewater Operators School, Raleigh

• May 10 – Lab Tech Day, Raleigh

Visit www.ncsafewater.org.



The Ohio Water Environment Association has these courses:

• May 5 – Collection Systems Workshop, Lewis Center

• May 24 – Ohio Operations Challenge and Hands-On Operator Training Day, Columbus

Visit www.ohiowea.org.



The Texas Water Utilities Association has these courses:

• April 12 – Wastewater Collection, Carrollton

• April 19 – Utilities Management, San Marcos

• May 17 – Utility Safety, Gatesville

Visit www.twua.org.



The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has these courses:

• April 5-6 – Primary Treatment, Introduction and Advanced, Chippewa Falls

• April 12-13 – Iron and Zeolite, Green Bay

• April 12-13 – Lab, Advanced, Fond du Lac

• April 19-20 – Ponds and Lagoons, Introduction and Advanced, Wausau

• April 19-21 – Surface Water Certification, Appleton

• April 26-27 – Mechanical Sludge Handling, Introduction and Advanced, Appleton

• May 2-3 – Iron, Zeolite and VOC, Fond du Lac

• May 5 – Working In The Streets: Traffic Control and Clothing, Janesville

• May 10-11 – Utility Management 2, Madison

• May 17 – Surface Water Processes, Green Bay

• May 18 – Water Supply Safety, Madison

Visit www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/es/science/opcert/training.htm.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development has a course on Nutrient Removal Engineering: Phosphorus and Nitrogen in Wastewater Treatment April 26-28 in Madison. Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

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March 27-April 1

Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association 2011 Conference, Galt House Hotel and Suites, Louisville. Visit www.kwwoa.org.


April 5-8

Texas Water 2011, Fort Worth Texas. Visit www.weat.org.


April 5-8

Water Environment Association of Utah Annual Conference, The Dixie Center, St. George. Visit www.weau.org.


April 10-12

Water Environment Federation, Disinfection 2011, Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, Ohio. Call 703/684-2441 or visit www.wef.org.


April 10-12

Water Environment Association of Ontario Technical Symposium and Exhibition, Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto. Visit www.weao.org.


April 10-13

Alabama Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Call 205/349-0067 or visit www.awea-al.com.


April 12-15

California Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario. Call 510/382-7800 or visit www.cwea.org.


April 16-20

British Columbia Water & Waste Association Annual Conference & Trade Show, Kelowna. Visit www.bcwwa.org.


April 17-20

Maritime Provinces Water & Wastewater Association Annual Seminar, Westin Hotel, Halifax, N.S. Visit www.mpwwa.ca.


April 19-20

Georgia Association of Water Professionals Spring Conference & Expo, Macon. Visit www.gawp.org.


April 26-29

Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association Statewide Conference, Hilton Anchorage. Visit www.awwma.org.


April 30-May 4

Florida Water Resources Conference, Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee. Visit www.fwrc.org.


May 9-13

New Jersey Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Bally’s Atlantic City, Atlantic City. Visit www.njwea.org.


May 10-12

Montana Section-American Water Works Association Conference, Holiday Inn and Best Western GranTree Hotels, Bozeman. Visit www.montana-awwa.org.


May 17-18

Nevada Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Visit www.nvwea.org.


May 22-25

Water Environment Federation, Residuals and Biosolids 2011: Adapting Residuals Management to a Changing Climate, Sacramento (Calif.) Convention Center. Visit www.wef.org.


May 22-25

West Virginia Water Environment Association/AWWA Annual Conference, Oglebay State Park, Wheeling. Visit www.wv-wea.org.


May 23-24

Louisiana Water Environment Association Spring Conference, Lod Cook Alumni Center, Baton Rouge. Visit www.lweaonline.org.


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