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Monday, July 15, 2019

Highpoints | Volume 35, No. 7 -- July 2019

2019 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia, October 17-18, 2019.

The BOT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 18. The President's Reception and Installation will be held the evening of Thursday, October 17. More details to follow next month.

2020 Election

Unofficial winners in the election of 2020 Officers and Trustees include:

  • Lilia A. Abron - President-Elect
  • Daniel B. Oerther - Vice President
  • Jeffrey H. Greenfield - Trustee-at-Large
  • Mary deFlaun - Trustee-at-Large

Confirmation of their election will take place at the 2019 Annual Meeting. They will be installed October 17, 2019, along with the new Board of Trustees. Their official terms start January 1, 2020.

Leaving the Board December 31, are C. Hunter Nolen, Past President, Roland Benson Pair, representing AIChE and Wendy A. Wert, Trustee-at-Large.

2020 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect James Patterson is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2019. 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 James Patterson" either via email, at 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 http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/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/members/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
  • Science Award for sustained contributions to the advancement of environmental science
  • Honorary Member for professional eminence and achievements by environmental practitioners who otherwise may not meet the Academy's criteria for certification
  • International Honorary Member for professional eminence and achievements by non-US-based environmental practitioners who otherwise may not meet the Academy's criteria for certification.

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, 2019.

EESF Launches Scholarship Fund for Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science Students

The mission of the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation (http://www.eesfoundation.org) is to secure and direct resources to advance environmental engineering and science in the areas of research, education, and practice. As part of this mission, EESF has established four scholarships for Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science students at the undergraduate and Master's levels. The goal of the 2019 EESF Scholarship Campaign is to fund the four scholarships at a level of $2,500 per student with an annual goal of $15,000 to provide future funding.

To help the EESF to reach the goal of $15,000 to assist these Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science students, go to http://www.eesfoundation.org/donate/ScholarshipCampaign.php.

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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 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://aaees.org/.

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The information for the 2019 Recertification Audit was sent by email to the members selected. If you did not receive one, you are not being audited. If you have any questions, please give Joyce a call at 410-266-3311. The audit is really very simple: you complete the form and submit the documentation, for instance, you receive 24 PDH credits for full time employment. You can document this by sending a business card or a letter to Joyce on company letterhead. Then, you only need 16 additional PDH hours for a total of 40 hours for the 2 year period.

Membership Corner

If you have not renewed your certification, it is not too late. Please call Joyce at 410-266-3311. If your certification has lapsed 3 or more years, you will need to be reexamined.

Please keep in mind that if you are a Life member, you still have to renew your certification even though you do not pay a fee.

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. Click here to access the staff directory.

Winners Announced in the EESF/AEESP Student Social Media Competition

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation and Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 EESF/AEESP Student Social Media Competition.

The winning teams are:

  • First Place: University of South Florida
  • Second Place: California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
  • Third Place: University of California, Irvine
  • Honorable Mention: Central State University

To learn more about the winning teams and their entries, go to http://www.eesfoundation.org/student-social-media-competition/. AEESP and EESF will distribute the prize awards to the winning teams at the AEESP/AAEES WEFTEC Scientists' Luncheon on Monday, September 23, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. All teams have been invited to attend.

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 https://netforumpro.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES.

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 Sharon Yin, SYin@ocsd.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 23, 2019, AAEES/AEESP Joint Luncheon at WEFTEC. All are invited! The Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) are pleased to present the 2019 WEFTEC Scientists' Luncheon speaker, Dr. David Dzombak. This luncheon speaker will discuss the timely issue of water risk in the context of demand based on his many years of research. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Highpoints | Volume 35, No. 6 -- June 2019

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
  • Science Award for outstanding performance in conducting environmental science programs and projects
  • 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 July 15, 2019.

It's Simple - Nominate a Colleague to Apply for Board Certification

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  4. Your default email application will open
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BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The Recertification Audit is underway and there are currently 38 members being audited. Documentation has started coming in so if you have any questions, please contact Joyce at JDowen@aaees.org. If you are being audited, you were notified by email.

Membership Corner

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

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2019 Examinations

On April 24th, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of this year's crop of applicants for board certification in their specialty. Examinations will 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.

Exams are already scheduled in Arizona, Southern California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Eastern Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Canada.

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. Click here to access the staff directory.

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, Young Professionals 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. The information that we collect is never shared with third parties outside of our organization.

AAEES on Social Media

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 at 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 Sharon Yin, SYin@ocsd.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 25 - 28, 2019, A&WMA's 112th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Quebec City Convention Centre. For details, go to https://www.awma.org/.

September 23, 2019, AAEES/AEESP Joint Luncheon at WEFTEC. All are invited! The Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) are pleased to present the 2019 WEFTEC Scientists' Luncheon speaker, Dr. David Dzombak. This luncheon speaker will discuss the timely issue of water risk in the context of demand based on his many years of research. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Highpoints | Volume 35, No. 5 -- May 2019

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 technical presentations. Sponsors include:

ABET

Environmental Engineering & Science Foundation

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

American Public Health Association

HDR

Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Education Award, sponsored by ABET

Presentations will be posted soon to aaees.org. You will receive notification for free access as soon as presentations become available online. Photos are now posted to https://www.flickr.com/photos/aaeesdotorg/ and https://www.facebook.com/AAEESdotORG/.

And a special thank you to Master of Ceremonies,
David M. Gaddis for his excellent EmCee skills.

Thank You, Academy Patrons

In addition to the event-specific sponsors listed above, we also want to acknowledge the support that we receive from our Patrons. Academy Patrons, whether firms or government agencies, contribute to the Academy at a general level, and as such, enable the Academy to engage in the entire array of products, services, and activities made available to our members throughout the year. Academy Patrons are recognized by the logos presented below:

CDM Smith LA Sanitation DC Water Geosyntec Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Orange County Sanitation District LACSD Wood

Big Change Coming in AAEES Elections

online voting

The May to June timeframe is when we hold elections for the Academy's officers and trustees. Until now, that meant a massive mailing on the part of the Academy to put the paper ballot into the members' hands, along with some supporting materials and a non-postage-paid return envelope.

You'll notice the key phrase, until now. That's right! We are changing over to running our elections electronically. Working with an experienced and highly-regarded firm whose business is doing elections for not-for-profit organizations, we will be implementing this year's election totally electronically. Rather than handling paper and doing manual ballot counts, each eligible member will be sent an electronic ballot that looks a lot like what we've been doing in previous years. The difference will be that it takes one click to open the ballot, a few more clicks to vote for your candidates, and one more to submit your vote.

With this system there will be every incentive to vote immediately rather than put it off, and running the risk of never actually voting. So when you see an item in your inbox that says AAEES Election please do us a favor and set aside a few minutes to take care of that ballot right away. The system we are using for the online election is myDirectVote so the email will be coming from directvote.net.

Taking care of this right away will guarantee that you get no more reminders. Or conversely, not responding will guarantee that you do get a reminder if you are too busy with other things to fill out the ballot right then.

The bottom line is that we expect to see participation rates improve by at least 30% and possibly more. We see this change as being good for our members and good for the Academy. Please feel free to contact us with any comments you might have on how the new process worked for you and what changes or improvements you might recommend for the next cycle in 2020.

Thanks for taking the time to cast your ballot.

AAEES Member Elected to NAE

We are proud to announce that one of our very own AAEES Board Certified members has been elected to join The National Academy of Engineering (NAE). John Koon, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, ENV SP, NAE is one of the 86 new members and 18 foreign members who will be joining The National Academy of Engineering.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education." Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on October 6, 2019.

John Koon, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, ENV SP, NAE has been a member of AAEES for over 29 years. He is the president of John H. Koon & Associates, Atlanta. Koon was elected to The National Academy of Engineering for his valuable contributions to the design of systems to treat chemically complex industrial wastewaters.

"It is an incredible honor," Koon said. "I'm delighted to be included in this remarkable group of engineers."

For a full list of newly elected members, click here.

AAEES at NJWEA's 104th Annual Conference

AAEES's 11th Annual Workshop and Breakfast at NJWEA's 104th Annual Conference held in Atlantic City, New Jersey May 6th-10th was a huge success. Thank you David Marabello and David Vaccari for making it happen.

It's Simple - Nominate a Colleague to Apply for Board Certification

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  2. Complete the form
  3. Click on the Submit This Nomination button on the form
  4. Your default email application will open
  5. Click on the Continue button
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Membership Corner

Did you know you can renew online anytime at The AAEES Center? If you have not renewed by now, your certification is expired. You can renew at https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES.

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. Click here to access the staff directory.

2019 Examinations

On April 24th, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of this year's crop of applicants for board certification in their specialty. Examinations will 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.

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, Young Professionals 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. The information that we collect is never shared with third parties outside of our organization.

AAEES on Social Media

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 Sharon Yin, SYin@ocsd.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 10 - 12, 2019, AWWA ACE19 Conference: Denver, Colorado. The AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at the Colorado Convention Center. The Keynote Speaker is Robert Renner, Chief Executive Officer (Retired), The Water Foundation. His presentation is: "Water and the Foundation: Past, Present and Future". For details, go to http://www.awwa.org or click here to download the event flyer.

June 25 - 28, 2019, A&WMA's 112th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Quebec City Convention Centre. For details, go to https://www.awma.org/.

September 23, 2019, AAEES/AEESP Joint Luncheon at WEFTEC. All are invited! The Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) are pleased to present the 2019 WEFTEC Scientist's Luncheon speaker, Dr. David Dzombak. This luncheon speaker will discuss the timely issue of water risk in the context of demand based on his many years of research. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Highpoints | Volume 35, No. 4 -- April 2019

2019 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference

Register now at
http://bit.ly/2019AAEESAwards

The Academy's Awards Luncheon and Conference will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Join us as we celebrate Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science.

The individuals to be honored are:

David A. Dzombak, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Gordon Maskew Fair Award

R. Benson Pair, Jr., P.E., BCEE
Stanley E. Kappe Award

Christopher R. Schulz, P.E., BCEE
Edward J. Cleary Award

Joseph A. Cotruvo, Ph.D., BCES
Science Award

Gordon Maskew Fair, Ph.D.
Honorary Member (in Memoriam)

Chihpin Huang, Ph.D.
International Honorary Member

Sarina J. Ergas, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Education Award

Dylan Wood
Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award

Christopher Lawson
W. Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award

Monica C. Resto-Fernandez
W. Brewster Snow Award

Winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science (E3S) and the Environmental Communications (EComm) competitions will also be presented with their trophies.

In addition to technical presentations by our E3S Competition Superior Achievement and Grand Prize winners, the day's festivities will include a review of the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering study on the Grand Challenges for Environmental Engineering in the 21st Century featuring Grand Challenges speakers Dr. Domenico Grasso, Chancellor of the University of Michigan Dearborn, who served as Chairman of the study effort, and Dr. Rula Deeb, Vice President of Geosyntec, who will present a practitioner's perspective on incorporating the grand challenges into the work they perform on behalf of clients and stakeholders.

Registration is only $250 for the Conference, $125 ($80 members) for the Reception and Lunch, or $325 ($295 members) for the entire day.

Registration is open now at http://www.bit.ly/2019AAEESAwards.

Membership Corner

Did you know you can renew online anytime at The AAEES Center? If you have not renewed by now, your certification is expired. You can renew at https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES.

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.

2019 Who's Who and Resource Guidebook

BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, and AAEES Members: The 2019 editions of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook are currently in production and will be available mid-June. If you received hard copies of these publications last year, then you are already opted-in. If you only received the digital editions and would like to opt in for hard copies, please email YMoulden@aaees.org by May 31st with your request.

Have You Visited The AAEES Center? - BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, Members, Young Professionals 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. The information that we collect is never shared with third parties outside of our organization.

It's Simple - Nominate a Colleague to Apply for Board Certification

Submit a Nomination
  1. Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification OR
    Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification through Eminence
  2. Complete the form
  3. Click on the Submit This Nomination button on the form
  4. Your default email application will open
  5. Click on the Continue button
  6. Click Send

AAEES on Social Media

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 Sharon Yin, SYin@ocsd.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.

April 25, 2019, AAEES Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Click here to register.

May 6, 2019, AAEES's 10th Annual Workshop (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's Conference, Atlantic City, NJ: For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

May 7, 2019, AAEES's Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

May 15, 2019, FREE AAEES Webinar, Sanitary Sewage Sludge Incinerator Improvements Project. Click here to register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED58D885864738.

June 10 - 12, 2019, AWWA ACE19 Conference: Denver, Colorado. The AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at the Colorado Convention Center. The Keynote Speaker is Robert Renner, Chief Executive Officer (Retired), The Water Foundation. His presentation is: "Water and the Foundation: Past, Present and Future". For details, go to http://www.awwa.org or click here to download the event flyer.

June 25 - 28, 2019, A&WMA's 112th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Quebec City Convention Centre. For details, go to https://www.awma.org/.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Highpoints | Volume 35, No. 3 -- March 2019

2019 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference

Register Today at http://bit.ly/2019AAEESAwards

The Academy's Awards Luncheon and Conference will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Communications awards will be announced.

Recognizing the following distinguished environmental engineers and environmental scientists:

David A. Dzombak, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Gordon Maskew Fair Award

Roland Benson Pair, P.E., BCEE
Stanley E. Kappe Award

Christopher R. Schulz, P.E., BCEE
Edward J. Cleary Award

Joseph Alfred Cotruvo, Ph.D., BCES
Science Award

Gordon Maskew Fair, Ph.D.
Honorary Member (in Memoriam)

Chihpin Huang, Ph.D.
International Honorary Member

Annual Certification Renewal for 2019

If you have not renewed your 2019 Specialty Certification, your certification is considered lapsed. You can renew online at:

https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=AAEES

If you are a Life member, you still have to renew even though you do not pay a fee.

2019 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2019 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook. We are releasing the Guidebook in both electronic and print format to make this year's edition easier to use and easier to distribute to individuals and organizations looking to connect with environmental specialists. We are expanding the content that each listing receives – enabling web links in the e-version and providing more room to post information on your specialties in both versions. We expect to print and distribute the new publication more widely than we have in the past, with a special focus on outreach at the trade events and conferences we attend during the year. We are also planning an expanded role for the Guidebook in making federal, state, and local agencies aware of the capabilities of our members in helping deal with current environmental engineering needs.

Ask your organization's sales and marketing team to reserve its space by March 31, 2019. It provides great exposure for a small investment. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. Click here to download the 2019 Reservation Form.

AAEES UCI Student Chapter 6th Annual Conference

The AAEES Student Chapter at University of California, Irvine, will be holding their sixth annual conference on April 11, 2019, from 5 to 9 pm. This event will be held at Doheny Beach Conference Center - A311 Student Center.

For additional information, contact AAEES-UCI Student Chapter President, Mansi Patel at aaees.uci@gmail.com.

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The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Final Book Now Available

Title: Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges

The National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering study on Grand Challenges for Environmental Engineering in the 21st Century has been completed and a written report is now available. The report can be purchased in physical form or as a free download pdf document. Environmental challenges continue to multiply as the global population expands toward 10 billion people by 2050 and as demands for clean water, food, and energy rise, all in the context of global climate change.

The study brought together experts in a wide range of fields who, with input from the scientific community and the broader public, identified the foremost challenges that environmental engineers and scientists will be expected to address over the next several decades. The study also describes how practitioners in the field - with assistance from colleges and universities - will need to evolve to better address those challenges. The study's conclusions are a testament to the multidisciplinary, pragmatic, systems-oriented approach that characterizes environmental engineering. The report can be purchased in paperback format for $45.00.

Click here to order.

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 Sharon Yin, SYin@ocsd.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.

April 25, 2019, AAEES Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Click here to register.

May 6, 2019, AAEES's 10th Annual Workshop (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's Conference, Atlantic City, NJ: For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

May 7, 2019, AAEES's Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

June 10 - 12, 2019, AWWA ACE19 Conference: Denver, Colorado. The AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at the Colorado Convention Center. The Keynote Speaker is Robert Renner, Chief Executive Officer (Retired), The Water Foundation. His presentation is: "Water and the Foundation: Past, Present and Future". For details, go to http://www.awwa.org.

June 25 - 28, 2019, A&WMA's 112th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Quebec City Convention Centre. For details, go to https://www.awma.org/.

Future AAEES webinars for 2019 to be announced. Stay tuned.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Highpoints | Volume 35, No. 2 -- February 2019

2019 Environmental Communications Awards

We all know how important communicating complex and challenging issues to stakeholders and partners can be. Effectively communicating with the public at large and other constituents is equally as important. With this in mind, AAEES is inviting you to enter this year's Environmental Communications Awards competition. The Academy is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. The deadline to upload your entry is March 1, 2019. For entry forms and guidelines, go to http://www.aaees.org/ecommcompetition/.

2019 AAEES Kappe Lecturer

The 2019 Kappe Lecturer is Nancy G. Love, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE.

Dr. Nancy G. Love is the Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University Michigan, and an adjunct Professor at the Institute of Biotechnology at Addis Ababa University. She will be visiting university campuses during the 2019 fall semester. The objective of the Kappe Lecture Series is to share the knowledge of today's practitioners with tomorrow's engineers and scientists.

For abstracts of the lectures she has prepared and reservation information, go to http://www.aaees.org/kappelectureseries/. The reservation deadline is March 15, 2019. Schools that host a Kappe Lecturer will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis, so submit your requests as soon as possible.

2019 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2019 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook. We are releasing the Guidebook in both electronic and print format to make this year's edition easier to use and easier to distribute to individuals and organizations looking to connect with environmental specialists. We are expanding the content that each listing receives – enabling web links in the e-version and providing more room to post information on your specialties in both versions. We expect to print and distribute the new publication more widely than we have in the past, with a special focus on outreach at the trade events and conferences we attend during the year. We are also planning an expanded role for the Guidebook in making federal, state, and local agencies aware of the capabilities of our members in helping deal with current environmental engineering needs.

Ask your organization's sales and marketing team to reserve its space by March 31, 2019. It provides great exposure for a small investment. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. Click here to download the 2019 Reservation Form.

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2019 Certification Audit

The 2019 Certification Audit will start in May 2019. We select 2% of the membership randomly for the audit. If you are selected for the audit, you will receive a package by email. Forty PDH's are required for a 2 year period, and members in the Active and Life Active class are included. Those who were audited within the past 10 years are exempt from the current cycle. If you have any questions, please let Joyce Dowen know at JDowen@aaees.org.

2019 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference

Save the Date! The Academy's Awards Luncheon and Conference will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Communications awards competitions will be announced. Details will be coming soon.

Distinguished Engineers and Scientists to be Recognized

The Academy will recognize distinguished environmental engineers, environmental scientists, and other environmental professionals at its Awards Luncheon to be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Thursday, April 25, 2019:

  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award: David A. Dzombak, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
  • Edward J. Cleary Award: Christopher R. Schulz, P.E., BCEE
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award: R. Benson Pair, P.E., BCEE
  • Science Award: Joseph Alfred Cotruvo, Ph.D., BCES
  • Honorary Member Award: Gordon Maskew Fair, Ph.D. (in Memoriam)
  • International Honorary Member Award: Chilpin Huang, Ph.D.
  • Brewster Snow Award: TBD
  • Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Student Research Award: TBD
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Education Award: TBD
  • Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award: TBD

The AAEES Keynote Speaker for the Awards Luncheon will be announced very soon.

Annual Certification Renewal for 2019

If you have not renewed for 2019, please do so today because your certification has lapsed. You can renew online, email, fax or over the phone.

AAEES Career Center

The interactive job board is free to members who are seeking employment. The site provides employers and recruiters with highly qualified environmental engineering job candidates. Employers may post available positions directly to the Career Center for a fee of $495/position for a 30 day listing. Payment is made online by credit card. Internship postings are free! For more information, go to https://careers.aaees.org.

Committee Openings

The following committees have openings on their rosters. Please contact Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org if you are interested in filling one of these important positions.

  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Committee - Chair
  • International Relations Committee - Chair

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 Sharon Yin, SYin@ocsd.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.

April 25, 2019, AAEES Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Additional details forthcoming.

May 6, 2019, AAEES's 10th Annual Workshop (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's Conference, Atlantic City, NJ: For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

May 7, 2019, AAEES's Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

June 10 - 12, 2019, AWWA ACE19 Conference: Denver, Colorado. The AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at the Colorado Convention Center. The Keynote Speaker is Robert Renner, Chief Executive Officer (Retired), The Water Foundation. His presentation is: "Water and the Foundation: Past, Present and Future". For details, go to http://www.awwa.org.

June 25 - 28, 2019, A&WMA's 112th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Quebec City Convention Centre. For details, go to https://www.awma.org/.

Future AAEES webinars for 2019 to be announced. Stay tuned.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Highpoints | Volume 35, No. 1 -- January 2019

Time is running out!

2019 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science (E3S) Competition

The E3S Awards Competition is the gold standard for identifying state-of-the-art projects in environmental engineering and science. Get the recognition and exposure your leading edge projects and your team deserve! The submission process is entirely electronic, allowing you to submit your completed entry directly online. Judging is also conducted electronically with an unlimited geographic representation of judges. Completed entries for the E3S Awards Competition must be uploaded by February 1, 2019. You may submit the reservation form at any time, but it is advised that you do so prior to the February 1st deadline to allow time to review instructions for, and test, your secured drop box.

For entry forms and guidelines, go to http://www.aaees.org/e3scompetition/.

2019 Environmental Communications (EComm) Awards

Communicating with the public at large and other constituents can be a complex and challenging issue. Communication and marketing plans must be designed to address the objectives and strategies of the campaign to reach a target audience. With this in mind, AAEES is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. Completed entries for the EComm Awards Competition must be uploaded by March 1, 2019. You may submit the reservation form at any time, but it is advised that you do so early to ensure that you have sufficient time to review instructions for, and test, your secured drop box before the March 1st deadline.

For entry forms and guidelines, go to http://www.aaees.org/ecommcompetition/.

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

We still have members that have not submitted their Annual Professional Development Credit Reporting Form and documentation. If you have not submitted your documentation for the audit yet, please contact Joyce at JDowen@aaees.org. If you are a Life Active member and have been selected for the audit, you still have to meet the professional development hours. You can always transfer your status to Life Inactive or Inactive status. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311.

2019 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to have your organization sign up for a listing in the 2019 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook. We are releasing the Guidebook in both electronic and print format to make this year's edition easier to use and easier to distribute to individuals and organizations looking to connect with environmental specialists. We are expanding the content that each listing receives - enabling web links in the e-version and providing more room to post information on your specialties in both versions. We expect to print and distribute the new publication more widely than we have in the past, with a special focus on outreach at the trade events and conferences we attend during the year. We are also planning an expanded role for the Guidebook in making federal, state, and local agencies aware of the capabilities of our members in helping deal with current environmental engineering needs.

Have your organization reserve its space by March 15, 2019. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, click here.

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Annual Certification Renewal for 2019

Please remember to submit your 2019 Specialty Certification renewal, the due date has been extended to January 31, 2019. If you want your information to be in the 2019 Edition of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science, please submit your renewal by then.

AAEES Career Center

The interactive job board is free to members who are seeking employment. The site provides employers and recruiters with highly qualified environmental engineering job candidates. Employers may post available positions directly to the Career Center for a fee of $495/position for a 30 day listing. Payment is made online by credit card. Internship postings are free! For more information, go to https://careers.aaees.org/.

Committee Appointments

2019 President Kristin Morico has finalized committee appointments for the Academy's next program year (January 1 to December 31) and appointment letters will be mailed to those newly appointed this year. The following is a list of those who will chair the Academy's committees:

  • Audit Committee - Joseph J. Delfino
  • Awards Committee - C. Hunter Nolen
  • AAEESP/AAEES Joint Awards Committee - Edward J. Bouwer
  • Bylaws, Policies & Procedures Committee - Robert C. Williams
  • Admissions Committee - Sandra L. Tripp
  • Certification by Eminence Committee - Cecil Lue-Hing
  • Membership, Development & Outreach Committee - C. Hunter Nolen
  • Re-Certification Committee - Robert L. Matthews
  • Development & Upgrading of Examinations - Robert H. Gilbertsen
  • Air Resources and Pollution Control Committee - Mark P. Cal
  • Environmental Chemistry Committee - Farhana Mohamed
  • Environmental Life Sciences Committee - Masahiro Dojiri
  • Environmental Sustainability Committee - Steven A. LaMere
  • General Environmental Engineering Committee - Findlay Edwards
  • Hazardous Waste Management & Site Remediation Committee - James D. Fitzgerald
  • Industrial Hygiene Committee - Frederick W. Boelter
  • Radiation Protection Committee - Jafir Abbas Jaferi
  • Solid Waste Management Committee - Robert B. Gardner
  • Surface and Groundwater Resources Committee - Leslie Lopkee Chau
  • Water Supply and Wastewater Committee - Jeffrey H. Greenfield
  • Engineering Education Committee - David A. Chin
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering Committee - Vacant
  • Finance Committee - Daniel B. Oerther
  • K-12 Committee - Richard J. Pope
  • Nominating Committee -C. Hunter Nolen
  • Planning Committee - Kristin Morico
  • Publications Committee - C. Herb Ward
  • Seminars and Workshop Committee - Shuang (Sharon) Yin
  • Students & Young Professionals - David Vaccari

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 Sharon Yin, SYin@ocsd.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.

February 3-6, 2019, New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) 91th Annual Winter Meeting at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, NYC. For more details, go to http://www.nywea.org.

April 25, 2019, AAEES Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Additional details forthcoming.

May 6, 2019, AAEES's 10th Annual Workshop (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's Conference, Atlantic City, NJ: For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

May 7, 2019, AAEES's Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.