Donohue and the City of St. Cloud received the 2021 Grand Conceptor Award for their collaborative efforts on the Nutrient Recovery and Reuse (NR2) project. This prestigious award is presented to the highest scoring project in ACEC Minnesota’s engineering excellence competition. Entries were judged based on originality and innovation; future value to the engineering profession; social, economic and sustainable design considerations; complexity; and meeting the client’s needs.
Donohue’s *Trent Montemayor* and *Theo VanAken*, Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW), will be co-presenting “*Creating a Solids Future*” on January 22, 2021, during the virtual Michigan WEA 2021 Wastewater Administrators’ Conference. This presentation will explore the key project planning decisions made in tackling challenges faced by the HBPW. The Holland Area Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) is a 12-million-gallon-per-day high purity oxygen activated sludge treatment facility located along the coastline of scenic Lake Macatawa. Historically, the WRF has managed its solids through a combination of landfill disposal and land application of Class B biosolids. In order to reduce financial, operational, and regulatory risks, HBPW evaluated options for improving its solids handling processes.
We wish you and your family a joyous Holiday Season and prosperous New Year. One of the real joys of the Holiday season is continuing our tradition of helping to bring sustainable clean water and sanitation solutions to communities around the world through support for Water for People, Wisconsin Water for the World, and Global Water Stewardship.
Donohue and the City of Medford received the 2020 Grand Award for engineering excellence from ACEC Wisconsin. The Grand Award is presented to one project that best represents the spirit and criteria of the competition. Criteria include innovation, client satisfaction, complexity, future value to the engineering profession, and social, economic, and sustainable design considerations.
Two Donohue personnel are featured speakers at the Wisconsin Wastewater Operators’ Association (WWOA) Annual Conference being held virtually October 20-22, 2020.
Three Donohue personnel are presenters at the American Water Works Association Wisconsin Virtual Conference being held September 16-18, 2020.
Five Donohue wastewater professionals will be sharing technical presentations as part of the virtual Indiana Water Environment Association’s annual conference. Brief summaries of the presentations follow.
Kam P. Law, Ph.D., PE, ENV SP joins Donohue & Associates as a Senior Project Manager and Practice Leader: Wastewater Innovations. In this key leadership role, Kam will work directly with our wastewater clients to understand and address their needs and lead project teams. She brings 25 years of industry experience as a wastewater process engineer for facilities in the Upper Midwest and across the U.S. As the Practice Leader for Wastewater Innovations, she will work to advance the wastewater field, guiding Donohue teams and our clients in their efforts to effectively employ and implement innovative and emerging technologies and practices.
The South Milwaukee Water Utility and Donohue & Associates received an American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Wisconsin 2020 Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award for the New Clearwells and High Service Pump Station project.
The City of Medford, Wisconsin and Donohue & Associates received an American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Wisconsin 2020 Engineering Excellence Best of State Award for the Innovative Low Level Phosphorus Compliance project.