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The Town of Provincetown (Mass.) received the 2011 Wastewater Utility Award from the New England Water Environment Association.

John Gibson, the City of Raleigh wastewater facility manager at the Smith Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, was named the 2011 North Carolina recipient of the Water Environment Federation’s William D. Hatfield Award.

Advanced Waste Services of West Allis, Wis., received the Fleet Safety Award (driving between 4 million and 9 million miles with zero DOT-reportable accidents) and the Gold Safety Award (highest point total score in the heavy-duty specialty category) from its insurer, Raffles Insurance Ltd.

The Brush Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, Cranberry, Pa., received the 2011 Facilities Safety Award from the Western Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Association.

Jim Mahony, area manager Mid-Central for HOBAS Pipe USA, was inducted into the Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers by the Nebraska Water Environment Association.

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The Maritime Provinces Water and Wastewater Association will hold its annual seminar, “The Earth Is Our Island: How We Protect It,” in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, April 22-25. Visit



The Michigan Water Environment Association has these courses:

• March 22 – Lagoon Seminar, East Lansing

• May 8 – Lab Practices Seminar, East Lansing




The Ohio Water Environment Association has these courses:

• March 1 – Government Affairs Workshop, Lewis Center

• April 5 – Watershed Workshop, Columbus

• May 10 – Collection Systems Workshop, Lewis Center



South Dakota

The South Dakota Water and Wastewater Association will hold a Wastewater Operators Seminar May 1-2 in Sioux Falls. Visit



The Texas Water Utilities Association has these courses:

• March 13 – Wastewater Collection, Carrollton

• March 19 – Management, Texarkana

• March 20 – Safety, New Braunfels

• March 27 – Safety, Longview




The Virginia Water Environment Association has an Industrial Waste and Pretreatment Seminar March 5-6 in Charlottesville. Visit



The Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Association is offering the following:

• March 21 – Spring Biosolids Symposium, Stevens Point

• April 2 – Young Professional Leadership Academy, Madison


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering the following courses:

• 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


The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering the following 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



Calendar of Events

March 11-13

South Carolina Environmental Conference, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach. Call 803/ 358-0658 or visit


March 13-14

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


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


March 24-28

Missouri Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Osage Beach. Visit


March 25-28

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


April 10-13

The Water Environment Association of Texas-Texas Water 2012, San Antonio. Visit


April 15-17

North Carolina-American Water Works Association Annual Conference, Wilmington. Call 919/784-9030 or visit


April 15-18

Alabama Water Environment Association Annual Conference. Call 205/349-0067 or visit


April 15-18

Water Environment Federation Odors and Air Pollutants 2012, Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, Ky. Call 703/684-2441 or visit


April 16-19

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


April 17-18

Georgia Association of Water Professionals Spring Conference and Expo, Columbus. Visit


April 17-20

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


April 17-20

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


April 21-25

British Columbia Water & Waste Association Annual Conference, Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, Penticton. Call 604/433-4389 or visit


April 22-24

Water Environment Association of Ontario Technical Symposium and Exhibition, The Ottawa Convention Centre. Call 416/410-6933 or visit


April 24-25

Nevada Water Environment Association Annual Conference, John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Sparks. Visit


April 29-May 2

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


May 1-3

Montana Water Environment Association and Montana Section of the American Water Works Association Joint Conference, Holiday Inn Grand, Billings. Call 406/546-5496 or visit


May 7-10

Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association Annual Conference, Westmark Hotel & Convention Center, Fairbanks. Call 800/544-0970 or visit


May 13-18

New Jersey Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Bally’s Atlantic City, Atlantic City. Call 201/296-0021 or visit


May 20-23

West Virginia Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center, Parkersburg. Visit


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