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National Association of Clean Water Agencies honors ASCE, APWA, and ACEC
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Public Works Association (APWA), and American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) received the 2012 National Environmental Achievement Special Recognition Award by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) for their work creating the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). The three organizations were instrumental in creating the Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System, which is designed to help evaluate the sustainability of infrastructure, set realistic priorities, and foster improvement in the sustainable performance and resilience of physical infrastructure. Through a holistic approach, the Envision system rates all types and sizes of civil infrastructure projects and does so in terms of the triple bottom line –environmental, economic, and community benefits.
Information about ISI and Envision is available at

IECA introduces four new educational tracks
DENVER – The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) introduced four new Educational Tracks to replace its eight previous Technology Sections. According to the association, these new streamlined tracks will allow IECA to better serve the ever-evolving needs of its members by addressing the changes in the regulatory and economic landscape through continuing education. In support of this move, IECA has replaced the Technology Sections Committee with the Environmental Tracks Subcommittee. This new subcommittee will be under the purview of the Professional Development Committee.

The new education tracks focus on four specific areas identified as the primary topics of interest for IECA members and industry professionals seeking continuing education. The four tracks are Erosion & Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, MS4 Management, and Surface Water Restoration.

WEF and ISA collaborate on 2012 conferences
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Society of Automation (ISA) are teaming up to co-promote the 2012 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium, Aug. 7-9 in Orlando, Fla. Now in its seventh year, the symposium offers an opportunity for automation professionals from the water and wastewater sector to share ideas. As a technical co-sponsor of the 2012 WWAC Symposium, WEF is helping ensure that the symposium continues to meet the needs of automation professionals who work in the wastewater sector. Additionally, the groups' collaboration is intended to promote greater involvement of ISA's automation and instrumentation expertise within WEF's annual wastewater show WEFTEC.
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