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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Highpoints | Volume 33, No. 6 -- June 2017

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:

Forms for submitting nominations are available at http://www.aaees.org/aaeesawards-criteria.php. Please submit your nominations at Sammi Olmo at JSOlmo@aaees.org no later than July 15, 2017.

Free Webinars

If you missed one of our webinars but would like to see them, here are the recording links to several past webinars. For a list of upcoming webinars please see "AAEES Activities" at the end of this newsletter. Enjoy!

  • Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System Initial Expansion
    PLAY RECORDING NOW

  • Leadership in Environmental Engineering "A Tale of Two Journeys"
    PLAY RECORDING NOW

  • State-of-the-Art Nitrogen Upgrade to Protect our Waters
    PLAY RECORDING NOW (the video on this presentation starts after the 8 minute mark so you may want to fast forward to that point)

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The certification audit for 2017 is now underway with the auditing of 41 certificants. Documentation is due by September 1st, if you have any questions please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org.

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 Shirt

AAEES Shirt Available!

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!

2017 Examinations

On April 12th, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of more than 65 applications paving the way for examinations to be conducted during July and August. Coupled with holdovers from previous years, more than 90 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 Southern California, Northern California, Canada, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, Upstate New York, North Carolina, Eastern Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

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

June 28, 2017, FREE AAEES Live Webinar: Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility South Secondary Improvements Project Webinar. 12 noon Eastern. Click here to register.

June 28, 2017, The Biscayne Bay Marine Health Summit. For details about the summit, registration, and sponsorship opportunities, click here.

August 15, 2017, FREE AAEES Live Webinar: PBMO™ Presentation. 12 noon Eastern. Click here to register.

September 14, 2017, FREE AAEES Live Webinar: Novel and Advanced Hybrid Oxidation and Enzymatic Technologies for Emerging Trace Environmental Contaminants. 12 noon Eastern. Click here to register.

October 2, 2017 - AAEES Breakfast at WEFTEC. All are invited! This year's breakfast is at 7:00 am at the McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Krishna Pagilla P.E., BCEE, Professor and Environmental Engineering Program Director at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Pagilla is an expert and internationally-known leader in the fields of water quality, water resource recovery, water reuse, and environmental biotechnology. Details of his speech to follow. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

September 30 - October 4, 2017 - WEFTEC - AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 6534 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson or email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are made possible only through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team!

October 12, 2017, Southern California Annual Event at the Orange County Sanitation District. This year's topic will be Indirect and Direct Potable Reuse and will focus on Are We Ready for DPR. For information, contact Sharon Yin at syin@ocsd.com.

October 12, 2017, Environmental Symposium, Hampton Inn & Suites, Cazenovia, New York. There will be six one-hour speeches. It will be a one day environmental symposium with a balance between environmental science and engineering issues with focus on emerging issues. For information, contact Howard LaFever at howard.lafever@ghd.com.

October 19, 2017, AAEES Technical Conference: Protecting Our Precious Resource – Texas Water, San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas. The American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) will be hosting a one-day technical conference in San Antonio, Texas in conjunction with the Academy's Board of Trustees Meeting the following day. The selected speakers represent the "Best of the Best" professionals. Registration TBA.

November 14, 2017, FREE AAEES Live Webinar: Innovative Approach for Implementing Performance-Based Remediation at Fort Ord, Presentation. 12 noon Eastern. Click here to register.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Highpoints | Volume 33, No. 5 -- May 2017

AAEES at NJWEA's 102nd Annual Conference

AAEES's 9th Annual Workshop and Breakfast at NJWEA's 102nd Annual Conference held in Atlantic City, New Jersey May 7th-12th was a huge success. Thank you David Marabello, David Vaccari, and Jay Surti for making it happen.

Recruiting Season – It's Not Over

Recruit Photo

While you may think that the Academy's recruiting efforts are over when our annual deadline for applications rolls around at the end of March, that's not what happens. Instead, rather than putting our recruiting efforts on the back burner, we transition to recruiting for the rest of this calendar year through the first quarter of next year. In other words, our search never ends. We need to continually find new, well-qualified environmental engineering and environmental science professionals who are looking to take that next step in their career path -- the path to board certification in their specialty.

Doing that requires input from our existing roster of certified individuals. We need your help. We need you to let us know when you encounter someone that you recognize as having the qualifications and knowledge that will enable them to pass the examination and/or peer review required to become board-certified. You know who these people are. You encounter them every day, and each encounter reinforces your impression that this is someone who should apply for board certification.

This is where we encounter the first hurdle. It's not enough for you to know who these well-qualified people are; we need you to tell us who they are. We need you to fill out the simple one-page nomination form and send it to us so we can get the formal application process rolling. Whether that happens in April, September, December, or March doesn't really matter. What matters is that we begin the process. What matters is that we put these applicants on the path to certification. We can't do that without your continued support and participation in our recruiting efforts.

So don't be reluctant to approach people on the topic of the Academy. And above all, don't be reluctant to get them started on the paper trail that leads to certification.

Submit a Nomination Button

TAX Season and Planned Giving to the Academy

Now that we are past the April tax season, we want to say thank you to those of you who made the Academy and the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation a part of your charitable contributions. We appreciate your gift and will use the funds to support education in environmental engineering and science.

We also want to emphasize the fact that we are looking to enhance the effectiveness of our charitable giving programs. There are a lot of ways to do this, but the most important to us is just to ask our audience to develop the habit of giving.

We have recently put in place some very important mechanisms that will help us build a program that consistently generates gifts while also consistently taking those gifts and converting them into meaningful action in support of the profession that we are all engaged in.

Take a look at the Foundation's website and see if there are ways that we can help you build a legacy of giving that supports our mission to preserve and protect the environment for the benefit of all.

AAEES Webinars Feature E3S Grand Prize Winners

You may already be aware of this, but part of our annual Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science (E3S) program involves making information on the prize winners' projects available to the broadest possible audience. To do this, we have crafted a series of webinars featuring the prizewinners as guest speakers. We have them prepare a presentation on their project, and then bring it to you through our webinar platform. The presentations are all live, which means that we have the opportunity to do Q&A at the conclusion of the prepared presentations.

We have been doing roughly one webinar per month for the last six months, and as the word gets out that we are doing this, our audience has steadily grown. The beauty of the program is that it's a great way to bring the innovative work that environmental engineers and scientists are doing to people with a casual interest in the field, as well as to practicing environmental professionals.

To make this an even more valuable service, we are posting the presentations and the accompanying audio track on the Academy website. We also capture the Q&A session at the conclusion presentation. Best of all, it's available to you on demand so you can stream the presentation when you have the time. If you can make it to the live session, it doesn't mean that you can't get the information. We are very pleased with how well this is working. Click on this link to get a sample of what the presentation looks like and how easy it is to take advantage of the program. And please feel free to get back to us with suggestions on how we can make this even better.

Our next webinar will be held on June 28, 2017 at 12 noon EST. This webinar's focus will be on the Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility South Secondary Improvements Project. Click here to register.

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, it has lapsed! Please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311 to renew.

2017 Examinations

On April 12th, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of more than 65 applications paving the way for examinations to be conducted during July and August. Coupled with holdovers from previous years, more than 90 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 Northern California, Illinois, Maryland and Washington.

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.

2017 Who's Who and Resource Guidebook

BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, and AAEES Members: The 2017 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. All AAEES members will receive a link to download a digital version of these documents. Should you wish to receive a hard copy of either - or both - you must email YMoulden@aaees.org by May 31st with your request. If you received hard copies of these publications last year, then you are already recognized for that preference and will automatically be mailed the print editions. If you only received the digital versions and would like to change to the hard copies, please email YMoulden@aaees.org 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

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 Shirt

AAEES Shirt Available!

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 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 Sammi Olmo at 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 5 - 8, 2017, AWMA's 110th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Pittsburgh, PA. Click here to register.

June 11 - 14, 2017, AWWA ACE17 Conference: Philadelphia, PA. Click here to register.

June 14, 2017, AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA Luncheon Presentation, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Philadelphia Marriott. Eleanor Allen, P.E., BCEE, Chief Executive Officer, Water For People will be speaking on The Dynamic Career Journey of a Global Water Engineer (From Non-Profit to For-Profit and Back Again). Click here to register.

June 28, 2017, FREE AAEES Live Webinar: Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility South Secondary Improvements Project Webinar. 12 noon EST. Click here to register.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Highpoints | Volume 33, No. 4 -- April 2017

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:

ARCADIS

Environmental Engineering & Science Foundation

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

GHD

SCS Engineers

Innovyze

AquAeTer

American Public Health Association

Trussell Technologies, Inc.

Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award, including Innovyze, GHD and Trussell Technologies.

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

Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award -- Innovyze

Presentations of the featured speakers are now available at http://www.aaees.org.

And a Special Thank you to Master of Ceremonies and to
David M. Gaddis for his excellent MC 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:

Corporate Patrons

AMEC Foster Wheeler Carollo Engineers CDM Smith CH2M Geosyntec Stantec

Agency Patrons

LA Department of Water and Power LA City Sanitation Orange County Sanitation District Orange County Water District Sanitation Districts of LA County West Basin Municipal Water District

AAEES Webinar in April

Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 12 noon EDT
Topic: Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System Initial Expansion

Project Summary: The Initial Expansion of the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) made the world's largest advanced water purification system for the potable reuse even bigger. The 30 mgd expansion increased capacity of the GWRS to 100 mgd. The expansion featured several key developments to optimize the performance of the existing advanced water purification facility. Completed in 2015, the Initial Expansion included enhancements to the post-treatment system and the RO system as well as a concept to equalize secondary effluent flow to maximize GWRS capacity.

The GWRS is a joint project of Orange County Sanitation District and the Orange County Water District. By taking highly treated wastewater and purifying it through a three step process, it produces near-distilled quality water. The webinar will also feature a discussion on the unexpected benefits that accrued to the OCSD from the GWSR during the recent drought, and even more so in the time since the drought has abated over the past few months.

Black & Veatch provided preliminary a final design as the structural, civil, electrical and mechanical engineer. Parsons served as the construction manager for the project, and McCarthy Building Companies Inc. was the general contractor.

Webinar details: This will be an interactive session with "live chat" capability as well. This session is open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Our objective is to offer special insights for graduate and undergraduate students as well as early to mid-career environmental professionals.

Click here to register.

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, 2017.

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.

2017 Examinations

On April 12th, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of more than 65 applications paving the way for examinations to be conducted during July and August. Coupled with holdovers from previous years, more than 90 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.

2017 Who's Who and Resource Guide

BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, and AAEES Members: The 2017 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. Digital versions are automatically sent via email to all members, but you must opt in to receive hard copies. If you received hard copies of these publications last year, then you are already opted-in and will automatically be mailed the print editions. If you only received the digital versions and would like to opt in for the 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.

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 Sammi Olmo at 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 26, 2017, AAEES Webinar: Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System Initial Expansion 12 noon EDT. Click here to register.

May 8, 2017, AAEES's 9th Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference, Atlantic City, NJ. For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

May 9, 2017, AAEES's 8th 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.

June 5 - 8, 2017, AWMA's 110th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Pittsburgh, PA. Click here to register.

June 11 - 14, 2017, AWWA ACE17 Conference: Philadelphia, PA. Click here to register.

June 14, 2017, AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA Luncheon Presentation, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Philadelphia Marriott. Eleanor Allen, P.E., BCEE, Chief Executive Officer, Water For People will be speaking on The Dynamic Career Journey of a Global Water Engineer (From Non-Profit to For-Profit and Back Again). Click here to register.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Highpoints | Volume 33, No. 3 -- March 2017

2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference - Register today!

The Academy's Awards Luncheon and Conference will be held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., on Thursday, April 13, 2017. The winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Communications will be announced.

Distinguished Engineers to be Recognized

The Academy will recognize distinguished environmental engineers and professionals at its Awards Luncheon to be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 13, 2017:

  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award: Stephen J. Hickox, P.E., BCEE
  • Edward J. Cleary Award: Sudhir Murthy, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award: Merlyn L. Hough, P.E., BCEE
  • Honorary Member Award: George Hawkins
  • International Honorary Member Award: Eran Friedler, DSc., and Marcos von Sperling, Ph.D.
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award: James Mihelcic, Ph.D., BCEEM
  • Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award: Qian Zhang, Ph.D.
  • EESF/AEESP Student Video Competition: University of South Florida

The AAEES Keynote Speaker for the Awards Luncheon is Dr. Kevin Teichman, Senior Science Advisor in the Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Click here to register.

2017 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2017 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 to reserve its space by March 31, 2017. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, please go to http://www.aaees.org/downloadcenter/ResourceGuidebookReservationForm.doc.

AAEES Webinar in April

Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 12 noon EDT
Topic: Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System Initial Expansion

Project Summary: The Initial Expansion of the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) made the world's largest advanced water purification system for the potable reuse even bigger. The 30 mgd expansion increased capacity of the GWRS to 100 mgd. The expansion featured several key developments to optimize the performance of the existing advanced water purification facility. Completed in 2015, the Initial Expansion included enhancements to the post-treatment system and the RO system as well as a concept to equalize secondary effluent flow to maximize GWRS capacity.

The GWRS is a joint project of Orange County Sanitation District and the Orange County Water District. By taking highly treated wastewater and purifying it through a three step process, it produces near-distilled quality water. The webinar will also feature a discussion on the unexpected benefits that accrued to the OCSD from the GWSR during the recent drought, and even more so in the time since the drought has abated over the past few months.

Black & Veatch provided preliminary a final design as the structural, civil, electrical and mechanical engineer. Parsons served as the construction manager for the project, and McCarthy Building Companies Inc. was the general contractor.

Webinar details: This will be an interactive session with "live chat" capability as well. This session is open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Our objective is to offer special insights for graduate and undergraduate students as well as early to mid-career environmental professionals.

Click here to register.

2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. Opportunities are found in the newly redesigned Catalog of Awards. There are many awards in Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Chemistry, including:

  • Mauritius: Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Australia: Fulbright Senior Scholar in Resources and Energy (Curtin University)
  • Canada: Research Chairs in Environment
  • United Arab Emirates: All Disciplines (Teaching or Teaching/Research)
  • India: Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Awards (All Disciplines)
  • Georgia: Science, Technology and Engineering
  • Colombia: Fulbright-Universidad Nacional de Colombia Distinguished Chair in Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Application Guidelines: including sample project statements
Review Criteria: to inform the various components of your application

Eligibility Requirements: to review program policies
Outreach Events: a schedule of conferences, workshops, and webinars

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 1, 2017.

Click here for more information.

2017 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 2017 and 2018 E3S award winners will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website http://www.iwa-network.org. More details forthcoming.

2017 Specialty Certification Renewals

If you have not renewed your certification for 2017, it is considered expired! Please contact Joyce Dowen if you have any questions or renew online at https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.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 at 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 13, 2017, AAEES E3S Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. For the completed agenda, full list of speakers, and to register online, go to http://bit.ly/2017AAEESAwards

April 26, 2017, AAEES Webinar: Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System Initial Expansion 12 noon EDT. Click here to register.

May 8, 2017, AAEES's 9th Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference, Atlantic City, NJ. For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

May 9, 2017, AAEES's 8th 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.

June 5 - 8, 2017, AWMA's 110th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Pittsburgh, PA. Click here to register.

June 11 - 14, 2017, AWWA ACE17 Conference: Philadelphia, PA. Click here to register.

June 14, 2017, AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA Luncheon Presentation, 12:30 - 2:00 pm at the Philadelphia Marriott. Click here to register.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Highpoints | Volume 33, No. 2 -- February 2017

2017 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 important competition. In cooperation with the International Water Association and the PIA Awards, the Academy is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. The winner will be announced at the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon & Conference. The winner will also qualify to enter the IWA's International competition in the North American section.

Entry guidelines, submission forms, and previous winning entries available at http://www.aaees.org/environmentalcommunicationsawards.php. Entries must be uploaded by March 1, 2017. Submit your reservation form today to receive your secured link and uploading instructions.

2017 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 2017 and 2018 E3S award winners will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website http://www.iwa-network.org. More details forthcoming.

2017 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2017 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 to reserve its space by March 31, 2017. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, please go to http://www.aaees.org/downloadcenter/ResourceGuidebookReservationForm.doc.

2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference

The Academy's Awards Luncheon and Conference will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 13, 2017. The winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Communications will be announced.

Did you miss our latest webinar?

If you were unable to attend our live webinar last week, we will have the recording on our website soon. If you would like to be emailed when the recording link is available, please email Marisa Waterman at MWaterman@aaees.org.

Webinar Summary: Leadership in Environmental Engineering

Dr. Domenico Grasso, P.E., BCEE, University of Delaware Provost, and Kristin (Kris) Morico, P.E., BCEE, Global Leader-Environmental Programs for GE discussed their diverse journeys as career environmental engineering professionals and the many opportunities they had and challenges they faced. Both speakers underscored the importance of building social and technical competencies, seeking mentoring, and the maintenance of career-long professional networks. We had a diverse audience of graduate and undergraduate students as well as early to mid-career environmental professionals. Many thanks to Dr. Grasso and Ms. Morico! Stay tuned for upcoming webinars.

2016 Certification Audit Underway

The 2016 Specialty Certification Audit is being completed. If you have not submitted your Annual Professional Development Credit Reporting Form and supporting documentation, please do it now or you risk your certification being transferred to Inactive.

Annual Certification Renewal for 2017

Your 2017 Specialty Certification expired on December 31, 2016. 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.

Distinguished Engineers to be Recognized

The Academy will recognize distinguished environmental engineers and professionals at its Awards Luncheon to be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 13, 2017:

  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award: Stephen Hickox, P.E., BCEE
  • Edward J. Cleary Award: Sudhir Murthy, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award: Merlyn Hough, P.E., BCEE
  • Brewster Snow Award: TBD
  • Honorary Member Award: George Hawkins
  • International Honorary Member Award: Marcos von Sperling and Eran Friedler
  • Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Student Research Award: TBD
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award: TBD
  • Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award: TBD

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

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 at 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 13, 2017, AAEES E3S Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Additional details forthcoming. Register online now at http://bit.ly/2017AAEESAwards or click here to download the Reservation Form.

May 8, 2017, AAEES's 9th Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference, Atlantic City, NJ. For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

May 9, 2017, AAEES's 8th 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.

June 5 - 8, 2017, AWMA's 110th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Pittsburgh, PA. Click here to register.

June 11 - 14, 2017, AWWA ACE17 Conference: Philadelphia, PA. Click here to register.

June 14, 2017, AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA Luncheon Presentation 12:30 - 2:00 pm at the Philadelphia Marriott. Click here to register.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Highpoints | Volume 33, No. 1 -- January 2017

Time is running out!

2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

It's time to begin planning your entries for the E3S Competition for 2017. The deadline to submit your entry is February 1, 2017. 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. Entering the E3S competition is a prerequisite for entering the North American category of the IWA PIA Awards. For more details please go to: http://www.aaees.org/e3scompetition.php

2017 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 important competition. In cooperation with the International Water Association and the PIA Awards, the Academy is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. The deadline to submit your entry is March 1, 2017. The winner will be announced at the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon & Conference. The winner will also qualify to enter the IWA's International competition in the North American section. For details, go to http://www.aaees.org/environmentalcommunicationsawards.php.

2017 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 2017 and 2018 E3S award winners will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website http://www.iwa-network.org/iwa-project-innovation-awards/. More details forthcoming.

2017 Kappe Lecture Series

The 2017 Kappe Lecturer is Danny D. Reible, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE. Dr. Reible is the Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair at Texas Tech University. He will be visiting university campuses during the 2017 fall semester. The objective of the Kappe Lecture Series is to share the knowledge of today's practitioners with tomorrow's engineers and scientists. Dr. Reible has prepared two lectures which are summarized online at http://www.aaees.org/kappelecturer.php. He is prepared to present one or both in settings of each university's choosing. Dr. Reible will also be available for informal meetings with faculty, students, and area professionals. For more on the AAEES Kappe Lecture Series, go to http://www.aaees.org/kappelecturer.php. The registration deadline is February 1, 2017.

AAEES Webinars

Please note: If you already pre-registered for one of our webinars, you will need to register at AnyMeeting as well. See links below.

AAEES is working to construct a webinar series that taps the expertise of our board certified environmental specialists in sessions that are timely and topical. We now have our first two webinars scheduled for early 2017. We hope you can attend one or both! These webinars will be interactive sessions with "live chat" capability as well. The webinar sessions are open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Our objective is to offer special insights for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as working environmental professionals who have a special interest in selected topics. And remember, these webinars are completely free.

Title: State-of-the-Art Nitrogen Upgrade to Protect our Waters
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 ET, AAEES will host a live webinar with both Rich Voigt, P.E., Principal Project Manager at CH2M and Sean Stephan, Chief of Enterprise Sustainability at AlexRenew Enterprises. Voigt and Stephan will be teaming up to discuss state-of-the-art nitrogen removal technologies and processes used to meet the stringent nutrient limits required to protect the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.

To register for this FREE event, go to: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EC58D787874C39
(If you already pre-registered you will still need to go to the anymeeting link above and register)

Title: Leadership in Environmental Engineering - "A Tale of Two Journeys"
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET, AAEES will host a live webinar with both Dr. Domenico Grasso, P.E., BCEE, University of Delaware Provost, and Kristin (Kris) Morico, P.E., BCEE, Global Leader-Environmental Programs for GE. Both Domenico and Kris will talk about their diverse journeys in environmental engineering with a special emphasis on the importance of both social and professional competencies, mentoring and maintenance of professional networks.

To register for this FREE event, go to: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EC58D78681493A
(If you already pre-registered you will still need to go to the anymeeting link above and register)

We hope you take advantage of these free events.

2016 Certification Audit Underway

The 2016 Specialty Certification Audit is being completed. If you have not submitted your Annual Professional Development Credit Reporting Form and supporting documentation do it now or you risk your certification being transferred to Inactive.

Annual Certification Renewal for 2017

Your 2017 Specialty Certification expired on December 31, 2016. You have until January 31, 2017 to renew without a penalty. 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.

2017 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2017 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 to reserve its space by March 31, 2017. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, please go to http://www.aaees.org/downloadcenter/ResourceGuidebookReservationForm.doc.

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 http://careers.aaees.org.

Committee Appointments

2017 President Robert C. Williams 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. Following is a list of those who will chair the Academy's committees:

  • Audit Committee - Joseph J. Delfino
  • Awards Committee - Howard B. LaFever
  • AAEESP/AAEES Joint Awards Committee - John Tobiason
  • Honorary Member Selection Sub-Committee - Howard B. LaFever
  • Brewster Snow Student Selection Committee - Richard S. Magee
  • Bylaws, Policies & Procedures Committee - Stephen G. Lippy
  • Admissions Committee - Sandra L. Tripp
  • Certification by Eminence Committee - Cecil Lue-Hing
  • Membership, Development & Outreach Committee - Christopher Jones
  • Re-Certification Committee - Lisa Woodward
  • Development & Upgrading of Examinations - Robert H. Gilbertsen
  • Air Resources and Pollution Control Committee - Mark P. Cal
  • Environmental Chemistry Committee - Patrick L. Brezonik
  • Environmental Life Sciences Committee - Mary F. DeFlaun
  • Environmental Sustainability Committee - Brent M. Jones
  • General Environmental Engineering Committee - Findlay Edwards
  • Hazardous Waste Management & Site Remediation Committee - James D. Fitzgerald
  • Industrial Hygiene Committee - Frederick W. Boelter
  • Radiation Protection Committee - Vacant
  • Solid Waste Management Committee - Robert B. Gardner
  • Surface and Groundwater Resources Committee - Steven S. Turner
  • Water Supply and Wastewater Committee - Jeffrey H. Greenfield
  • Engineering Education Committee - David A. Chin
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering Committee - David M. Gaddis
  • Finance Committee - Daniel B. Oerther
  • International Relations Committee - Kumar Topudurti
  • K-12 Committee - Richard J. Pope
  • Nominating Committee - Howard B. LaFever
  • Planning Committee - Kristin Morico
  • Publications Committee - C. Herb Ward
  • Seminars and Workshop Committee - Shuang (Sharon) Yin
  • Students & Young Professionals - Nicholas Rose

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.

January 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 pm ET, Webinar discussing State-of-the-Art Nitrogen Upgrade to Protect our Waters. To register for this FREE event, go to http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EC58D787874C39

February 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET, Webinar discussing Leadership in Environmental Engineering - "A Tale of Two Journeys." To register for this FREE event, go to http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EC58D78681493A

February 7, 2017 at 7:00 am ET, New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) 89th Annual Winter Meeting at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, NYC. There will be an AAEES breakfast presentation at 7:30 am featuring Professor Robert Sharp, Ph.D., P.E., O'Connor Fellow of Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College. For more details, go to http://nywea.org

April 13, 2017, AAEES E3S Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Additional details forthcoming. Reservation and Entry forms can be found here: http://www.aaees.org/e3scompetition.php.

May 8, 2017, AAEES's 9th Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

May 9, 2017, AAEES's 8th 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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Highpoints | Volume 32, No. 11 -- December 2016

Season's Greetings!!

The leaders and staff of the Academy extend sincere wishes for Happy Holidays and a prosperous 2017 to all members and their families and friends. Thank you for your commitment to the Academy.

2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

It's time to begin planning your entries for the E3S Competition for 2017. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2017. 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. Entering the E3S competition is a prerequisite for entering the North American category of the IWA PIA Awards.

For entry details, click here. For other information, email JSOlmo@aaees.org.

2017 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 important competition. In cooperation with the International Water Association and the PIA Awards, the Academy is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. The deadline to enter is March 1, 2017. The winner will be announced at the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon & Conference. The winner will also qualify to enter the IWA's International competition in the North American section.

For details and to enter, click here. For other information, email JSOlmo@aaees.org.

Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation Announces Launch of Planned Giving Program

As part of its effort to grow its ability to act on its mandate of supporting education and related topics in environmental engineering and environmental science, the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation has announced it is launching a planned giving program.

A planned giving program is a mechanism used by many charitable organizations as a way of making it easier for donors to make gifts. This is especially true for gifts that are combinations of traditional donor giving and estate planning in which a donor dedicates part of his/her estate to a not-for-profit recipient organization.

Information on the EES Foundation program can be viewed at eesfoundation.org/plannedgiving.

The Foundation's Board of Directors has chosen this route in order to do a better job of meeting its organizational mandate of promoting research and education in all aspects of environmental engineering and environmental science while making it easier for donors to make a gift of any size to the Foundation.

A key criterion of the program is a desire to accommodate different styles of giving and gifts of varying sizes. The program is accessible to donors making a regular small monthly contribution that is charged to a credit card. But the program also helps individuals looking to make a donation to the Foundation a part of their estate planning. The structures are in place to accommodate that level of giving as well.

The overall intent for creating the program is to generate a strong and steady level of support to the Foundation for its work in promoting environmental education. The most important element of the planned giving program is its potential to do a much better job of generating donations which can be turned into support for an expanding slate of environmental engineering education programs.

The Foundation recognizes that the environmental field is competing with a host of other academic disciplines to attract the best and brightest; the students who will be the next generation of leaders in the field they choose. The planned giving program will be a tool that the Foundation can use to build and sustain interest in an environmental career.

The bottom line for the program is its tapping the population of existing environmental engineers and scientists to help recruit and educate the next generation. Concern for the environment has never been higher. The planned giving program is a way of building the resource base that will be needed to convert today's students into tomorrow's environmental problem solvers.

Find out more at the EES Foundation website (http://www.eesfoundation.org/) by clicking on the tab for the Planned Giving Program. Please forward inquiries to: info@eesfoundation.org. Or call 410.266.3390.

2017 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 2017 and 2018 E3S award winners will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website www.iwa-pia.org. More details forthcoming.

AAEES Webinars

AAEES is working to construct a webinar series that taps the expertise of our board certified environmental specialists in sessions that are timely and topical. We now have our first two webinars scheduled for early 2017. We hope you can attend one or both! These webinars will be interactive sessions with "live chat" capability as well. The webinar sessions are open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Our objective is to offer special insights for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as working environmental professionals who have a special interest in selected topics. And remember, these webinars are completely free.

Title: State-of-the-Art Nitrogen Upgrade to Protect our Waters
Date: Wednesday January 18 2017 at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

On Wednesday January 18th 2017 ET, AAEES will host a live webinar with both Rich Voigt, P.E., Principal Project Manager at CH2M and Sean Stephan, Chief of Enterprise Sustainability at AlexRenew Enterprises. Voigt and Stephan will be teaming up to discuss state-of-the-art nitrogen removal technologies and processes used to meet the stringent nutrient limits required to protect the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. To register for this FREE event, go to: http://bit.ly/01182017NitrogenUpgradeWebinar.

Title: Leadership in Environmental Engineering – "A Tale of Two Journeys"
Date: Thursday Feb 2, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET

On Thursday February 2, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET, AAEES will host a live webinar with both Dr. Domenico Grasso, P.E., BCEE, University of Delaware Provost, and Kristin (Kris) Morico, P.E., BCEE, Global Leader-Environmental Programs for GE. Both Domenico and Kris will talk about their diverse journeys in environmental engineering with a special emphasis on the importance of both social and professional competencies, mentoring and maintenance of professional networks. To register for this FREE event, go to: http://bit.ly/AAEESLeadershipWebinar.

We hope you take advantage of these free events.

Last Call for the Student Video Competition: What can individuals do to help reduce climate change?

The deadline for the the Student Video Competition, put together by the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) and the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation (EESF), is quickly approach. Entry forms must be submitted by December 18, 2016.

This year we asked students to consider "What can individuals do to help reduce climate change?" The video is intended to motivate individuals to change daily habits that cause carbon emissions that may contribute to climate change. To help people understand the roles of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, the video should end with brief references as to how Environmental Engineers and Scientists are working on climate issues.

The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students studying environmental engineering or sciences worldwide. Target audiences include students in 8th grade and higher as well as the general public. The videos are a great way to engage students in an important societal challenge, develop team skills, and communicate effectively. The winning teams will receive prize money. We are hoping to also raise funds to cover travel to Washington D.C. for a few of the students.

Here is a link to the contest information: http://www.eesfoundation.org/student-video-competition/.

Please reach out to your student and professor colleagues and encourage them to participate!

View last year's winning videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOO4Ss8w6Cot5wGJ6QH7Erm_BpyTCGIbP.

Annual Certification Renewal

The 2017 Specialty Certification Renewals (paper copies) will be mailed in December. If you have not renewed for 2016, it is not too late. If you renew for both years, the late fee will be waived. Please call Joyce if you need assistance with your renewal at 410-266-3311.

2017 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2017 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 to reserve its space by February 15, 2017. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, click here.

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 http://careers.aaees.org.

Committee Appointments

President-Elect Robert Williams is finalizing 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. A list of those who will chair the Academy's committees will be published in the January Highpoints.

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.

January 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM – 2:30 pm ET, Webinar discussing State-of-the-Art Nitrogen Upgrade to Protect our Waters. To register for this FREE event, go to http://bit.ly/01182017NitrogenUpgradeWebinar

February 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET, Webinar discussing Leadership in Environmental Engineering – "A Tale of Two Journeys." To register for this FREE event, go to http://bit.ly/AAEESLeadershipWebinar

April 13, 2017, AAEES E3S Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Additional details forthcoming. Reservation and Entry forms can be found here: http://www.aaees.org/e3scompetition.php.

May 8, 2017, AAEES's 9th Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit www.njwea.org.

May 9, 2017, AAEES's 8th 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 www.njwea.org.