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The North American Development Bank awarded a $761,000 grant toward the completion of a new wastewater collection system in Bisbee, Ariz.

American Water’s Contract Services Group received the 2012 Safety Award from the Missouri Water Environment Association. The award honored American Water for safety compliance in its operation of the City of St. Charles wastewater treatment facility.

Ramon Knutti, utilities superintendent for the town of Wingate, received the Wastewater System Operations Specialist of the Year award from Alliance of Indiana Rural Water.

Gresham, Smith and Partners, a design and consulting firm, won the Grand Award in the water/wastewater category in the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards competition. The winning project is the upgraded and expanded Bowling Green (Ky.) Municipal Utilities’ Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The Glycerol Facility at the 26th Ward Wastewater Treatment Plant in Jamaica Bay, N.Y., was named as an American Council of Engineering Companies National Recognition Award Winner for 2013.

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The California Water Environment Association has a Collection System Benchmarking Workshop on Aug. 21 (location to be determined). Visit www.cwea.org.


The Georgia Association of Water Professionals will hold a Nutrient Removal Workshop on Aug. 28 in Marietta, Ga. Visit www.gawponline.org.


The Kansas Water Environment Association is offering these courses in Dodge City:

  • July 2 – Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse
  • July 16 – Intro to Water and Wastewater Conveyance
  • July 30 – Wastewater Stabilization Lagoons

Visit www.kwea.net.


The Michigan Water Environment Association is offering these courses in East Lansing:

  • Sept. 17 – Collections Seminar
  • Oct. 30 – Health and Safety Seminar

Visit www.mi-wea.org.

New York

The New York Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • Aug. 21 – Pump Stations and Pump Hydraulics, Rochester
  • Oct. 23 – Portable Pumps – Uses, Sizing and Planning, Babylon

Visit www.nywea.org.


The Ohio Water Environment Association has an Operations/Laboratory Analysts Workshop on Sept. 25-26 in Grove City. Visit www.ohiowea.org.


The Water Environment Association of Texas has a Biosolids Odor and Corrosion Conference and Expo July 31-Aug. 1 in San Marcos. Visit www.weat.org.


The Central States Water Environment Association-Wisconsin has a Collections Systems Seminar on July 25 in Marshfield. Visit www.cswea.org/Wisconsin.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development has a Wastewater Treatment Processes and Technologies course on Sept. 24-26 in Madison. Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

Calendar of events

July 14-17
Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Conference and Expo, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.
Visit www.gawp.org.

July 28-31
Water Environment Federation/International Water Association Nutrient Removal and Recovery 2013: Trends in Resource Recovery and Use, Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, British Columbia. Visit www.wef.org.

July 30-Aug. 2
Kansas Water Environment Association Annual Water and Wastewater School, Lawrence. Visit www.kwea.net.

Aug. 6-8
2013 International Society of Automation Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium, Crowne Plaza Orlando (Fla.) Universal Hotel. Visit www.wef.org.

Aug. 26-29
Kansas Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency, Wichita. Visit www.kwea.net.

Sept. 8-11
Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Keystone, Colo. Visit www.rmwea.org.

Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Atlantic Canada Water & Wastewater Association Annual Conference, Crown Plaza, Fredericton Convention Center, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Visit www.acwwa.ca.

Oct. 5-9
2013 Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), McCormick Place South, Chicago. Visit www.weftec.org.


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