Worth Noting - October 2011

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John Mele, area manager North Atlantic Region for HOBAS Pipe USA, received the 2011 Harry P. Croft Award from the New Jersey Water Environment Association for distinguished and outstanding service.

The Las Vegas Valley Water District received the Innovation in Customer Service Level II Award from the CS Week organization.

The Water Environment Federation will honor the first 17 recipients of the WEF Fellow Recognition Program during WEFTEC Oct. 15-19 in Los Angeles. The program honors the professional achievements, stature and contributions of WEF members in various water fields. Fellow recipients will be permitted to use the WEF Fellow designation after their names in a professional capacity. The 2011 recipients are:

• Pedro Alvarez, Rice University, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Houston, Texas

• Walter Bailey, DC Water & Sewer Authority, Washington, D.C.

• James L. Barnard, Black & Veatch, Leawood, Kan.

• Paul L. Bishop, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va.

• Pen-Chi Chiang, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan

• Stephan D. Frank, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, Denver, Colo.

• Paul L. Freedman, Limno Tech, Ann Arbor, Mich.

• Thomas E. Kunetz, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Ill.

• Eric R. Lecuyer, Central States WEA, Crystal Lake, Ill.

• Bruce E. Logan, Penn State University, University Park, Pa.

• Nancy G. Love, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

• Tim Madhanagopal, Orange County Utilities, South Water Reclamation Facility, Orlando, Fla.

• John T. Morris, Morris Water Resources Consultants, San Marino, Calif.

• John T. Novak, Virginia Poly Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Va.

• Krishna R. Pagilla, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

• James Tony Parrott, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio

• Spyros Pavlostathis, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta


TPO welcomes your contribution to this listing. To recognize members of your team, please send notices of new hires, promotions, service milestones, certifications or achievements to editor@tpomag.com.



The California Water Environment Association has these courses:

• Oct. 5, 12 – Introduction to Wastewater Math, Gilroy

• Oct. 6, 13, 20 – Introduction to Wastewater Treatment, Watsonville

• Oct. 19 – Introduction to Wastewater Treatment, Gilroy

Visit www.cwea.org.



The Georgia Association of Water Professionals has a Fall Conference & Expo and Laboratory Symposium in Athens on Nov. 15. Visit www.gawp online.org.



The Illinois Water Environment Association has a Laboratory Seminar in Schaumburg on Oct. 20. Visit www.iweasite.org.



The Michigan Water Environment Association has these courses:

• Oct. 25 – Health and Safety Seminar, East Lansing

• Nov. 9 – Process, East Lansing

Visit www.mi-wea.org.


New York

The New York Water Environment Association has a Confined Space course in Potsdam on Oct. 11. Visit www.nywea.org.



The Ohio Water Environment Association has a Biosolids Workshop on Dec. 8. Visit www.ohiowea.org.



The Texas Water Utilities Association has these courses:

• Oct. 11 – Wastewater Collection, Waco

• Nov. 7 – Wastewater Collection, Corpus Christi

• Nov. 8 – Pumps and Pumping, Gatesville

• Nov. 15 – Wastewater Collection, San Marcos

Visit www.twua.org.

The Water Environment Association of Texas has an Asset Management Workshop in Austin Nov. 2-3. Visit www.weat.org.



The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

• Oct. 3-4 – Activated Sludge-Intro, Chippewa Falls

• Oct. 5-6 – Activated Sludge-Advanced, Chippewa Falls

• Oct. 12-13 – Primary Treatment-Intro and Advanced, Green Bay

• Oct. 18-19 – Disinfection-Intro and Advanced, Oconomowoc

• Oct. 24-25 – Phosphorus Removal-Intro and Advanced, Stevens Point

• Oct. 26-27 – Lab-Advanced, Stevens Point

• Nov. 10 – Microscopy, Oconomowoc

Visit www.dnr.state.wi.us.


Calendar of Events

Oct. 2-4

Atlantic Canada Water & Wastewater Association 2011 Annual Conference, Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre, St. John’s, New-foundland. Visit www.acwwa.ca.


Oct. 4-7

Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Association Annual Conference, La Crosse. Visit www.wwoa.org.


Oct. 15-19

Water Environment Federation WEFTEC 2011, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles. Visit www.weftec.org.


Nov. 2-4

Nebraska Water Environment Association Conference, Holiday Inn, Kearney. Visit www.ne-wea.org.


Nov. 9-10

New England Water Environment Association North East Residuals, Biosolids and Energy Conference, Seekonk, Mass. Visit www.newea.org.


Nov. 13-16

North Carolina American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Embassy Suites Concord Convention Center, Concord. Visit www.ncsafewater.org.


Nov. 16-18

Indiana Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis. Visit www.indiana wea.org.


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