2016 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting & Technical Conference
The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at Hampton Inn & Suites, Cazenovia, New York, October 19-21, 2016. President LaFever encourages the BOT to arrive early to attend the Welcome Dinner on Wednesday evening, October 19 and the Technical Conference - Program and Plant Performance Improvements with Emphasis on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability on Thursday, October 20.
The BOT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 21. The President's Reception and Installation will be held the evening of Thursday, October 20.
Coast to Coast...AAEES October Technical Conferences
AAEES has two upcoming events in October.
October 13 | West Coast Technical Conference - Are We Ready for Climate Change? Come Ask SoCal Experts will take place at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The symposium will bring together regional experts to consider environmental challenges, approaches, and successes. Go to http://bit.ly/2016WestCoastEvent for more information and to register today. Registration: Professional - $60, Students - $35. 1.5 PDHs available.
October 20 | East Coast Technical Conference - Program and Plant Performance Improvements with Emphasis on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability will take place in Cazenovia, NY. This all-day conference will feature speakers from Central New York focusing on state-of-the-art technologies and concepts to maximize performance and improve energy efficiencies and sustainability. Go to http://bit.ly/AAEES2016Conference for more information and to register today. Registration: AAEES Members - $100, Non-members - $125, Students - $25. NYS PDHs pending.
2017 Committee Appointments
Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect Robert Williams is looking forward to receiving your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2016. The Academy is seeking volunteers who are interested in helping the Academy through its network of committees. Committee appointments are for three-year terms. Please email your recommendations and letters of interest to the attention of President-Elect Williams either via email, JSOlmo@aaees.org or via postal mail to Academy Headquarters * 147 Old Solomons Island Road* Suite 303 * Annapolis, MD 21401, at your earliest convenience. For a list of committees and committee members click here.
2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Competition and Awards
Give your best projects the international recognition they deserve. Begin planning your entry now. Deadline for entries is February 1, 2017. Participants in the 2017 AAEES E3S will be able to submit completed entries online. Look for details at www.aaees.org.
2016 IWA Project Innovation Awards
The IWA Project Innovation Awards (PIA) aims to highlight innovative water and wastewater engineering projects around the world, thus bringing recognition to these projects as models of engineering excellence and spreading the knowledge of water and wastewater science and management. The awards span six categories: Applied Research, Planning, Design, Small Projects, Operations/Management, and Marketing and Communication. All 2015 and 2016 E3S award winners are invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website http://www.iwa-network.org/iwa-project-innovation-awards/. More details forthcoming.
Electronic Certification Applications Available Year 'round
Who encouraged you to obtain your Certification? Won't you encourage qualified colleagues and associates to submit their applications for specialty certification? The Academy's online application forms make it easy to initiate the process. Don't wait for the last minute to help an associate receive the recognition and prestige that comes with becoming a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member (non-PE), or Board Certified Environmental Scientist. Certification information and applications are available online at www.aaees.org under Membership. When encouraging applicants, be sure to send them the link to the Academy's "Value of Certification Video" below! Just copy and paste this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Of8-NsLjU into your message.
AAEES on Social Media
Reap the little-known advantages of social media. It's not too late to start. Try visiting, following, subscribing to, and recommending the Academy on all of its newly updated social media networks. Contribute a valuable discussion to the 3,000+ subscribers on LinkedIn, join the conversation on Twitter, check out your Academy's exciting events on Facebook, view the most up to date photos on Flickr, and much more! Give it a whirl! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the new shortcuts on the AAEES homepage: http://www.aaees.org.
Thirty-eight BCEE/BCEEM/BCESs, chosen at random, have received notices for the 2016 audit. Each person audited is being asked to supply the Recertification Committee with documentation substantiating at least 40 Professional Development Hours. If you work full-time, you automatically receive 24 PDHs which means you only have to report 16 more to reach the required minimum. This can be done by attending seminars, classes, symposiums, exhibits, performing presentations, etc. The PDHs are acquired by continuing professional development activities during calendar years January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015 to ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements for Active and Life Active specialty certification. Those who were audited within the past 10 years are exempt from the current cycle.
If you have not renewed your certification by March 31st it is considered expired! 2017 Specialty Certification Renewals will be sent out by email in September. Please contact Joyce Dowen at Academy Headquarters at 410-266-3311 or JDowen@aaees.org. Did you know you can always renew online anytime at The AAEES Center at: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES.
Annual Certification Renewal
Renewal notices for the 2017 Certifications will be emailed by the end of this week. Upon receipt, please log into the AAEES Center at https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES and complete your renewal as soon as possible. Please be sure to review and update your data under "My Information" no later than December 31, 2016. It is important to get corrections on your Member Data to the Academy to ensure those changes are printed in the 2017 edition of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science. If you need assistance, please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org.
Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy
It's easy and free to host an Academy Workshop or Seminar in your locale - If you would like to learn more, please email Workshops and Seminars Chair, Sharon Yin, email@example.com, and copy JSOlmo@aaees.org. Be sure to give an approximate date and suggested topic (if any), possible speakers, and possible location. For three easy steps to hosting an event, click here.
September 26, 2016 - AAEES Breakfast at WEFTEC. All are invited! This year's breakfast is at 7:00 am at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. The Keynote Speaker is James R. Mihelcic, Ph.D., BCEEM, Samuel L. and Julia M. Flom Professor & State of Florida 21st Century World Class Scholar, University of South Florida. Details of his speech to follow. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.
September 26-28, 2016 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 2864 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson or email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are made possible only through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team!
October 13, 2016, Are We Ready for Climate Change? Come Ask SoCal Experts. The American Academy The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) invites you to attend a panel discussion at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) on Thursday, October 13, 2016. This symposium will bring together regional experts to consider environmental challenges, approaches, and successes. Focus on strategies implemented by proactive utilities. Register online now at http://bit.ly/2016WestCoastEvent.
October 20, 2016, AAEES Technical Conference: Program and Plant Performance Improvements with Emphasis on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Hampton Inn & Suites, Cazenovia, NY. The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) will be hosting a one-day technical conference in Cazenovia, New York in conjunction with the Academy's Board of Trustees Meeting the following day. The selected speakers represent the "Best of the Best" professionals from Central New York in their environmental specialties of water and wastewater. Attendees will hear about the proven and state-of-the-art technologies and concepts to maximize performance and improve energy efficiencies and sustainability. Register online now at http://bit.ly/AAEES2016Conference.