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Friday, March 15, 2019

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

2019 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference

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

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

Recognizing the following distinguished environmental engineers and environmental scientists:

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

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

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

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

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

Chihpin Huang, Ph.D.
International Honorary Member

Annual Certification Renewal for 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

AAEES UCI Student Chapter 6th Annual Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to order.

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

It's easy and free to host an Academy Workshop or Seminar in your locale. If you would like to learn more, please email Workshops and Seminars Chair Sharon Yin, SYin@ocsd.com and copy JSOlmo@aaees.org. Be sure to give an approximate date and suggested topic (if any), possible speakers, and possible location. For three easy steps to hosting an event, click here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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

2019 Environmental Communications Awards

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

2019 AAEES Kappe Lecturer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  2. Complete the form
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  4. Your default email application will open
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2019 Certification Audit

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

2019 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference

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

Distinguished Engineers and Scientists to be Recognized

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

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

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

Annual Certification Renewal for 2019

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

AAEES Career Center

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

Committee Openings

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

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

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

It's easy and free to host an Academy Workshop or Seminar in your locale. If you would like to learn more, please email Workshops and Seminars Chair Sharon Yin, SYin@ocsd.com and copy JSOlmo@aaees.org. Be sure to give an approximate date and suggested topic (if any), possible speakers, and possible location. For three easy steps to hosting an event, click here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, January 18, 2019

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

Time is running out!

2019 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science (E3S) Competition

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

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

2019 Environmental Communications (EComm) Awards

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

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

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

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

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

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

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

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

Submit a Nomination
  1. Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification
  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

Annual Certification Renewal for 2019

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

AAEES Career Center

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

Committee Appointments

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

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

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

It's easy and free to host an Academy Workshop or Seminar in your locale - If you would like to learn more, please email Workshops and Seminars Chair Sharon Yin, SYin@ocsd.com, and copy JSOlmo@aaees.org. Be sure to give an approximate date and suggested topic (if any), possible speakers, and possible location. For three easy steps to hosting an event, click here.

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

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

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

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

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
  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

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

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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.