Worth Noting - November 2011

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The Water Environment Association of Texas announced these award recipients:

• John Bennett, Trinity River Authority, Arthur Sidney Bedell Award

• Warren Brewer, Retired Trinity River Authority, Pillars of the Profession Award

• Dow J. “Jody” Zabolio, Upper Trinity Regional Water District, Outstanding Service Award

• Frederick Moore, San Jacinto River Authority, William D. Hatfield Award

• Buda Wastewater Treatment Plant Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year (<1 mgd)

• Woodlands Wastewater Treatment Plant Number 1, San Jacinto River Authority, Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year (1-15 mgd)

• Kerry Maxwell, City of College Station, Outstanding Operator of the Year

• City of Arlington Water Utilities-Wastewater Collection Systems Division, Sidney L. Allison Award

• Leonard E. Ripley, Dallas, Winfield S. Mahlie Award

• Jeff Sober, Dallas, Emerging Leader Award

• J. Kevin Ward, Trinity River Authority, Outstanding Public Official Award

• City of Waco Water Utility Services, Ronald B. Sieger Biosolids Management Award

• Alan Plummer, Alan Plummer and Associates, Alan H. Plummer Environmental Sustainability Award (inaugural award)


WEF Awards

The Water Environment Federation announced the winners of the 2011 WEF Excellence Awards, presented during WEFTEC 2011 in October in Los Angeles:

• Camp Applied Research Award, Dr. Henryk Melcer

• Collection Systems Award, Joan Hawley

• Eddy Wastewater Principles and Processes Medal, Chakkrid Sattayatewa, Krishna Pagilla, Robert Sharp and Paul Pitt

• Emerson Distinguished Service Medal, Dr. Charles A. Sorber

• Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal, Dr. Nancy Love

• Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal, Amanda McInnis, Herb Bartle, Tom Adams and Coralynn Revis

• Industrial Water Quality Achievement Award, Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc.

• Innovative Technology Awards: Adaptive N-Impeller, ITT Water and Wastewater USA, Collection Systems Category; BNR IntelliPro, Aqua-Aerobics Systems, Instrumentation Category; AdvanTex Treatment System, Orenco Systems, Process Equipment Category; Smart Conveying Technology, seepex, Solids Handling/Disposal Category

• McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration or Sustainable Use Award, Hua Cai, Alessia G. Eramo, Patrick J. Evans, Rodney Fricke and Rachel A. Brennan

• Morgan Operational Solutions Award, Woodie Mark Muirhead

• Member Association Achievement Award, Puerto Rico Water & Environment Association

• Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award, Tom Johnson

• Public Education Award: Jeffrey Kalmes, Individual Category; LOTT Clean Water Alliance, Other Category

• Public Officials Award, The Honorable John D. Dingell, Michigan; Robert E. Moore, The Metropolitan District Commission, Hartford, Conn.; and Councilwoman Jan Perry, Los Angeles

• Water Quality Improvement Award, Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative

• WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship, Trevor Ghylin

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.



British Columbia

The British Columbia Water & Waste Association has these courses:

• November (dates TBA) – SCADA Seminar: Modern SCADA System 101 for Wastewater

• November (dates TBA) – P3 Seminar: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships

Visit www.bcwwa.org.



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



The Illinois Water Environment Association has a Collections Systems seminar in Lisle on Nov. 2. Visit www.iweasite.org.



The New England Water Environment Association has a Residuals, Biosolids and Energy Conference in Seekonk Nov. 9-10. Visit www.newea.org.



The Michigan Water Environment Association has a Process seminar in East Lansing on Nov. 9. Visit www.mi-wea.org.


North Carolina

The North Carolina American Water Works Association & Water Environment Association has these courses:

• Dec. 1 – Customer Relations, Statesville

• Dec. 13 – Safety, Wrightsville Beach

Visit www.ncsafewater.org.



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



The Water Environment Association of Ontario has a Biosolids Beneficial Use seminar in Burlington Nov. 7-8. Visit www.weao.org.



The Texas Water Utilities Association has these courses:

• Nov. 7 – Wastewater Collection, Corpus Christi

• Nov. 8 – Pumps and Pumping, Gatesville

• Nov. 15 – Wastewater Collection, San Marcos

• Nov. 15 – Basic Wastewater, New Braunfels

• Dec. 13 – Distribution, Waco

Visit www.twua.org.

The Water Environment Association of Texas has these courses:

• Nov. 2-3 – Asset Management Workshop, Austin

• Dec. 1 – Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Best Practices, Austin

Visit www.weat.org.



The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

• Nov. 3 – Lab 201, Milton

• Nov. 10 – Microscopy, Chippewa Falls

• Nov. 10 – Wastewater Treatment Systems Overview, Richland Center

• Nov. 17 – Microscopy, Oconomowoc

• Dec. 8 – Wastewater Treatment Systems Overview, Valders

Visit www.dnr.state.wi.us.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development has a Sanitary Sewer and Collection System Engineering seminar Dec. 6-8 in Madison. Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.


Calendar of Events

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. 15-16

Georgia Association of Water Professionals Fall Conference & Expo and Laboratory Symposium, Athens. Visit www.gawp.org.


Nov. 16-18

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


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