Worth Noting - July 2011

People/Awards; Education; Calendar


Samuel Davis, electronics technician with U.S. Water, working at the Florida Government Utility Authority’s Seven Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant in Holiday, Fla., received a Placard of Appreciation from U.S. Water to recognize his efforts with plant upgrades, electronic devices, and SCADA deployment, all of which led to improved plant efficiency. He also received a dinner gift card and was recognized in a presentation ceremony with his colleagues.

The California Water Environment Association-San Diego Section awarded the City of Escondido wastewater facility and staff three awards of excellence. The city’s Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility was awarded the Plant of the Year Award 2010; Sarah Hooper, operator at the HARRF, won the Operator of the Year Award; and Christina Moran, associate chemist at the city’s HARRF Laboratory, won the Laboratory Person of the Year Award.

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The Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association has these courses:

• Aug. 17 – Confined Space, Bowling Green

• Aug. 18 – Confined Space, Beattyville

Visit www.kwwoa.org.



The Michigan Water Environment Association has these courses:

• Sept. 8 – Collections, Bath

• Sept. 27-28 – Biosolids, Kalamazoo

Visit www.mi-wea.org.


North Carolina

The North Carolina-American Water Works Association has these courses:

• Aug. 11 – Back to the Basics, Greenville

• Sept. 20 – Safety, Clemmons

Visit www.ncsafewater.org.



The Ohio Water Environment Association has a Plant Operations course in Lewis Center Sept. 21-22. Visit www.ohiowea.org.



The Pennsylvania Water Environment Association has these courses:

• Sept. 14 – Securing Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Camp Hill

• Sept. 22 – Securing Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Hamburg

• Sept. 23 – Securing Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Pittsburgh

Visit www.pwea.org.



The Texas Water Utilities Association has these courses:

• July 18 – Utilities Management, Carrollton

• July 19 – Utilities Calculations, Gatesville

• Aug. 9 – Pumps and Pumping, Carrollton

• Aug. 15 – Pumps and Pumping, Corpus Christi

• Sept. 12 – Safety, Corpus Christi

• Sept. 13 – Utilities Calculations, Carrollton

• Sept. 14 – Management, Corpus Christi

• Sept. 19 – Calculations, Corpus Christi

• Sept. 20 – Wastewater Collection, Victoria

Visit www.twua.org.

The Water Environment Association of Texas has a course on Capacity, Management, Operation and Maintenance – Proactive Approach, Aug. 11-12 in Austin. Visit www.weat.org.



The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has these courses:

• July 14 – Excavation “Competent Person” Safety, Plover

• July 28 – Permit-Required Confined Space Entry, Ashwaubenon

• July 28 – Collection Systems, Marshfield

• Aug. 18 – Confined Space Entry Hands-On Training, Plover

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



July 10-13

Georgia Association of Water Professionals’ Annual Conference & Expo, Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Savannah. Visit www.gawponline.org.


July 21-22

Nebraska Water Environment Association’s Heartland Operators Conference, Holiday Inn, Kearney. Call 402/228-5221 or visit www.ne-wea.org.


July 31-Aug. 3

Water Environment Federation Energy and Water 2011: Efficiency, Generation, Management and Climate Impacts, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago. Call 703/684-2441 or visit www.wef.org.


Aug. 1-2

Virginia Water Environment Association Annual GLP Conference, Omni Charlottesville Hotel. Visit www.vwea.org.


Aug. 30-Sept. 1

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


Sept. 11-18

Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association Building Professional Excellence Conference, Hilton Vancouver (Wash.). Call 208/455-8381 or visit www.pncwa.org.


Sept. 14-15

Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association Fall Conference. Visit www.kwwoa.org.


Sept. 15-16

New York Water Environment Association 2011 Science and Technical Conference, Hotel Thayer, West Point. Call 315/422-7811 or www.nywea.org.


Sept. 25-27

The Water Environment of Ontario National Residuals and Biosolids Conference, Centre des Congres, Quebec City. Visit www.weao.org.


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