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Pierce County (Wash.) wastewater workers received the Governor’s Life Saving Award at the annual Industrial Safety and Health Conference in Tacoma for their part in helping rescue a worker who was swept into a sewer pipe:

Tom Cornwall

Jason Robinson

Erick Sund

Bob Atkinson

Larry Butner

Richard Lonzak

John Dusek

Mandel Hardy

Mark Newport

Scott Roth

Kurth Cushman

Nick Palermo

Clint Sumerall

John Crest

Tyler Robertson

Tom Purcella

Mark Emery

Paul Hargrove

The following received awards from the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships:

• New Orleans Wastewater facilities, Infrastructure Award

• City of Fayetteville, Ark., and CH2M HILL, Partnership Service Award




The Maritime Provinces Water & Wastewater Association will hold an annual seminar, “The Earth Is Our Island: How We Protect It,” in Charlottetown, PEI, April 22-25. Visit www.mpwwa.ca.



The Michigan Water Environment Association has a Lagoon Seminar in East Lansing on March 22. Visit www.mi-wea.org.



The Central States Water Environment Association-Minnesota will hold an Innovative Approaches to Wastewater Operational Problems Seminar in St. Cloud on Feb. 15. Visit www.cswea.org.



The Texas Water Utilities Association has these courses:

• Feb. 14 – Distribution, Longview

• Feb. 29 – Safety, Mineola

• March 13 – Wastewater Collection, Carrollton

• March 19 – Management, Texarkana

• March 20 – Safety, New Braunfels

• March 27 – Safety, Longview

Visit www.twua.org.



The Water Environment Association of Utah has a Biosolids 101 seminar on Feb. 15. Visit www.weau.org.



The Virginia Water Environment Association has an Industrial Waste and Pretreatment seminar March 5-6 in Charlottesville. Visit www.vwea.org.



The Water Environment Federation has a Wastewater Treatment Modeling seminar Feb. 26-28 in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec. Visit www.wef.org or www.modeleau.org/WWTmod2012.



The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering these courses:

• March 26-27 – Upgrading Your Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Program, Madison

• March 28-30 – Wastewater Pumping Systems and Lift Stations, Madison

• April 24-26 – Nutrient Removal Engineering: Phosphorus and Nitrogen in Wastewater Treatment, Madison

Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

• Feb. 1-2 – Ponds and Lagoons: Introduction and Advanced, Fennimore

• Feb. 6-10 – General Wastewater Treatment: Introduction and Advanced, Madison

• Feb. 21-22 – Anaerobic Digestion: Introduction, Burlington

• Feb. 23 – Anaerobic Digestion: Advanced, Burlington

• Feb. 27-29 – General Wastewater Treatment: Introduction and Advanced, Green Bay

• March 6-7 – Ponds and Lagoons: Introduction and Advanced, Manitowoc

• March 13-14 – Disinfection: Introduction and Advanced, Green Bay

• March 19-23 – General Wastewater Treatment: Introduction and Advanced, Chippewa Falls

• March 26-27 – Mechanical Sludge Handling: Introduction and Advanced, Oconomowoc

• April 11 – Wastewater Math, Chippewa Falls

• April 16-17 – Activated Sludge: Introduction, Madison

• April 18-19 – Activated Sludge: Advanced, Madison

• April 23-24 – Phosphorus Removal: Introduction and Advanced, Madison

• April 25-26 – Lab: Advanced, Madison

Visit www.dnr.state.wi.us.



Feb. 5-8

New York Water Environment Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, New York Marriott Marquis. Visit www.nywea.org.


Feb. 6-8

Hawaii Water Environment Association Annual Conference, location to be announced. Visit www.awwa-hi.org.


Feb. 7-8

Michigan Water Environment Association and Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association Joint Expo, Lansing Center. Call 517/627-0913 or visit www.mi-wea.org.


March 13-14

Georgia Association of Water Professionals Industrial Conference & Expo, Callaway Gardens Convention Center, Pine Mountain. Visit www.gawp.org.


March 19-22

Illinois Water Environment Association and the Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association Joint Annual Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield. Visit www.iweasite.org.


March 21

Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Association Spring Biosolids Symposium, Stevens Point. Visit www.wwoa.org.


March 24-28

Missouri Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Osage Beach. Visit www.mwea.org.


March 25-28

Water Environment Federation Residuals and Biosolids 2012: Advancing Residuals Management: Technologies and Applications, Raleigh (N.C.) Convention Center. Visit www.wef.org.


April 16-19

Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators Annual Conference, Crowne Plaza Convention Center, Springfield. Call 815/303-3745 or visit www.iawpco.org.


April 17-20

California Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Sacramento Convention Center. Visit www.cwea.org.


April 17-20

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


April 29-May 2

Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association Annual Conference, location to be announced. Visit www.awwwea.org.


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