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Friday, December 14, 2018

Highpoints | Volume 34, No. 12 -- December 2018

Season's Greetings!!

The leaders and staff of the Academy extend sincere wishes for Happy Holidays and a prosperous 2019 to all members and their families and friends. Thank you for your commitment to the Academy.

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 projects 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 submit your reservation form 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. The due date has been extended to December 31, 2018. Please remember that your documents and form can be emailed to 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.

Annual Certification Renewal

Renewal notices for the 2019 Certifications will be mailed to you by the end of the year. If you decide to use a blank renewal forms, please write your name on the form. We are currently sending out email blasts each month for renewal. Upon receipt, please log into the AAEES Center and complete your renewal as soon as possible. Please be sure to review and update your data under "My Information" no later than December 31, 2018. It is important to get corrections on your Member Data to the Academy to ensure those changes are printed in the 2019 edition of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science. If you need assistance, please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org.

If you have not renewed for 2018, you can do so online at https://netforumpro.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=AAEES or contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org or 410-266-3311. If your certification is in arrears 3 or more years you will have to be re-examined.

'Tis the Season

Yes, it is the holiday season with all the special moments it brings as we gather with friends and family to celebrate and reflect on the events of the past year.

It's also another type of season -- the beginning of tax season. While nowhere near as enjoyable as the holiday festivities, taking care of tax matters now can pay significant benefits for this tax year. The value of those benefits can be compounded into even larger amounts in the future with careful and informed planning.

Have you ever considered making the Academy an element of your personal tax strategy? Were you aware that the Academy established the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation to serve as a mechanism by which Academy members can make tax deductible contributions to jointly support the practice of environmental engineering and science?

We can accept individual donations on a one-time basis. We also created what is known as a planned giving program. This mirrors the kinds of things that you see on public television where we can enable people to create and implement a structured giving program of a few dollars per month for the entire year. Please take a look at our description of the program on the Foundation's website at http://www.eesfoundation.org/. Please consider making a donation.

Clearly, we can't tell you the whole story in this limited amount of space. But we can assure you that the program is designed to have significant benefits for our donors and for the Academy.

Feel free to give us a call to find out more. We would be delighted to hear from you.

It's Simple - Refer a Friend to Apply for Board Certification

Submit a Nomination
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    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
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Membership Corner

Emeritus - One who has been a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, Member or Scientist in good standing who is no longer engaged in the practice of engineering or science who has voluntarily relinquished or allowed to expire any and all licenses or certificates of registration to practice engineering or science or who is classified as "Inactive" or "Retired" by the State Licensing Board(s) in which he/she is licensed or registered which precludes the practice of engineering or science. If you need to change your Membership status, please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311.

2019 EESF/AEESP Student Social Media Competition

Student Social Media Competition

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation and Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors are pleased to announce the 2019 EESF/AEESP Student Social Medial Competition. The theme is: Use Social Media to educate students and the public about the role of Environmental Engineers and Scientists in meeting the "grand challenges" facing our nation and the world. This competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students. For details, go to http://www.eesfoundation.org/student-social-media-competition/. The deadline to enter is December 17.

AAEES Activities

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 12 noon EST. - FREE AAEES Live Webinar -- featuring our 2018 Grand Prize winner in the Research category, Direct Potable Reuse Pilot Testing of Ozone-Biofiltration/Research Project (WE&RF Reuse-15-11). For registration information, contact Marisa at MWaterman@aaees.org.

Academy members can earn PDH credits for attending this session.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Highpoints | Volume 34, No. 11 -- November 2018

2018 Annual Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held at the Wood Environment & Infrastructure Inc. in Austin, Texas, on October 26, 2018. The meeting included four guest members: Jason A. Kirby, APWA Trustee-Elect, Wayne Klotz, ASCE Trustee-Elect, Andrew R. Shaw, WEF Trustee-Elect and Brian P. Flynn, Past President. Also attending were Burk Kalweit, AAEES Executive Director and Sammi Olmo, Manager Special Projects. Highlights of the meeting appear below:

  • 2019 Individual Award Recipients
    • Stanley E. Kappe Award - R. Benson Pair
    • Edward J. Cleary Award - Christopher Schultz
    • Gordon Maskew Fair Award - David Dzombak
    • Honorary Member Award - Gordon Maskew Fair (in Memoriam)
    • International Honorary Member Award - Chilpin Huang
    • Science Award - Joseph Cotruvo
  • Approved 2019 American Academy of Environmental Engineers Certification Board
    • Robert Williams, Chair
    • Lamont Curtis, Vice Chair
    • Jeanette Brown
    • Christian Davies-Venn
    • Hunter Nolen
    • Wendy Wert
    • Cecil Lue-Hing
  • Approved 2019 American Academy of Environmental Scientists Certification Board
    • James W. Patterson, Chair
    • James Clarke, Vice Chair
    • Robert Schoenberger
    • Brian Flynn
    • Benson Pair
    • Chriso Petropoulou

New Officers and Trustees

Congratulations to the 2019 Officers and Trustees who were installed during the Annual Meeting October 26 and take office January 1, 2019: Kristin Morico, President; James W. Patterson, President-Elect; Lilia A. Abron, Vice President; Dan Oerther, Treasurer; and C. Hunter Nolen, Past President. Trustees serving their first three-year term, Jason A. Kirby, representing APWA, Wayne Klotz, representing ASCE, Charles N. Haas, representing ASEE, Edward J. Bouwer, representing AEESP, Andrew R. Shaw, representing WEF, Richard P. Watson and James H. Clarke serving their first three-year terms as Trustees-at-Large. Positions still vacant are for trustees representing NSPE and SWANA.

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 projects 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 submit your reservation form 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. The due date has been extended to December 31, 2018. Please remember that your documents and form can be emailed to 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. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311.

Membership Corner

To qualify for Emeritus status, you should no longer be practicing and your P.E. license should be Retired or Inactive. If you have any questions please email Joyce at JDowen@aaees.org.

Annual Certification Renewal

The 2019 Specialty Certification process has started, and we still have members who have not renewed for 2018. Paper copies of the renewal form will be mailed out in December. If you cannot renew online or if you need to renew using a check, you may still renew your recertification via mail by downloading a blank renewal form at http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/RenewalPackage-2019.pdf or by emailing Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org to request a hard copy of your renewal.

It's Simple - Refer a Friend 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

2019 EESF/AEESP Student Social Media Competition

Student Social Media Competition

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation and Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors are pleased to announce the 2019 EESF/AEESP Student Social Medial Competition. The theme is: Use Social Media to educate students and the public about the role of Environmental Engineers and Scientists in meeting the "grand challenges" facing our nation and the world. This competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students. For details, go to http://www.eesfoundation.org/student-social-media-competition/.

AAEES Activities

Monday, December 10, 2018 - FREE AAEES Live Webinar -- featuring our Grand Prize winner in the Industrial Waste Practice category, From Pilot to Full Scale: Development of STARx HottPad™. 12 noon EST. Academy members can earn PDH credits for attending this session.

Click here to register today.

Donating to the EESF - Tax Free

EES Foundation Logo

Are you aware that if you are an individual facing the need to make 'required minimum distributions' from an IRA or 401(k) program, you can turn the distribution into a zero tax gift opportunity for qualified charitable organizations? All you need to do is provide instructions to the financial institution holding your IRA to make a payment directly to the intended charity.

It may sound a bit complicated, but it's really quite simple. We would be happy to work with you to accept your gift in a way that is tax-free to you and a very efficient method of supporting the mission and activities of the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation. Feel free to call the Academy to get the process started. Or send a note to Burk Kalweit at the Academy - BKalweit@aaees.org. He will be delighted to walk you through the required steps. It is something that is a win-win for the Foundation and those wanting to maximize the value of their gift. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Highpoints | Volume 34, No. 10 -- October 2018

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 projects 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 submit your reservation form 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/.

2018 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at the Wood Environment & Infrastructure Inc. office at 3755 South Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 375, Austin, Texas on Friday, October 26. The Installation Dinner will be held at the Austin Marriott South, Austin, Texas on October 25, 2018. The AAEES room block is at the Austin Marriott South.

The BoT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 26th. The President's Reception and Installation will be held the evening of Thursday, October 25th. For more information and registration, go to http://bit.ly/2018AAEESFallBoT.

2019 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect Kris Morico is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2018. 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 Kris Morico" 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 Openings

Chairs are needed for the following committees:

  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science Award Committee
  • International Relations Committee

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The recertification audit is moving a little slow. Please remember your documents and form can be submitted online to 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. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311.

Membership Corner

If you are a Life member, you still need to renew your certification. You will need to answer the questions about your P.E. license and your PDH's. If you no longer meet the PDH requirement, you can always become Life Inactive if you still have your P.E. license.

Annual Certification Renewal

The 2019 Specialty Certification process has started, and we still have members who have not renewed for 2018. If you need assistance, please give Joyce Dowen a call at 410-266-3311.

It's Simple - Refer a Friend 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

2019 EESF/AEESP Student Social Media Competition

Student Social Media Competition

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation and Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors are pleased to announce the 2019 EESF/AEESP Student Social Medial Competition. The theme is: Use Social Media to educate students and the public about the role of Environmental Engineers and Scientists in meeting the "grand challenges" facing our nation and the world. This competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students. For details, go to http://www.eesfoundation.org/student-social-media-competition/.

New Report from our friends at The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Future Water Priorities for the Nation: Directions for the U.S. Geological Survey Water Mission Area

Increasing pressure from growing populations, climate change, extreme weather, and aging water-related infrastructure threaten water availability and quality in the United States and abroad. As a result, research to help inform decision-making related to the management and use of water resources will be of paramount importance in coming decades.

The Water Mission Area (WMA) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a long-established reputation for collecting and delivering high-quality, unbiased scientific information related to the nation's water resources. At the request of the USGS, this report identifies the nation's highest-priority water science and resources challenges over the next 25 years, summarizes WMA's current water science and research portfolio, and recommends strategic opportunities for WMA to more effectively address the most pressing challenges.

Challenges identified include understanding the role of water in the Earth system, quantifying the water cycle, developing integrated modeling, quantifying change in the socio-hydrological system, securing reliable and sustainable water supplies, and understanding and predicting water-related hazards. High-priority questions that need to be answered cover the quality, quantity, and spatial and temporal variability of atmospheric, surface, and subsurface water; the impact of human activities; comprehensive water accounting; effects of climate change; and long-term water-related risk management.

Click here to get the report.

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.

October 18, 2018 - AAEES Annual West Coast Event at UCLA. This year's topic is In This Era of Climate Uncertainty; Is SoCal Ready to Invest in Sustainable Local Water Resources? Register online now at http://bit.ly/2018WestCoastConference or click here to download and distribute the registration flyer. This event sold out last year, so reserve your space now!

October, 24, 2018 - FREE AAEES Live Webinar: Los Angeles Aqueduct - Owens Lake Environmental Protection and Dust Mitigation Project. 12 noon EST. Click here to register today.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Highpoints | Volume 34, No. 9 -- September 2018

2018 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at Austin Marriott South, Austin, Texas, October 25-26, 2018. President Hunter Nolen encourages the BoT to arrive early to attend the tour of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University on Thursday afternoon, October 25th.

The BoT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 26th. The President's Reception and Installation will be held the evening of Thursday, October 25th. For more information and registration, go to http://bit.ly/2018AAEESFallBoT.

2019 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs – President-Elect Kris Morico is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2018. 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 Kris Morico" 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.

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 projects 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 submit your reservation form 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/.

2018 Frederick George Pohland Medal

Congratulations to Dr. Charles B. Bott, P.E., BCEE, who has been selected to receive the 2018 Frederick George Pohland Medal from AEESP, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientist (AAEES), and the Pohland family. This year the AEESP Awards will be presented at their Meet and Greet at WEFTEC in New Orleans on Monday, October 1st.

Electronic Certification Applications Available Year 'round

Who encouraged you to obtain your Certification? Won't you encourage qualified colleagues and associates to submit their applications for specialty certification? The Academy's online application forms make it easy to initiate the process. Don't wait until the last minute to help an associate receive the recognition and prestige that comes with becoming a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member (non-PE), or Board Certified Environmental Scientist. Certification information and applications are available online at www.aaees.org under Membership. When encouraging applicants, be sure to send them the link to the Academy's "Value of Certification Video" below!

Just copy and paste this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Of8-NsLjU into your message.

It's Simple - Refer a Friend 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

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Reap the little-known advantages of social media. It's not too late to start. Try visiting, following, subscribing to, and recommending the Academy on all of its newly updated social media networks. Contribute a valuable discussion to the 1900+ subscribers on LinkedIn, join the conversation on Twitter, check out your Academy's exciting events on Facebook, view the most up to date photos on Flickr, and much more! Give it a whirl! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the new shortcuts on the AAEES homepage: http://www.aaees.org/.

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The recertification audit is moving a little slow. Please remember your documents and forms can be submitted online to 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. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311.

Membership Corner

Annual Certification Renewal

The 2019 Specialty Certification process has started, and we still have members who have not renewed for 2018. If you need assistance, please give Joyce Dowen a call at 410-266-3311.

Circular Economy Challenge to Repurpose Mine Tailings

Ennomotive (https://www.ennomotive.com/), the leading open innovation platform for engineering challenges, just launched a competition to find new applications for waste materials and reduce the environmental impact of tailings. This online competition is open worldwide to professionals, students, or academia from different industries and technical backgrounds. 14,000€ in prizes will be shared among the best ideas for this competition. For details, interested participants should sign up at https://www.ennomotive.com/circular-economy-challenge-tailings/. The deadline is October 15, 2018.

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 26, 2018 - FREE AAEES Live Webinar: One Water LA 2040 Plan. 12 noon EST. Click here to register today.

October 1, 2018 - AAEES/AEESP Joint Luncheon at WEFTEC. All are invited! New this year, AAEES will be teaming with AEESP for a joint luncheon at the New Orleans Convention Center. Details of the luncheon to follow. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

October 1 - 3, 2018 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth #2205 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! https://www.weftec.org/attend/register/about-registration/ .

October 11, 2018 - Environmental Symposium, Cazenovia, New York. This year's topic is Challenges Now and in the Future. Register online now at http://bit.ly/2018AAEESEastCoastConference or click here to download and distribute the registration flyer. Attendees can earn up to five PDH credits.

October 18, 2018 - AAEES Annual West Coast Event at UCLA. This year's topic is In This Era of Climate Uncertainty; Is SoCal Ready to Invest in Sustainable Local Water Resources? Register online now at http://bit.ly/2018WestCoastConference or click here to download and distribute the registration flyer. This event sold out last year, so reserve your space now!

October, 24, 2018 - FREE AAEES Live Webinar: Los Angeles Aqueduct - Owens Lake Environmental Protection and Dust Mitigation Project. 12 noon EST. Click here to register today.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Highpoints | Volume 34, No. 8 -- August 2018

2018 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at Austin Marriott South, Austin, Texas, October 25-26, 2018. President Hunter Nolen encourages the BoT to arrive early to attend the tour of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University on Thursday afternoon, October 25th.

The BoT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 26th. The President's Reception and Installation will be held the evening of Thursday, October 25th. For more information and registration, go to http://bit.ly/2018AAEESFallBoT.

2019 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs – President-Elect Kris Morico is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2018. 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 Kris Morico" 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 provides 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 (SO) 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.

2019 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Competition and Awards

Give your best projects the broad exposure and global recognition they deserve. Begin planning your entry now. Deadline for entries is February 1, 2019. Participants in the 2019 AAEES E3S will be able to submit completed entries online. Look for details at http://www.aaees.org/e3scompetition/.

Thank you for all of your AAEES Awards Nominations

The Academy is grateful for all of the wonderful nominations that have been submitted for the 2019 AAEES Awards. We are carefully combing through all of the submissions for the following categories:

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

2018 Frederick George Pohland Medal

Congratulations to Dr. Charles B. Bott, P.E., BCEE, who has been selected to receive the 2018 Frederick George Pohland Medal from AEESP, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientist (AAEES), and the Pohland family. This year the AEESP Awards will be presented at their Meet and Greet at WEFTEC in New Orleans on Monday, October 1st.

Electronic Certification Applications Available Year 'round

Who encouraged you to obtain your Certification? Won't you encourage qualified colleagues and associates to submit their applications for specialty certification? The Academy's online application forms make it easy to initiate the process. Don't wait until the last minute to help an associate receive the recognition and prestige that comes with becoming a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member (non-PE), or Board Certified Environmental Scientist. Certification information and applications are available online at www.aaees.org under Membership. When encouraging applicants, be sure to send them the link to the Academy's "Value of Certification Video" below! Just copy and paste this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Of8-NsLjU into your message.

It's Simple - Refer a Friend 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

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Reap the little-known advantages of social media. It's not too late to start. Try visiting, following, subscribing to, and recommending the Academy on all of its newly updated social media networks. Contribute a valuable discussion to the 1900+ subscribers on LinkedIn, join the conversation on Twitter, check out your Academy's exciting events on Facebook, view the most up to date photos on Flickr, and much more! Give it a whirl! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the new shortcuts on the AAEES homepage: http://www.aaees.org/.

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The recertification audit is moving a little slow. Please remember your documents and form can be submitted online to 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. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311.

Membership Corner

We still have members who have not renewed for 2018. If you need assistance, please give Joyce Dowen a call at 410-266-3311.

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.

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.

October 1, 2018 - AAEES/AEESP Joint Luncheon at WEFTEC. All are invited! New this year, AAEES will be teaming with AEESP for a joint luncheon at the New Orleans Convention Center. Details of the luncheon to follow. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

October 1 - 3, 2018 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 2205 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! https://www.weftec.org/attend/register/about-registration/

October 11, 2018 - Environmental Symposium, Cazenovia, New York. This year's topic is Current Challenges and The Future. For information, go to http://bit.ly/2018AAEESEastCoastConference.

October 18, 2018 - AAEES Annual West Coast Event at UCLA. This year's topic is In This Era of Climate Uncertainty; Is SoCal Ready to Invest in Sustainable Local Water Resources? Additional information will be posted to http://www.aaees.org/events.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Highpoints | Volume 34, No. 7 -- July 2018

2018 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at Austin Marriott South, Austin, Texas, October 25-26, 2018. President Nolen encourages the BOT to arrive early to attend the tour of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University on Thursday afternoon, October 25.

The BOT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 26. The President's Reception and Installation will be held the evening of Thursday, October 25. More details to follow next month.

2019 Election

Unofficial winners in the election of 2019 Officers and Trustees include:

  • James W. Patterson - President-Elect
  • Lilia A. Abron - Vice President
  • James H. Clarke - Trustee-at-Large
  • Richard P. Watson - Trustee-at-Large

Confirmation of their election will take place at the 2018 Annual Meeting. They will be installed October 25, 2018, along with the new Board of Trustees. Their official terms start January 1, 2019.

Leaving the Board December 31 are:

  • Robert C. Williams, Past President;
  • Gordon R. Garner, representing APWA;
  • Kyle E. Schilling, representing ASCE;
  • John E. Tobiason, representing AEESP;
  • Christopher D. Jones, representing NSPE;
  • Robert J. Schoenberger, representing SWANA;
  • Jeanette A. Brown, representing WEF; and
  • David M. Gaddis, Trustee-at-Large.

2019 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect Kris Morico is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2018. 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 Kris Morico" 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, 2018.

It's Simple - Refer a Friend 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

Facebook logo Linked logo Twitter logo YouTube logo Flickr logo Blogger logo

Reap the little-known advantages of social media. It's not too late to start. Try visiting, following, subscribing to, and recommending the Academy on all of its newly updated social media networks. Contribute a valuable discussion to the 1900+ subscribers on LinkedIn, join the conversation on Twitter, check out your Academy's exciting events on Facebook, view the most up to date photos on Flickr, and much more! Give it a whirl! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the new shortcuts on the AAEES homepage: http://www.aaees.org/.

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The 2018 Recertification Audit is now underway and if you need assistance please contact JDowen@aaees.org.

Membership Corner

You are eligible for Life membership if you are certified 20 years and age 65. You still have to renew each year if you are a Life member. When using the renewal form, please print your name at the top so your renewal can be processed. As always, please contact Joyce Dowen with any questions or to renew over the phone at 410-266-3311.

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.

Is Your Marketing Director Signed On?

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

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.

October 1, 2018 - AAEES/AEESP Joint Luncheon at WEFTEC. All are invited! New this year, AAEES will be teaming with AEESP for a joint luncheon at the New Orleans Convention Center. Details of the luncheon to follow. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

October 1 - 3, 2018 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 2205 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 11, 2018 - Environmental Symposium, Cazenovia, New York. This year's topic is Current Challenges and The Future. For information, go to http://www.aaees.org/events.

October 18, 2018 - AAEES Annual West Coast Event at UCLA. This year's topic is In This Era of Climate Uncertainty; Is SoCal Ready to Invest in Sustainable Local Water Resources? Additional information will be posted to http://www.aaees.org/events.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Highpoints | Volume 34, No. 6 -- June 2018

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 to Sammi Olmo at JSOlmo@aaees.org no later than July 15, 2018.

Recruiting season is not over: Refer a Friend to Apply for Board Certification

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 engineers and scientists. 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 http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/NominationForm.pdf for Board Certification or http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/NominationForm-Eminence.pdf for Board Certification through Eminence 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.

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
  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

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The certification audit for 2018 is now underway with the auditing of 38 certificants. The Annual Professional Development Credit Reporting Form and documentation for every pdh taken 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 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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2018 Examinations

On April 13th, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of more than 54 applications paving the way for examinations to be conducted during July and August. Coupled with holdovers from previous years, more than 85 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 and Northern California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Downstate and Upstate New York, New Mexico, Oregon, Eastern and Western Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

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, and Student Members

You may renew and update your profile records online! Even if you do not wish to renew online, you may still log in to update your contact information. 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 Log in 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

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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/.

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.

  • Surface Water Resources - two members

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, 2018 - A&WMA's 111th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Hartford, Connecticut. A&WMA's Annual Conference is recognized as the premier international conference for the latest information on air, climate change, environmental management, resource conservation, and waste issues. The comprehensive technical program includes 40 panels and 56 sessions on the latest environmental topics. For details go to https://www.awma.org/ace2018.

October 1, 2018 - AAEES/AEESP Joint Luncheon at WEFTEC. All are invited! New this year, AAEES will be teaming with AEESP for a joint luncheon at the New Orleans Convention Center. Details of the luncheon to follow. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

October 1 - 3, 2018 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 2205 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!