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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Highpoints | Volume 31, No. 8 -- August 2015

2015 Annual Meeting

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California on Friday, October 23, 2015 starting at 7:30 AM with a Continental Breakfast.

On Thursday, October 22, the Academy will be hosting an Infrastructure Sustainability Summit at Loyola Marymount University. More information appears below under the heading of AAEES Summit. Following the Summit, the President's Reception and the Installation Dinner will be held at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 9620 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles, California from 6 to 9 p.m. The AAEES has a block of rooms at the hotel.

2016 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect Howard LaFever is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2015. 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 LaFever 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.

Committee Chair Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

The Executive Committee requests that each Committee Chair provide a report describing the committee's accomplishments for the year. Other matters the Committee wishes to bring to the Board's attention should also be included in the Committee Report. To obtain a copy of the Committee Report form, go to http://www.aaees.org/downloadcenter/ReportForm-Committees.doc.

Sponsoring Organization Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

The Executive Committee requests that each SO Liaison provide a report describing achievements in enhancing relations between the two organizations. Reports are needed by September 1 so they may be reviewed by the Executive Committee. To obtain a copy of the Sponsoring Organization Report form, go to http://www.aaees.org/downloadcenter/ReportForm-SponsoringOrganizations.doc.

2016 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, 2016. Participants in the 2016 AAEES E3S will be able to submit completed entries online. Look for details at www.aaees.org.

Thank you for all of your AAEES Awards Nominations

The Academy is grateful for all of the wonderful nominations that have been submitted for the 2016 AAEES Awards. We are carefully combing through all of the submissions for the following categories:

  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award for substantial contributions to the environmental engineering and science profession
  • Edward J. Cleary Award for outstanding management of environmental protection enterprises
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award for outstanding service to the Academy and advancement of public awareness
  • Honorary Member for professional eminence and achievements
  • International Honorary Member for professional eminence and achievements

2015 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/. More details forthcoming.

Nominate a Volunteer of the Month

Give credit where credit is due! The Academy's success is based on the selfless work of its members. If you have personal knowledge of a member's contributions to the Academy and wish to nominate that individual for AAEES's Volunteer of the Month, please send your nomination to YMoulden@aaees.org. Your nomination should not exceed 350 words.

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

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Youtube Flickr Blogspot

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 1900+ 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.

2015 Certification Audit Underway

Forty-five BCEE/BCEEMs, chosen at random, have received notices for the 2015 audit. BCES members are not yet eligible for the 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 and then you only have to come up with 16 more. 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, 2013 through December 31, 2014 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 need assistance with the audit please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311.

Membership Corner

It is never too late to renew your certification. If you need assistance please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org or renew online at http://www.aaees.org/members-specialtycertificationrenewal.php.

Staff Summer Hours

Staff summer hours began Memorial Day Weekend. The office closes Fridays at 12:00 p.m. Normal business hours resume following Labor Day Weekend. You may leave a message for any staff person by calling 410.266.3311 and listening for the appropriate extension, or send an email by clicking here.

Is Your Marketing Director Signed On?

The Academy is creating a contact list of marketing directors to improve awareness of Academy members and stakeholders and their significant achievements in environmental engineering and science. Ask your marketing director to sign up for information by visiting AAEES.org, or clicking on this link.

Attention Students

On behalf of our friends at AEESP, we would like to share an opportunity you may be interested in. The National Research Council, the National Science Foundation, and other contributing organizations are working to define the "Grand Challenges" that engineering and science will face, and need to resolve, by the year 2050.

If you are interested in contributing to this unique and important effort, we ask you to submit a summary of a Grand Challenge to the AEESP Student Services Committee. This information will be viewed and considered by the National Science Foundation and the National Research Council.

Click here for details on how to participate.

The deadline for submission is September 14. Please contact Stephanie Bolyard (stephanie.bolyard@ucf.edu) or Phil Larese-Casanova (phil@coe.neu.edu) directly with any questions you may have.

AAEES Activities

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 Sarah Cwikla at sarah.cwikla@ghd.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 27-30, 2015 - WEFTEC - AAEES will be exhibiting again this year. You can find us in Booth 1447. Volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are only possible through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team!

AAEES/AIDIS/WEF Breakfast - The informative breakfast will be held on Monday, September 28th from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. All are invited! This year's breakfast features Catherine O'Connor, Ph.D., P.E., Director of Engineering, MWRDGC. The title is "Recovering Resources, Transforming Water - Phosphorus Recovery and Other Sustainability Initiatives at Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago". "Recovering Resources, Transforming Water - Phosphorus Recovery and Other Sustainability Initiatives at Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago." The discussion will focus on the implementation of enhance biological phosphorus removal using existing infrastructure, coupled with phosphorus recovery and finishing by summarizing all resource recovery initiatives.

AAEES participation is partially sponsored by PE Consulting. Earn one Academy PDH for attending.

Register here: http://www.weftec.org/registration/

October 22, 2015 - Summit: Attaining a Sustainable Wet Infrastructure for Southern California - AAEES has assembled the leadership of the largest public water agencies in the Southern California area for a one-day program designed to provide perspective and insight on the issues they are facing in trying to meet current and future demands on their water infrastructure. This one-of-a-kind event will enable attendees to learn about the strategies that these agencies are employing in addressing the limitations that the current 500 year drought is imposing on Southern California and its ability to meet water demands. More importantly, the speakers will also focus on the options available for defining a 'new normal', and what that means for planning, designing, and building a water infrastructure that will accommodate their evolving reality.

The Academy is partnering with the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering at Loyola Marymount University in presenting this program. The Summit is designed for anyone working in the area of water issues and sustainability. We view the Summit as an opportunity for networking and best practice sharing among sustainability practitioners.

Rather than prepare a structured agenda for the Summit, we have taken the other option of simply developing a suggested theme and having our speakers address that theme in the way they see most appropriate and relevant given the nature of their operations. Our intent in holding the Summit is to cast light on what the individual agencies are doing to meet their sustainability challenges. From that we expect to reveal and discuss areas of cooperation and partnership that might be developed to create new approaches for dealing with the issues being faced across the entire Southern California region.

Register here: http://bit.ly/AAEES2015Summit.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Highpoints - Volume 31, No. 7 -- July 2015

2015 Annual Meeting & 60th Anniversary Celebration

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California and the Renaissance Los Angeles Hotel on October 22-23, 2015. President Jim Stahl encourages the BOT to arrive early to attend the festivities.

The BOT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 23. The President's Reception and Installation will be held the evening of Thursday, October 22. A concurrent Spouse Program is planned. More details to follow next month.

2016 Election

Unofficial winners in the election of 2016 Officers and Trustees include:

  • Robert C. Williams - President-Elect
  • C. Hunter Nolen - Vice President
  • Kristin Morico - Trustee-at-Large
  • James W. Patterson - Trustee-at-Large

Confirmation of their election will take place at the 2015 Annual Meeting. They will be installed October 22, 2015, along with the new Board of Trustees. Their official terms start January 1, 2016.

Leaving the Board December 31, are Christian Davies-Venn, Past President, Michael C. Kavanaugh, Trustee-at-Large, James Mihelcic, representing AEESP, Dan Wittliff, representing NSPE, Robert J. Schoenberger, representing SWANA and Jeanette A. Brown, representing WEF.

2016 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect Howard LaFever is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2015. 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 Howard LaFever either via email, at JSOlmo@aaees.org or via postal mail to Academy Headquarters * 147 Old Solomons Road * Suite 303 * Annapolis, MD 21401, at your earliest convenience. For a list of committees and committee members click here.

Committee Chair Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

The Executive Committee requests that each Committee Chair provide a report describing the committee's accomplishments for the year. Other matters the Committee wishes to bring to the Board's attention should also be included in the Committee Report. To obtain a copy of the Committee Report form, go to http://www.aaees.org/downloadcenter/ReportForm-Committees.doc.

Sponsoring Organization Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

The Executive Committee requests that each SO Liaison provide a report describing achievements in enhancing relations between the two organizations. Reports are needed by September 1 so they may be reviewed by the Executive Committee. To obtain a copy of the Sponsoring Organization Report form, go to http://www.aaees.org/downloadcenter/ReportForm-SponsoringOrganizations.doc.

Nominations Open for Prestigious AAEES Awards

Who, in your opinion, deserves recognition for their professional achievements? Each year at the Awards Luncheon the Academy honors top environmental engineers and scientists. The individual awards include:

  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award for substantial contributions to the environmental engineering and science profession
  • Edward J. Cleary Award for outstanding management of environmental protection enterprises
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award for outstanding service to the Academy and advancement of public awareness
  • Honorary Member for professional eminence and achievements
  • International Honorary Member for professional eminence and achievements

Forms for submitting nominations are available at http://www.aaees.org/aaeesawards-criteria.php. Please submit your nominations to Sammi Olmo at JSOlmo@aaees.org no later than August 1, 2015.

Nominate a Volunteer of the Month

Give credit where credit is due! The Academy's success is based on the selfless work of its members. If you have personal knowledge of a member's contributions to the Academy and wish to nominate that individual for AAEES's Volunteer of the Month, please send your nomination to YMoulden@aaees.org. Your nomination should not exceed 350 words.

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

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Youtube Flickr Blogspot

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 1900+ 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.

2015 Certification Audit Underway

Forty-five BCEE/BCEEMs, chosen at random, have received notices for the 2015 audit. BCES members are not yet eligible for the 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 and then you only have to come up with 16 more. 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, 2013 through December 31, 2014 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 need assistance with the audit please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311.

Membership Corner

It is never to late to renew your certification, if you need assistance please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org or renew online at http://www.aaees.org/members-specialtycertificationrenewal.php.

Staff Summer Hours

Staff summer hours began Memorial Day Weekend. The office closes Fridays at 12:00 p.m. Normal business hours resume following Labor Day Weekend. You may leave a message for any staff person by calling 410.266.3311 and listening for the appropriate extension, or send an email by clicking here.

Is Your Marketing Director Signed On?

The Academy is creating a contact list of marketing directors to improve awareness of Academy members and stakeholders and their significant achievements in environmental engineering and science. Ask your marketing director to sign up for information by visiting AAEES.org, or clicking on this link.

2015 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 2014 and 2015 E3 award winners are invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website http://www.iwa-network.org/. More details forthcoming.

AAEES Activities

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 Sarah Cwikla at sarah.cwikla@ghd.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 27-30, 2015 - WEFTEC - AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 1447 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson. 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!

AAEES/AIDIS/WEF Breakfast - The Breakfast will be held on Monday, September 28th from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. All are invited! This year's breakfast features Catherine O'Connor, Ph.D., P.E., Director of Engineering, MWRDGC. The title is "Recovering Resources, Transforming Water - Phosphorus Recovery and Other Sustainability Initiatives at Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago". Details forthcoming.
Sponsorship by PE Consulting. Earn one Academy PDH for attending.

Register here: http://www.weftec.org/registration.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Highpoints Volume 31, No. 6 -- June 2015

Nominations Open for Prestigious AAEES Awards

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their professional achievement? Each year at the AAEES Awards Luncheon ceremony, the Academy honors top environmental engineers and scientists. The individual awards include:

  • Edward J. Cleary Award for outstanding management of environmental protection enterprises
  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award for substantial contributions to the environmental engineering and science profession
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award for outstanding service to the Academy and advancement of public awareness
  • Honorary Member for professional eminence and achievements
  • International Honorary Member for professional eminence and achievements

Forms for submitting nominations are available at http://www.aaees.org/aaeesawards-criteria.php. Please submit your nominations to Sammi Olmo at JSOlmo@aaees.org not later than July 15, 2015.

Frederick George Pohland Medal - The recipient of the 2015 Frederick George Pohland Medal is Dr. Morton Barlaz, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE. The Award will be presented at the AEESP Research and Education Conference at Yale University on Tuesday, June 16. Congratulations Dr. Barlaz!

BCEE/BCEEM Audit

Forty-five BCEE/BCEEMs, chosen at random, have received notices for the 2015 audit. BCES members are not yet eligible for the 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 and then you only have to come up with 16 more. 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, 2013 through December 31, 2014 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.

Membership Corner

If you have not renewed your certification by March 31st it is considered expired! 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.

AAEES Shirts Available!

AAEES Shirt
Click here to order yours now!

The superb feel of interlock knit enhanced by the subtle glow of jacquard knit shadow stripes. These easy care polos are 58/42 cotton/poly, flat knit collar, three-button placket and open hem sleeves. Available in Small to XXL. Click here to order yours now!

2015 Examinations

On April 22nd, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of more than 45 applications paving the way for examinations to be conducted during July and August. Coupled with holdovers from previous years, more than 65 examinations will be administered this summer. If you are called upon to serve on a peer review panel or as a Chief Examiner, your cooperation and assistance in this effort will be appreciated and you will receive 0.5 PDH credit per interview.

Environmental Engineering and Scientist Survey

Survey

AAEES is conducting a short survey on our periodical, Environmental Engineer and Scientist, to gain insight and feedback from you, our readers, on how to make this publication more compelling.

To participate, go to http://bit.ly/2015EESSurvey.

The survey deadline has been extended to July 1st. Don't miss this opportunity to allow your voice to be heard!

Staff Summer Hours

Staff summer hours begin Memorial Day Weekend. The office closes Fridays at 12:00 p.m. Normal business hours resume following Labor Day Weekend. You may leave a message for any staff person by calling 410.266.3311 and listening for the appropriate extension, or send an email by clicking here.

Subscribe to the AAEES Meetings and Events Calendar

Click here to view the AAEES Events Calendar. Bookmark it or subscribe to our calendar to have the most up-to-date events, meetings, and announcements.

Have You Visited The AAEES Center? - BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, Members, and Student Members.

You may now renew and update your Profile records online! Additional members-only benefits include an online directory, search for other members, view updated committee and board rosters, and purchase lapel pins, certificates, and other apparel!

Non-members and guests are also able to use the AAEES Center to apply for membership, subscribe to Environmental Engineer and Scientist, register for events, and to purchase AAEES publications. Click on the Login button on the AAEES.org home page to visit the AAEES Center or click on the following link: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES. The AAEES Center is a secure site.

AAEES on Social Media

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Youtube Flickr Blogspot

Please visit, follow, subscribe, and recommend the Academy on all of our newly updated social media networks! Contribute a valuable discussion to the 1900+ 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! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the shortcuts on the AAEES homepage: http://www.aaees.org.

AAEES Activities

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, Sarah Cwikla at Sarah.Cwikla@ghd.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.

June 7-10, 2015, AWWA ACE15 Conference was held in Anaheim, CA. Thank you to Issam Najm for organizing the AAEES exhibit booth.

June 22-25 2015, A&WMA's 108th Annual Conference & Exhibition is being held at The Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. Please visit AAEES at Booth #108. The AEESP-AAEES-A&WMA Meet and Greet Lecture Breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7:30-8:30am. Click here to register. Contact A&WMA with any registration questions.
Organized by Merlyn Hough.

September 28, 2015, AAEES Breakfast at WEFTEC. All are invited! This year's breakfast is at 7:00 am. Details forthcoming. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

September 27-30, 2015, WEFTEC - AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 1447 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson. 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!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Highpoints, Volume 31, Number 5 - May 2015

Thank You, Sponsors

The Academy expresses its heartfelt thanks to these firms who supported this year's Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference (E3S). Their support helps to advance best practices of environmental engineering and science. PDHs were earned by attending the morning and afternoon technical presentations. Sponsors include:

American Public Health Association

Environmental Engineering & Science Foundation

ARCADIS

International Water Association

Baxter & Woodman

City of Los Angeles

CDM Smith

MWH Global

C.P. Huang, Ph.D., BCEEM

RMC Water and Environment

Hampton Roads Sanitation District

SCS Engineers

Veolia Water

Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award, including the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology--ABET, GHD and MWH Global.

W. Wesley Eckenfelder Industrial Waste Management Medal, through the Environmental Engineering & Science Foundation -- Veolia Water.

W. Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award, through the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation - HDR.

Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award, through the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation -- Innovyze.

Award Presentations Available Soon. You will receive notification for free access as soon as presentations become available online.

Nominations for AAEES Representative to the ABET Board of Delegates

The AAEES Education Committee is soliciting nominations for the position of AAEES Delegate to the ABET Board of Delegates.

The ABET Board of Delegates meets twice per year (usually in or near Baltimore, MD). The ABET Board of Delegates is responsible for oversight of accreditation operations, election of the ABET Board of Directors, and representing sponsoring organizations. Delegates serve a term of three years, and may be reappointed a maximum of one time for a total of six years. The AAEES Delegate also serves on one or more of the three ABET Area Delegations that meet at the same time. The three Area Delegations to which AAEES will have representation are the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC), and the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC). Area and Board Delegates of ABET may not serve in multiple roles as Delegate, Officer, Director, or Commissioner.

Preferred qualifications for this appointment include experience as an ABET Program Evaluator and experience as a member of one of the ABET commissions, although exceptional candidates without these qualifications are also encouraged to apply. If you are interested in being considered for an appointment either as the AAEES Delegate or Alternate Delegate, or would like to nominate someone else, please forward your nomination(s) to the Chair of the AAEES Education Committee, David Chin at dchin@miami.edu. The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2015.

AAEES Shirts Available!

AAEES Shirt
Click here to order yours now!

The superb feel of interlock knit enhanced by the subtle glow of jacquard knit shadow stripes. These easy care polos are 58/42 cotton/poly, flat knit collar, three-button placket and open hem sleeves. Available in Small to XXL. Click here to order yours now!

AAEES at NJWEA's 100th Annual Conference

AAEES's 7th Annual Workshop and Breakfast at NJWEA's 100th Annual Conference held in Atlantic City, New Jersey May 11th-12th was a huge success. Thank you David Marabello and David Vaccari for making it happen.

Environmental Engineering and Scientist Survey

Survey

AAEES is conducting a short survey on our periodical, Environmental Engineer and Scientist, to gain insight and feedback from you, our readers, on how to make this publication more compelling.

To participate, go to http://bit.ly/2015EESSurvey.

The survey will close on June 1st.

Membership Corner

Did you know you can always renew online anytime at The AAEES Center?

Click here to go to the AAEES Center.

If you have not renewed your certification by March 31st it is considered expired! Please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311.

2015 Examinations

On April 22nd, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of more than 45 applications paving the way for examinations to be conducted during July and August. Coupled with holdovers from previous years, more than 70 examinations will be administered this summer. If you are called upon to serve on a peer review panel or as a Chief Examiner, your cooperation and assistance in this effort is greatly appreciated and you will receive 0.5 PDH credit per interview.

Staff Summer Hours

Staff summer hours begin Memorial Day Weekend. The office closes Fridays at 12:00 p.m. Normal business hours resume following Labor Day Weekend. You may leave a message for any staff person by calling 410.266.3311 and listening for the appropriate extension, or send an email by clicking here.

Subscribe to the AAEES Meetings and Events Calendar

Click here to view the AAEES Events Calendar. Bookmark it or subscribe to our calendar to have the most up-to-date events, meetings, and announcements.

2015 Who's Who and Resource Guide

The 2015 editions of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guide are currently in production and will be available mid-June. Both publications will be made available electronically. If you wish to receive a print version, please email YMoulden@aaees.org and SPECIFICALLY request a print version of the Who's Who, a print version of the Resource Guide, or print versions of both the Who's Who and the Resource Guide by May 31st.

Have You Visited The AAEES Center? - BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, Members, and Student Members

You may now renew and update your Profile records online! Additional members-only benefits include an online directory, search for other members, view updated committee and board rosters, and purchase lapel pins, certificates, and other apparel.

Non-members and guests are also able to use the AAEES Center to apply for membership, subscribe to Environmental Engineer and Scientist, register for events, and to purchase AAEES publications. Click on the Login button on the AAEES.org home page to visit the AAEES Center or click on the following link: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES. The AAEES Center is a secure site.

AAEES on Social Media

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Youtube Flickr Blogspot

Please visit, follow, subscribe, and recommend the Academy on all of our newly updated social media networks! Contribute a valuable discussion to the 1900+ 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! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the shortcuts on the AAEES homepage: http://www.aaees.org.

AAEES Activities

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, Sarah Cwikla at Sarah.Cwikla@ghd.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.

June 7-10, 2015, AWWA ACE15 Conference is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Please visit AAEES at Booth #248. The Annual AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA Luncheon will be on Wednesday June 10th. Click here to register. Contact AWWA's Customer Service or call 800.926.7337 if you have registration questions. Organized by Issam Najm.

June 22-25 2015, AWMA's 108th Annual Conference & Exhibition is being held at The Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. Please visit AAEES at Booth #108. The AEESP-AAEES-A&WMA Meet and Greet Lecture Breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7:30-8:30am. Click here to register. Contact AWMA with any registration questions. Organized by Merlyn Hough.

Nominations for AAEES Delegate to the ABET Board of Delegates

The AAEES Education Committee is soliciting nominations for the position of AAEES Delegate to the ABET Board of Delegates.

The ABET Board of Delegates meets twice per year (usually in or near Baltimore, MD). The ABET Board of Delegates is responsible for oversight of accreditation operations, election of the ABET Board of Directors, and representing sponsoring organizations. Delegates serve a term of three years, and may be reappointed a maximum of one time for a total of six years. The AAEES Delegate also serves on one or more of the three ABET Area Delegations that meet at the same time. The three Area Delegations to which AAEES will have representation are the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC), and the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC). Area and Board Delegates of ABET may not serve in multiple roles as Delegate, Officer, Director, or Commissioner.

Preferred qualifications for this appointment include experience as an ABET Program Evaluator and experience as a member of one of the ABET commissions, although exceptional candidates without these qualifications are also encouraged to apply. If you are interested in being considered for an appointment either as the AAEES Delegate or Alternate Delegate, or would like to nominate someone else, please forward your nomination(s) to the Chair of the AAEES Education Committee, David Chin at dchin@miami.edu. The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2015.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

2015 AAEES Awards Luncheon & Conference

e3s logoThe Academy's Awards Luncheon and Conference was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The event featured the presentation of the 2015 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science (E3S) competition winners, the 2015 Environmental Communications Awards winners, recognition of distinguished environmental engineers, environmental scientists, and professionals, and an all-day technical conference.

Featured was Keynote Speaker, Dr. Roger Pulwarty, Director and Senior Advisor for Climate Research Director, National Integrated Drought Information System US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Awards presented included:

2015 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Award Winners

2015 Environmental Communications Award Winners

Gordon Maskew Fair Award
Richard G. Luthy, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

Edward J. Cleary Award
Kevin Shafer, P.E.

International Honorary Member Award
Tsair-Fuh Lin, Ph.D.

Stanley E. Kappe Award
Richard J. Pope, P.E., BCEE

Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award
Dr. Larry Nies

W. Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award
Bryan D. Coday

W. Brewster Snow Award
John Trimmer

Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award
Amy Dale

Photos have been posted on Flickr and Facebook.

Monday, January 13, 2014

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists Tours State-of-the-Art Delaware Materials Recovery Facility

by Wendy A. Wert, P.E., BCEE

On November 8, 2013 the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) toured Delaware Solid Waste Authority's (DSWA) Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) located in New Castle, DE. The MRF, which opened on August 29, 2013, is the product of an innovative partnership between DWSA and ReCommunity. The automated recycling facility operates under a 20-year agreement to provide service to the entire state.

AAEES President Pat Canzano opened the event by explaining the importance of recycling to the state's economy and environment. This partnership aligns with statewide objectives for universal recycling programs with the goal of converting waste into economic opportunities.

ReCommunity invested $15 million to repurpose the existing 64,000 square foot facility, also installing state-of-the art sorting equipment within the Delaware Recycling Center (DRC) to process recyclable aluminum, plastics, paper, cardboard, tin and glass collected from throughout Delaware.

"When DSWA reviewed the proposals for green industries at the DRC, it was clear ReCommunity is a leader in the recycling industry," said Pat Canzano DSWA CEO. "But what was most impressive about them is their commitment to Delaware and the surrounding community." The retrofitted facility allows DSWA to keep recycling operations in state, which has created more than 35 new jobs in Delaware, which is expected to increase to more than 70 jobs over time.

The world-class operation and design showcased within the ReCommunity Delaware facility includes advanced automated sorting capabilities that allow identification, separation and recovery of recyclables. The equipment includes screening, optical sorting, air and controls technology to recover more than 90 percent of available recyclables. The state-of-the-art facility can process more than 35 tons per hour, with the capacity to handle more than 160,000 tons per year.

At full capacity, ReCommunity Delaware will recover material that will prevent 464,331 metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent greenhouse gases from being emitted annually, which is equivalent to removing 85,045 cars from the road each year. It will also save 218,587 cubic yards of landfill space and avoid 1,806,539 gallons of wastewater from entering landfills.

After touring the automated recycling center, AAEES attendees visited DSWA's new Environmental Education Building. The Education Building is equipped with interactive exhibits that demonstrate how recyclables are sorted and processed from initiation to completion including waste collection, processing and landfill operations.

AAEES is a recognized authority on technical licensure and certification. As with most professions, the interests of the public and practitioners are connected to the delivery of quality engineering and science services. Reputable environmental professionals ensure better conditions for the public.

The AAEES specialty certification program establishes the specific expertise of licensed professional environmental engineers and environmental scientists through peer evaluation and examination. The Academy ensures that appropriate examinations for the environmental engineering and environmental science disciplines are available through support provided to the AAEES Trustees tour DSWA's new Environmental Education Building (above) National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. The Academy demonstrates its commitment to quality environmental engineering and environmental science education programs through active participation in the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

An essential component of Certification is the Academy's continuing education requirements. The Academy's tour of DSWA's MRF and Education Building provided the leadership with an enlightened and inspired training opportunity. Through innovative partnerships such as the one between the DSWA and ReCommunity the profession, continues its journey toward making inclusive environmental leadership in the engineering and scientific fields a reality.

Board Certification is the next step beyond Professional Engineering licensure. The Academy also offers certification to scientists and membership categories that serve all levels from students to senior managers. To learn more about the organization, benefits of membership, and how to join, please go to the website at http://www.aaees.org.