ACI announces new officers
FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. — The American Concrete Institute (ACI) introduced its 2011-2012 president, vice president, and four board members during the ACI Spring 2011 Convention in Tampa, Fla. Kenneth C. Hover was elected to serve as president of the Institute for 2011-2012. Anne M. Ellis was elected ACI vice president for a two-year term, and James K. Wight now is the institute’s senior vice president, which also is a two-year term. Additionally, four members were elected to serve on the ACI Board of Direction, each for three-year terms. For more information, visit www.concrete.org
IECA issues call for submissions
LAS VEGAS — The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is calling for submissions for Environmental Connection 2012 (EC12), its annual conference and expo for the erosion and sediment control community. EC12 will be returning to Las Vegas, Feb. 26-29, 2012. Recommended hot topics for EC12 include: effluent limitation guidelines (ELGs) and potential impacts to new state permits; strategies for meeting ELGs on construction sites; active versus passive treatment for lowering turbidity; wetland, riparian, and soil restoration; issues related to mining operations; and procedures and specification for BMP selection and installation. For more information, visit www.ieca.org/submissions
Water associations join forces to bring key issues to Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) brought more than 170 delegates from water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities in 49 states and Puerto Rico for the 10th Water Matters! Fly In to push for smart approaches to water infrastructure finance and regulation through more than 400 meetings on Capitol Hill. Water professionals asked Congress for its support on several key issues during the Fly In, including: improved water infrastructure finance tools; renewing the federal partnership in meeting clean drinking water challenges; chemical facility security; improving clean water requirements; and supporting scientific processes when setting drinking water standards.