Worth Noting - February 2013

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The Fort Knox (Ky.) Wastewater Treatment Facility received OSHA Star status under Kentucky's Voluntary Protection Program, administered by the Kentucky Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Program.

The San Antonio Water System (Texas) received the Award for Excellence in Innovation from the Water Environment Research Foundation in part for its innovations in wastewater treatment.

Robert Nerenberg, Ph.D., of the University of Notre Dame, received the Paul L. Busch Award from the Water Environment Research Federation Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research. The prize is awarded for research that could dramatically decrease operational costs at wastewater treatment facilities.

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The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is offering these courses:


  • Feb. 4-8 – Intermediate Wastewater Treatment Training, Anchorage
  • Feb. 21-22 – Electrical Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance, Anchorage
  • May 22-23 – Pumps and Pump Systems: Specifications, Installation and Operation, Anchorage


Visit www.awwma.org.


The Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) has a Utility Management Seminar on Feb. 21 in Gainesville. Visit www.fwea.org.

The FWEA Air Quality Committee (AQC) will hold a March 7 workshop dealing with odor control solutions in wastewater. A team of nationally recognized experts from top engineering firms will take part. Visit www.fwea.org/air_quality_workshop.php for more information.

In addition, an FWEA Air Quality Committee forum has been set up on LinkedIn with the aim to provide information and education around odor control for the water and wastewater fields. To join the group and ongoing discussions, visit www.linkedin.com/groups/FWEA-Air-Quality-Committee-4758341?gid=4758341&trk=group-view-button.

The Florida Water & Pollution Control Operators Association will hold its annual Spring State Short School March 25-29 at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce. Visit www.fwpcoa.org.


The Kansas Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • Feb. 1 – Wastewater Preparation, Phillipsburg
  • Feb. 8 – Small Wastewater Systems, Dodge City
  • Feb. 13-14 – Utility Management Skills, Independence
  • Feb. 14 – Wastewater Stabilization Lagoons, Liberal
  • Feb. 20-21 – Wastewater Workshop, Parsons
  • Feb. 26 – Special Topics-Emerging Contaminants, Dodge City
  • Feb. 28 – Special Topics-Corrosion, Dodge City
  • March 6 – Intro to Water and Wastewater Conveyance, Phillipsburg
  • March 6-7 – Topics in Wastewater, Kansas City
  • March 14 – Small Wastewater Systems, Fort Scott
  • March 15 – Special Topics-Membranes, Dodge City
  • March 19 – Special Topics-Corrosion, Medicine Lodge
  • March 21 – Special Topics-Ultrasound and Ultraviolet, Medicine Lodge

Visit www.kwea.net.


The Michigan Water Environment Association is offering the following courses:

  • Feb. 18-22 – General Wastewater Treatment Intro and Advanced, Chippewa FallsMay 14 – Lab Practice Seminar, location TBA

Visit www.mi-wea.org.


The Ohio Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • March 7 – Government Affairs Workshop, Lewis CenterMay 9 – Collections System Workshop, Grove City

Visit www.ohiowea.org.


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

  • Feb. 18-22 – General Wastewater Treatment Intro and Advanced, Chippewa Falls
  • Feb. 26-27 – Primary Treatment Intro and Advanced, Madison
  • March 5-6 – Anaerobic Digestion, Stevens Point
  • March 7 – Anaerobic Digestion Advanced, Stevens Point
  • March 12-13 – Phosphorus Removal Intro and Advanced, Green Bay
  • March 14 – Paper Industry Wastewater Treatment, Green Bay
  • March 19-20 – Trickling Filters and RBCs Intro and Advanced, Chippewa Falls

Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.

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

March 20-22 – Wastewater Pumping Systems and Lift Stations, MadisonApril 23-25 – Nutrient Removal Engineering: Phosphorus and Nitrogen in Wastewater Treatment, Madison

Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.


Feb. 4-6

New York Water Environment Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, New York Marriott Marquis. Visit www.nywea.org.

Feb. 23-26

Water Environment Federation Disinfection and Public Health Conference 2013, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind.
Visit www.wef.org.

March 10-13

American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation Utility Management Conference, Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa. Visit www.wef.org.

March 18-21

Illinois Water Environment Association and Illinois Section-AWWA WATERCON 2013, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield. Visit www.isawwa.org.

March 23-27

Missouri Water Environment Association/American Water Works Association Joint Annual Conference, Osage Beach. Visit www.mwea.org.

April 7-9

Water Environment Association of Ontario Technical Symposium, Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto. Visit www.weao.org.

April 7-10

Alabama Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Visit www.awea-al.com.

April 14-18

Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association Annual Conference, Galt House Hotel & Suites, Louisville. Visit www.kwwoa.org.

April 16-19

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

April 20-24

British Columbia Water & Waste Association Annual Conference and Trade Show, Kelowna. Visit www.bcwwa.org.

April 28-May 1

Arkansas Water Works and Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Hot Springs. Visit www.awwwea.org.

April 29-May 2

Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association Annual State Conference, Anchorage Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, Anchorage. Visit www.awwma.org.

May 5-8

Residuals and Biosolids 2013: Emerging Opportunities for Sustainable Resource Recovery, Nashville (Tenn.) Convention Center. Visit www.wef.org.

May 14-17

Central States Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Monona Terrace, Monona, Wis. Visit www.cswea.org.


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