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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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

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

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

Distinguished Engineers to be Recognized

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

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

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

Click here to register.

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

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2017 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook. We are releasing the Guidebook in both electronic and print format to make this year's edition easier to use and easier to distribute to individuals and organizations looking to connect with environmental specialists. We are expanding the content that each listing receives - enabling web links in the e-version and providing more room to post information on your specialties in both versions. We expect to print and distribute the new publication more widely than we have in the past, with a special focus on outreach at the trade events and conferences we attend during the year. We are also planning an expanded role for the Guidebook in making federal, state, and local agencies aware of the capabilities of our members in helping deal with current environmental engineering needs.

Ask your organization to reserve its space by March 31, 2017. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, please go to http://www.aaees.org/downloadcenter/ResourceGuidebookReservationForm.doc.

AAEES Webinar in April

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to register.

2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for more information.

2017 IWA Project Innovation Awards

The IWA Project Innovation Awards (PIA) aims to highlight innovative water and wastewater engineering projects around the world, thus bringing recognition to these projects as models of engineering excellence and spreading the knowledge of water and wastewater science and management. The awards span six categories: Applied Research, Planning, Design, Small Projects, Operations/Management, and Marketing and Communication. All 2017 and 2018 E3S award winners will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website http://www.iwa-network.org. More details forthcoming.

2017 Specialty Certification Renewals

If you have not renewed your certification for 2017, it is considered expired! Please contact Joyce Dowen if you have any questions or renew online at https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=AAEES.

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

April 13, 2017, AAEES E3S Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. For the completed agenda, full list of speakers, and to register online, go to http://bit.ly/2017AAEESAwards

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

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

May 9, 2017, AAEES's 8th Annual Workshop (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's Conference, Atlantic City, NJ: For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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

2017 Environmental Communications Awards

We all know how important communicating complex and challenging issues to stakeholders and partners can be. Effectively communicating with the public at large and other constituents is equally as important. With this in mind, AAEES is inviting you to enter this important competition. In cooperation with the International Water Association and the PIA Awards, the Academy is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. The winner will be announced at the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon & Conference. The winner will also qualify to enter the IWA's International competition in the North American section.

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

2017 IWA Project Innovation Awards

The IWA Project Innovation Awards (PIA) aims to highlight innovative water and wastewater engineering projects around the world, thus bringing recognition to these projects as models of engineering excellence and spreading the knowledge of water and wastewater science and management. The awards span six categories: Applied Research, Planning, Design, Small Projects, Operations/Management, and Marketing and Communication. All 2017 and 2018 E3S award winners will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website http://www.iwa-network.org. More details forthcoming.

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

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2017 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook. We are releasing the Guidebook in both electronic and print format to make this year's edition easier to use and easier to distribute to individuals and organizations looking to connect with environmental specialists. We are expanding the content that each listing receives - enabling web links in the e-version and providing more room to post information on your specialties in both versions. We expect to print and distribute the new publication more widely than we have in the past, with a special focus on outreach at the trade events and conferences we attend during the year. We are also planning an expanded role for the Guidebook in making federal, state, and local agencies aware of the capabilities of our members in helping deal with current environmental engineering needs.

Ask your organization to reserve its space by March 31, 2017. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, please go to http://www.aaees.org/downloadcenter/ResourceGuidebookReservationForm.doc.

2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference

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

Did you miss our latest webinar?

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

Webinar Summary: Leadership in Environmental Engineering

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

2016 Certification Audit Underway

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

Annual Certification Renewal for 2017

Your 2017 Specialty Certification expired on December 31, 2016. You can renew online at:

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

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

Distinguished Engineers to be Recognized

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

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

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

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

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

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

May 9, 2017, AAEES's 8th Annual Workshop (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's Conference, Atlantic City, NJ. For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

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

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

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

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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

Time is running out!

2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

It's time to begin planning your entries for the E3S Competition for 2017. The deadline to submit your entry is February 1, 2017. The submission process is entirely electronic, allowing you to submit your completed entry directly online. Judging is also conducted electronically with an unlimited geographic representation of judges. Entering the E3S competition is a prerequisite for entering the North American category of the IWA PIA Awards. For more details please go to: http://www.aaees.org/e3scompetition.php

2017 Environmental Communications Awards

We all know how important communicating complex and challenging issues to stakeholders and partners can be. Effectively communicating with the public at large and other constituents is equally as important. With this in mind, AAEES is inviting you to enter this important competition. In cooperation with the International Water Association and the PIA Awards, the Academy is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. The deadline to submit your entry is March 1, 2017. The winner will be announced at the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon & Conference. The winner will also qualify to enter the IWA's International competition in the North American section. For details, go to http://www.aaees.org/environmentalcommunicationsawards.php.

2017 IWA Project Innovation Awards

The IWA Project Innovation Awards (PIA) aims to highlight innovative water and wastewater engineering projects around the world, thus bringing recognition to these projects as models of engineering excellence and spreading the knowledge of water and wastewater science and management. The awards span six categories: Applied Research, Planning, Design, Small Projects, Operations/Management, and Marketing and Communication. All 2017 and 2018 E3S award winners will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website http://www.iwa-network.org/iwa-project-innovation-awards/. More details forthcoming.

2017 Kappe Lecture Series

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

AAEES Webinars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We hope you take advantage of these free events.

2016 Certification Audit Underway

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

Annual Certification Renewal for 2017

Your 2017 Specialty Certification expired on December 31, 2016. You have until January 31, 2017 to renew without a penalty. You can renew online at:
https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=AAEES

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

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

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2017 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook. We are releasing the Guidebook in both electronic and print format to make this year's edition easier to use and easier to distribute to individuals and organizations looking to connect with environmental specialists. We are expanding the content that each listing receives - enabling web links in the e-version and providing more room to post information on your specialties in both versions. We expect to print and distribute the new publication more widely than we have in the past, with a special focus on outreach at the trade events and conferences we attend during the year. We are also planning an expanded role for the Guidebook in making federal, state, and local agencies aware of the capabilities of our members in helping deal with current environmental engineering needs.

Ask your organization to reserve its space by March 31, 2017. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, please go to http://www.aaees.org/downloadcenter/ResourceGuidebookReservationForm.doc.

AAEES Career Center

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

Committee Appointments

2017 President Robert C. Williams has finalized committee appointments for the Academy's next program year (January 1 to December 31) and appointment letters will be mailed to those newly appointed this year. Following is a list of those who will chair the Academy's committees:

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

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 9, 2017, AAEES's 8th Annual Workshop (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's Conference, Atlantic City, NJ: For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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

Season's Greetings!!

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

2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

It's time to begin planning your entries for the E3S Competition for 2017. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2017. The submission process is entirely electronic, allowing you to submit your completed entry directly online. Judging is also conducted electronically with an unlimited geographic representation of judges. Entering the E3S competition is a prerequisite for entering the North American category of the IWA PIA Awards.

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

2017 Environmental Communications Awards

We all know how important communicating complex and challenging issues to stakeholders and partners can be. Effectively communicating with the public at large and other constituents is equally as important. With this in mind, AAEES is inviting you to enter this important competition. In cooperation with the International Water Association and the PIA Awards, the Academy is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. The deadline to enter is March 1, 2017. The winner will be announced at the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon & Conference. The winner will also qualify to enter the IWA's International competition in the North American section.

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

Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation Announces Launch of Planned Giving Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 IWA Project Innovation Awards

The IWA Project Innovation Awards (PIA) aims to highlight innovative water and wastewater engineering projects around the world, thus bringing recognition to these projects as models of engineering excellence and spreading the knowledge of water and wastewater science and management. The awards span six categories: Applied Research, Planning, Design, Small Projects, Operations/Management, and Marketing and Communication. All 2017 and 2018 E3S award winners will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website www.iwa-pia.org. More details forthcoming.

AAEES Webinars

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

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

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

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

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

We hope you take advantage of these free events.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annual Certification Renewal

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

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

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2017 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook. We are releasing the Guidebook in both electronic and print format to make this year's edition easier to use and easier to distribute to individuals and organizations looking to connect with environmental specialists. We are expanding the content that each listing receives – enabling web links in the e-version and providing more room to post information on your specialties in both versions. We expect to print and distribute the new publication more widely than we have in the past, with a special focus on outreach at the trade events and conferences we attend during the year. We are also planning an expanded role for the Guidebook in making federal, state, and local agencies aware of the capabilities of our members in helping deal with current environmental engineering needs.

Ask your organization to reserve its space by February 15, 2017. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, click here.

AAEES Career Center

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

Committee Appointments

President-Elect Robert Williams is finalizing committee appointments for the Academy's next program year (January 1 to December 31), and appointment letters will be mailed to those newly appointed this year. A list of those who will chair the Academy's committees will be published in the January Highpoints.

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

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

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

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

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

May 9, 2017, AAEES's 8th Annual Workshop (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's Conference, Atlantic City, NJ: For registration or exhibitor information, visit www.njwea.org.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Highpoints | Volume 32, No. 10 -- November 2016

2016 Annual Meeting

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Cazenovia, New York on October 21, 2016. The meeting included two guest members: David M. Gaddis, Trustee-at-Large-Elect and Wayne McFarland, luncheon speaker. Also attending were Burk Kalweit, AAEES Executive Director, Sammi Olmo, Manager Special Projects, Joyce Dowen, Executive Assistant and Yolanda Moulden, Production Manager. Highlights of the meeting appear below.

  • 2017 Individual Award Recipients
    • Stanley E. Kappe Award - Merlyn Hough
    • Edward J. Cleary Award - Sudhir Murthy
    • Gordon Maskew Fair Award - Stephen Hickox
    • Honorary Member Award - George Hawkins
    • International Honorary Member Award - Marcos vonSperling and Eran Friedler
  • Approved AAEECB Board
    • Robert Williams, Chair
    • Lamont Curtis, Vice Chair
    • Jeanette Brown
    • Christian Davies-Venn
    • Hunter Nolen
    • Wendy Wert
    • Cecil Lue-Hing
  • Approved AAESCB Board
    • James Mihelcic, Chair
    • James Patterson, Vice Chair
    • Michael Kavanaugh
    • Robert Schoenberger
    • James Clarke
    • Brian Flynn
    • Benson Pair

New Officers and Trustees

Congratulations to the 2017 Officers and Trustees who were installed during the Annual Meeting October 20 and take office January 1, 2017: Robert C. Williams, President; C. Hunter Nolen, President-Elect; Kristin Morico, Vice President; Dan Oerther, Treasurer; and Howard B. LaFever, Past President. Trustees serving their second three-year term are: R. Benson Pair, representing AIChE. Wendy Wert, Trustee-at-Large, Trustees serving their first three-year term, Jeffrey H. Greenfield, Trustee-at-Large and David M. Gaddis serving a two-year term as Trustee-at-Large vacated by Kristin Morico.

Academy Selected As the Lead Society for ABET Environmental Science Program

Reaching the culmination of efforts that go back for several years, the Academy was approved by the ABET Applied Science Area Delegation (the part of the ABET Board of Delegates that oversees work of the Applied Science Accreditation Commission) as the lead professional society for the accreditation of environmental science programs. The ABET staff were confident in their finding that, based on the Academy's long track record of performance in support of ABET's environmental engineering program, AAEES is capable of the task. A key factor in making this determination was that the Academy has already spent considerable effort in creating its own certification program for environmental scientists. With this foundation to build on, the ABET Applied Science Area Delegation determined that the Academy is the logical and appropriate society to lead accreditation of environmental science programs in the US and in such programs around the world.

This is a significant development for the AAEES as it places the Academy in a position of determining the structure and content of environmental engineering and environmental science programs. Or put another way, it means that the Academy will be positioned to reflect the needs of its membership and Patrons in determining the knowledge that will be required to earn a college degree in environmental engineering or environmental science.

October 20, 2016 - Technical Conference: Program and Plant Performance Improvements with Emphasis on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

The Conference was a huge success with over 90 attendees at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Cazenovia, NY. Thank you to all of our participating speakers: Michael Lannon, P.E., Dan Jean, Dick Goodney, P.E., Phil Tangorra, Ryan Fisher, P.E., BCEE, Dr. Cornelius (Neil) Murphy, Andrew Weiss, P.E., BCEE, and Dan Ramer. A special thanks goes to Howard LaFever for all his work in organizing the Conference and working with our speakers to make the conference a unique event. We are currently working on getting the presentations online to view.

2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

It's time to begin planning your entries for the E3S Competition for 2017. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2017. The submission process is entirely electronic, allowing you to submit your completed entry directly online. Judging is also conducted electronically with an unlimited geographic representation of judges. Entering the E3S competition is a prerequisite for entering the North American category of the IWA PIA Awards.

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

Annual Certification Renewal

Renewal notices for the 2017 Certifications will be mailed to you by the end of the year. 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, 2016. It is important to get corrections on your Member Data to the Academy to ensure those changes are printed in the 2017 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 2016 you can do so online at aaees.org or contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org. If your certification is in arrears 3 or more years you will have to be re-examined.

2016 Certification Audit Underway

Each person audited is being asked to supply the Recertification Committee with documentation substantiating at least 40 Professional Development Hours. The PDHs are acquired by continuing professional development activities during calendar years January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015 to ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements for Active and Life Active specialty certification. Those who were audited within the past 10 years are exempt from the current cycle. If you have any questions, please let Joyce Dowen know at JDowen@aaees.org.

Membership Corner

An email blast went out to all members in November about their 2017 Specialty Certification Renewal. If you are a Life Member you need to renew every year to answer the questions concerning your certification. If you need a renewal form please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org or renew online at http://www.aaees.org/members-specialtycertificationrenewal.php.

2017 Environmental Communications Awards

We all know how important it is to communicate complex and challenging issues to the public at large and other constituents. With this in mind, AAEES is inviting you to enter this important competition. In cooperation with the International Water Association and the PIA Awards, the Academy is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. The deadline for entries is March 1, 2017. The winner will be announced at the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon & Conference. The winner will also qualify to enter the IWA's International competition in the North American section. For details and to enter, click here or email JSOlmo@aaees.org.

AAEES Career Center

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

AAEES Activities

Leadership in Environmental Engineering - "A Tale of Two Journeys"

On Thursday December 15, 2016, from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET, AAEES will host a live webinar with both Dr. Domenico Grasso, P.E., BCEE, University of Delaware Provost, and Kristin (Kris) Morico, P.E., BCEE, Global Leader-Environmental Programs for GE. Both Domenico and Kris will talk about their diverse journeys in environmental engineering with a special emphasis on the importance of both social and professional competencies, mentoring and maintenance of professional networks. This will be an interactive session with "live chat" capability as well. This session is open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. This may be especially insightful for early to mid-career professionals as well as students.

To register for this FREE event, go to http://bit.ly/AAEESLeadershipWebinar.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Highpoints | Volume 32, No. 9 -- September 2016

2016 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting & Technical Conference

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at Hampton Inn & Suites, Cazenovia, New York, October 19-21, 2016. President LaFever encourages the BOT to arrive early to attend the Welcome Dinner on Wednesday evening, October 19 and the Technical Conference - Program and Plant Performance Improvements with Emphasis on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability on Thursday, October 20.

The BOT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 21. The President's Reception and Installation will be held the evening of Thursday, October 20.

Coast to Coast...AAEES October Technical Conferences

AAEES has two upcoming events in October.

October 13 | West Coast Technical Conference - Are We Ready for Climate Change? Come Ask SoCal Experts will take place at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The symposium will bring together regional experts to consider environmental challenges, approaches, and successes. Go to http://bit.ly/2016WestCoastEvent for more information and to register today. Registration: Professional - $60, Students - $35. 1.5 PDHs available.

October 20 | East Coast Technical Conference - Program and Plant Performance Improvements with Emphasis on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability will take place in Cazenovia, NY. This all-day conference will feature speakers from Central New York focusing on state-of-the-art technologies and concepts to maximize performance and improve energy efficiencies and sustainability. Go to http://bit.ly/AAEES2016Conference for more information and to register today. Registration: AAEES Members - $100, Non-members - $125, Students - $25. NYS PDHs pending.

2017 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect Robert Williams is looking forward to receiving your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2016. 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 Williams either via email, JSOlmo@aaees.org or via postal mail to Academy Headquarters * 147 Old Solomons Island Road* Suite 303 * Annapolis, MD 21401, at your earliest convenience. For a list of committees and committee members click here.

2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Competition and Awards

Give your best projects the international recognition they deserve. Begin planning your entry now. Deadline for entries is February 1, 2017. Participants in the 2017 AAEES E3S will be able to submit completed entries online. Look for details at www.aaees.org.

2016 IWA Project Innovation Awards

The IWA Project Innovation Awards (PIA) aims to highlight innovative water and wastewater engineering projects around the world, thus bringing recognition to these projects as models of engineering excellence and spreading the knowledge of water and wastewater science and management. The awards span six categories: Applied Research, Planning, Design, Small Projects, Operations/Management, and Marketing and Communication. All 2015 and 2016 E3S award winners are invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website http://www.iwa-network.org/iwa-project-innovation-awards/. More details forthcoming.

Electronic Certification Applications Available Year 'round

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

AAEES on Social Media

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 3,000+ 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

Thirty-eight BCEE/BCEEM/BCESs, chosen at random, have received notices for the 2016 audit. Each person audited is being asked to supply the Recertification Committee with documentation substantiating at least 40 Professional Development Hours. If you work full-time, you automatically receive 24 PDHs which means you only have to report 16 more to reach the required minimum. This can be done by attending seminars, classes, symposiums, exhibits, performing presentations, etc. The PDHs are acquired by continuing professional development activities during calendar years January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015 to ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements for Active and Life Active specialty certification. Those who were audited within the past 10 years are exempt from the current cycle.

Membership Corner

If you have not renewed your certification by March 31st it is considered expired! 2017 Specialty Certification Renewals will be sent out by email in September. 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.

Annual Certification Renewal

Renewal notices for the 2017 Certifications will be emailed by the end of this week. Upon receipt, please log into the AAEES Center at https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES 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, 2016. It is important to get corrections on your Member Data to the Academy to ensure those changes are printed in the 2017 edition of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science. If you need assistance, please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org.

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

September 26, 2016 - AAEES Breakfast at WEFTEC. All are invited! This year's breakfast is at 7:00 am at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. The Keynote Speaker is James R. Mihelcic, Ph.D., BCEEM, Samuel L. and Julia M. Flom Professor & State of Florida 21st Century World Class Scholar, University of South Florida. Details of his speech to follow. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

September 26-28, 2016 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 2864 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 13, 2016, Are We Ready for Climate Change? Come Ask SoCal Experts. The American Academy The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) invites you to attend a panel discussion at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) on Thursday, October 13, 2016. This symposium will bring together regional experts to consider environmental challenges, approaches, and successes. Focus on strategies implemented by proactive utilities. Register online now at http://bit.ly/2016WestCoastEvent.

October 20, 2016, AAEES Technical Conference: Program and Plant Performance Improvements with Emphasis on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Hampton Inn & Suites, Cazenovia, NY. The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) will be hosting a one-day technical conference in Cazenovia, New York in conjunction with the Academy's Board of Trustees Meeting the following day. The selected speakers represent the "Best of the Best" professionals from Central New York in their environmental specialties of water and wastewater. Attendees will hear about the proven and state-of-the-art technologies and concepts to maximize performance and improve energy efficiencies and sustainability. Register online now at http://bit.ly/AAEES2016Conference.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Highpoints | Volume 32, No. 8 -- August 2016

2016 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting & Technical Conference

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at Hampton Inn & Suites, Cazenovia, New York, October 19-21, 2016. President LaFever encourages the BOT to arrive early to attend the Welcome Dinner on Wednesday evening, October 19 and the Technical Conference - Program and Plant Performance Improvements with Emphasis on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability on Thursday, October 20.

The BOT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 21. The President's Reception and Installation will be held the evening of Thursday, October 20.

2017 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect Robert Williams is looking forward to receiving your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2016. 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 Williams either via email, JSOlmo@aaees.org, or via postal mail to Academy Headquarters * 147 Old Solomons Island Road * Suite 303 * Annapolis, MD 21401, at your earliest convenience. For a list of committees and committee members, click here.

Committee Chair Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

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

Sponsoring Organization Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

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

2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Competition and Awards

Give your best projects the international recognition they deserve. Begin planning your entry now. Deadline for entries is February 1, 2017. Participants in the 2017 AAEES E3S will be able to submit completed entries online. Look for details at www.aaees.org.

Thank you for all of your AAEES Awards Nominations

The Academy is grateful for all of the wonderful nominations that have been submitted for the 2017 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

2016 Frederick George Pohland Medal

Congratulations to Glen Daigger who has been selected to receive the 2016 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 the AEESP Meet & Greet Reception at the WEFTEC conference on Monday September 26 from 5:30-7 pm. The reception will be held in the Compass Room of the Riverside Building (2nd floor) of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. You can find more details about conference registration at http://www.weftec.org/howtoregister/.

2016 IWA Project Innovation Awards

The IWA Project Innovation Awards (PIA) aims to highlight innovative water and wastewater engineering projects around the world, thus bringing recognition to these projects as models of engineering excellence and spreading the knowledge of water and wastewater science and management. The awards span six categories: Applied Research, Planning, Design, Small Projects, Operations/Management, and Marketing and Communication. All 2015 and 2016 E3S award winners are invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website www.iwa-pia.org. More details forthcoming.

Electronic Certification Applications Available Year 'round

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

AAEES on Social Media

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

Thirty-eight BCEE/BCEEM/BCESs, chosen at random, have received notices for the 2016 audit. Each person audited is being asked to supply the Recertification Committee with documentation substantiating at least 40 Professional Development Hours. If you work full-time you automatically receive 24 PDHs which means you only have to report 16 more to reach the required minimum. This can be done by attending seminars, classes, symposiums, exhibits, performing presentations, etc. The PDHs are acquired by continuing professional development activities during calendar years January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015 to ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements for Active and Life Active specialty certification. Those who were audited within the past 10 years are exempt from the current cycle.

Membership Corner

If you have not renewed your certification by March 31st, it is considered expired! 2017 Specialty Certification Renewals will be sent out by email in September. 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.

Staff Summer Hours

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

Is Your Marketing Director Signed On?

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

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 Shuang (Sharon) Yin at SYin@ocsd.com, and copy JSOlmo@aaees.org. Be sure to give an approximate date and suggested topic (if any), possible speakers, and possible location. For three easy steps to hosting an event, click here.

September 26, 2016 - AAEES Breakfast at WEFTEC. All are invited! This year's breakfast is at 7:00 am at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. The Keynote Speaker is James R. Mihelcic, Ph.D., BCEEM, Samuel L. and Julia M. Flom Professor & State of Florida 21st Century World Class Scholar, University of South Florida. Details of his speech to follow. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

September 26-28, 2016 - WEFTEC - AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 2864 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 20, 2016 - AAEES Technical Conference: Program and Plant Performance Improvements with Emphasis on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Hampton Inn & Suites, Cazenovia, NY. The American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) will be hosting a one-day technical conference in Cazenovia, New York in conjunction with the Academy's Board of Trustees Meeting the following day. The selected speakers represent the "Best of the Best" professionals from Central New York in their environmental specialties of water and wastewater. Attendees will hear about the proven and state-of-the-art technologies and concepts to maximize performance and improve energy efficiencies and sustainability. Updated agenda and registration can be found here.