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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Highpoints | Volume 32, No. 5 -- May 2016

AAEES at NJWEA's 101st Annual Conference

AAEES's 8th Annual Workshop and Breakfast at NJWEA's 101st Annual Conference held in Atlantic City, New Jersey May 16th-17th was a huge success. Thank you David Marabello and David Vaccari for making it happen.

Membership Corner

Did you know you can always renew online anytime at The AAEES Center?

Click here to go to the AAEES Center.

If you have not renewed your certification by March 31st it is considered expired! Please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311 to renew.

2016 Examinations

On April 13th, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of more than 70 applications paving the way for examinations to be conducted during July and August. Coupled with holdovers from previous years, more than 90 examinations will be administered this summer. If you are called upon to serve on a peer review panel or as a Chief Examiner, your cooperation and assistance in this effort is greatly appreciated and you will receive 0.5 PDH credit per interview. Exams are already scheduled in Illinois and Montana.

Staff Summer Hours

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

Subscribe to the AAEES Meetings and Events Calendar

Click here to view the AAEES Events Calendar. Bookmark it or subscribe to our calendar to have the most up-to-date events, meetings, and announcements.

2016 Who's Who and Resource Guide

BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, and AAEES Members: The 2016 editions of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook are currently in production and will be available mid-June. All AAEES members will receive a link to download a digital version of these documents. Should you wish to receive a hard copy of either - or both - you must email YMoulden@aaees.org by May 31st with your request. If you received hard copies of these publications last year, then you are already recognized for that preference and will automatically be mailed the print editions. If you only received the digital versions and would like to change to the hard copies, please email YMoulden@aaees.org by May 31st.

Have You Visited The AAEES Center? - BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, Members, and Student Members.

You may now renew and update your Profile records online! Additional members-only benefits include an online directory, search for other members, view updated committee and board rosters, and purchase lapel pins, certificates, and other apparel.

Non-members and guests are also able to use the AAEES Center to apply for membership, subscribe to Environmental Engineer and Scientist, register for events, and to purchase AAEES publications. Click on the Login button on the AAEES.org home page to visit the AAEES Center or click on the following link: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES. The AAEES Center is a secure site.

AAEES on Social Media

Please visit, follow, subscribe, and recommend the Academy on all of our newly updated social media networks! Contribute a valuable discussion to the 1900+ subscribers on LinkedIn, join the conversation on Twitter, check out your Academy's exciting events on Facebook, view the most up to date photos on Flickr, and much more! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the shortcuts on the AAEES homepage: http://www.aaees.org.

AAEES Shirt Available!

The superb feel of interlock knit enhanced by the subtle glow of jacquard knit shadow stripes. These easy care polos are 58/42 cotton/poly, flat knit collar, three-button placket and open hem sleeves. Available in Small to XXL.

Click here to order yours now!

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

June 19-22, 2016, AWWA ACE16; Conference, Chicago, IL. Click here to register.

June 21, 2016, AAEES/AWWA Luncheon Presentation 11:30 – 1:00. The guest speaker will be Dr. Vernon L. Snoeyink who is a Professor Emeritus of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois. Dr. Snoeyink will be discussing Water Quality Deterioration and Excessive Precipitation in Distribution Systems. Click here to register. June 20-23 2016 A&WMA's 109th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), "Unmasking the Industrial Renaissance: New Orleans, LA. Click here to register.

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 specialities 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. Click here to view the agenda. Registration TBA.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Highpoints | Volume 32, No. 4 -- April 2016

Thank You, Sponsors

The Academy expresses its heartfelt thanks to these firms who supported this year's Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference (E3S). Their support helps to advance best practices of environmental engineering and science. PDHs were earned by attending the morning and afternoon technical presentations. Sponsors include:

ARCADIS

Environmental Engineering & Science Foundation

CDM Smith

Geosyntec Consultants

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

SCS Engineers

Veolia Water

MWH Global

ABET

GHD

HDR

Innovyze

Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award, including the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology--ABET, GHD and MWH Global.

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

W. Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award, through the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation - HDR

Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award, through the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation -- Innovyze

Award Winning Presentations Available Soon. You will receive notification for free access as soon as presentations become available online.

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

Thank You, Academy Patrons

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

Corporate Patrons

AMEC Foster Wheeler Carollo Engineers CDM Smith CH2M Geosyntec MWH Global

Agency Patrons

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

Nominations for AAEES Representative to the ABET Board of Delegates

The AAEES Education Committee is soliciting nominations for the position of AAEES Delegate to the ABET Board of Delegates.

The ABET Board of Delegates meets twice per year (usually in or near Baltimore, MD). The ABET Board of Delegates is responsible for oversight of accreditation operations, election of the ABET Board of Directors, and representing sponsoring organizations. Delegates serve a term of three years, and may be reappointed a maximum of one time for a total of six years. The AAEES Delegate also serves on one or more of the three ABET Area Delegations that meet at the same time. The three Area Delegations to which AAEES will have representation are the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC), and the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC). Area and Board Delegates of ABET may not serve in multiple roles as Delegate, Officer, Director, or Commissioner.

Preferred qualifications for this appointment include experience as an ABET Program Evaluator and experience as a member of one of the ABET commissions, although exceptional candidates without these qualifications are also encouraged to apply. If you are interested in being considered for an appointment either as the AAEES Delegate or Alternate Delegate, or would like to nominate someone else, please forward your nomination(s) to the Chair of the AAEES Education Committee, David Chin at dchin@miami.edu. The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2016.

Membership Corner

Did you know you can renew online anytime at The AAEES Center? If you have not renewed by now, your certification is expired. You can renew at http://www.aaees.org/aaeescenter-renewalinstructions.php.

2016 Examinations

On April 13th, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of more than 70 applications paving the way for examinations to be conducted during July and August. Coupled with holdovers from previous years, more than 90 examinations will be administered this summer. If you are called upon to serve on a peer review panel or as a Chief Examiner, your cooperation and assistance in this effort is greatly appreciated and you will receive 0.5 PDH credit per interview.

Subscribe to the AAEES Meetings and Events Calendar

Click here to view the AAEES Events Calendar. Bookmark it or subscribe to our calendar to have the most up-to-date events, meetings, and announcements.

2016 Who's Who and Resource Guidebook

BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, and AAEES Members: The 2016 editions of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook are currently in production and will be available mid-June. Digital versions are automatically sent via email to all members, but you must opt in to receive hard copies. If you received hard copies of these publications last year, then you are already opted-in and will automatically be mailed the print editions. If you only received the digital versions and would like to opt in for the hard copies, please email YMoulden@aaees.org by May 31st with your request.

Have You Visited The AAEES Center? - BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, Members, Young Professionals and Student Members

You may now renew and update your profile records online! Additional members-only benefits include an online directory, search for other members, view updated committee and board rosters, and purchase lapel pins, certificates, and other apparel.

Non-members and guests are also able to use the AAEES Center to apply for membership, subscribe to Environmental Engineer and Scientist, register for events, and to purchase AAEES publications. Click on the Login button on the AAEES.org home page to visit the AAEES Center or click on the following link: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES. The AAEES Center is a secure site.

AAEES on Social Media

Please visit, follow, subscribe, and recommend the Academy on all of our newly updated social media networks! Contribute a valuable discussion to the 1900+ subscribers on LinkedIn, join the conversation on Twitter, check out your Academy's exciting events on Facebook, view the most up to date photos on Flickr, and much more! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the shortcuts on the AAEES homepage: http://www.aaees.org/.

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

May 16, 2016, AAEES's 8th Annual Workshop on Nutrient Recovery (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's 101st Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ: For registration or exhibitor information, visit www.njwea.org. Organized by David Marabello, David Vaccari and Jay Surti. Click here to see the AAEES Sessions.

May 17, 2016, AAEES's 8th Annual Wesley Eckenfelder Memorial Breakfast, State-of-the-Art Recovery of Phosphorus from Wastewater, at NJWEA's 101st Annual Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit www.njwea.org. Organized by David Marabello, David Vaccari and Jay Surti. Click here to see the AAEES Sessions.

June 19-22, 2016, AWWA ACE16 Conference, Chicago, IL. Click here to register.

June 21, 2016, AAEES/AWWA Luncheon Presentation 11:30 - 1:00. The guest speaker will be Dr. Vernon L. Snoeyink who is a Professor Emeritus of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois. Dr. Snoeyink will be discussing Water Quality Deterioration and Excessive Precipitation in Distribution Systems. Click here to register.

June 20-23 2016, A&WMA's 109th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), "Unmasking the Industrial Renaissance: New Orleans, LA. Click here to register.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Highpoints | Volume 32, No. 3 -- March 2016

2016 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 DC on Thursday, April 14, 2016. The winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Communications Awards will be announced. Register today.

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, DC, on Thursday, April 14, 2016:

  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award: Bruce E. Rittmann, Ph.D., Hon. DEE, F.AAAS, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE
  • Edward J. Cleary Award: Kira Lynch
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award: Cecil Lue-Hing, D.Sc., P.E., DEE, Dist.M.ASCE, Hon.D.WRE, WEF
  • Brewster Snow Award: Gregory Hinds
  • Honorary Member Award: Kenneth Kirk, J.D.
  • International Honorary Member Award: Professor Ruey-An Doong
  • 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 Dr. Domenico Grasso, Provost at the University of Delaware.

Click here to register.

2016 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2016 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 April 15, 2016. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, click here.

2016 Who's Who and Resource Guidebook

BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, and AAEES Members: The 2016 editions of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook are currently in production and will be available mid-June. Digital versions are automatically sent via email to all members, but you must opt in to receive hard copies. If you received hard copies of these publications last year, then you are already opted-in and will automatically be mailed the print editions. If you only received the digital versions and would like to opt in for the hard copies, please email YMoulden@aaees.org by May 31st with your request.

3,2,1 ACTION!

In the coming months, we will be updating our current "Value of Certification" video. Since we highly value the opinions of our Academy members, we are asking that you take a moment to email us any ideas or suggestions you may have regarding the contents of a new video. This type of marketing piece is an extremely effective tool in getting our story out there and communicating the impact certification has on one's career. Please send any feedback to Marisa at MWaterman@aaees.org.

Student Chapter Makeover

Here at The Academy, we spent the past several months revamping our student chapter program. After fine tuning several aspects of the program, we are ready to work with people majoring in environmental engineering or environmental science to establish new student chapters in the US and across the globe. Please pass the word on to any of your contacts at universities that may be interested. Email Marisa at MWaterman@aaees.org for more information regarding student chapters.

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

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

April 3-6, 2016, The 31st International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA is an annual conference where researchers, educators, government officials, consultants, managers, community leaders and others meet to present and discuss the latest developments in solid waste technology and management. This year's conference will feature over 200 presentations from over 40 countries.

Partnering with the conference promoter, the Academy has been able to secure a 50% discount to the normal registration fee for Academy members. There is also the opportunity to register for just one day of the two-day conference and the registration is discounted accordingly. Check the agenda to get the details on the presentations and when specific topics are scheduled to appear.

For registration and lodging information please go to http://solid-waste.org/2016-conference/. The full agenda with detail on speakers and topics can be seen here: agenda-2-1-16-1.pdf.

April 14, 2016, AAEES Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Dr. Domenico Grasso, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Provost of the University of Delaware will be our Keynote Speaker. Click here to register.

April 15, 2016, AAEES Spring Board of Trustees Meeting, Arlington, Virginia.

April 16-17, 2016, USA Science & Engineering Festival, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. AAEES is again exhibiting at Booth No. 3330. Please contact Richard Pope at rpope@hazenandsawyer.com or Burk Kalweit at bkalweit@aaees.org if you are interested in volunteering for booth duty. For details, please go to www.usasciencefestival.org. Organized by Richard Pope.

May 16, 2016, AAEES's 8th Annual Workshop on Nutrient Recovery (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's 101st Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ: For registration or exhibitor information, visit www.njwea.org. Organized by David Marabello, David Vaccari and Jay Surti. Click here to see the AAEES Sessions.

May 17, 2016, AAEES's 8th Annual Wesley Eckenfelder Memorial Breakfast, State-of-the-Art Recovery of Phosphorus from Wastewater, at NJWEA's 101st Annual Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit www.njwea.org. Organized by David Marabello, David Vaccari and Jay Surti. Click here to see the AAEES Sessions.

June 19-22, 2016, AWWA ACE16 Conference, Chicago, IL. Click here to register.

June 21, 2016, AAEES/AWWA Luncheon Presentation 11:30 - 1:00. The guest speaker will be Dr. Vernon L. Snoeyink who is a Professor Emeritus of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois. Dr. Snoeyink will be discussing Water Quality Deterioration and Excessive Precipitation in Distribution Systems. Click here to register.

June 20-23 2016, A&WMA's 109th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), "Unmasking the Industrial Renaissance: New Orleans, LA. Click here to register.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Highpoints - Volume 32, No. 2 -- February 2016

2016 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2016 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 10, 2016. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, Click here.

3,2,1 ACTION!

In the coming months, we will be updating our current "Value of Certification" video. Since we highly value the opinions of our Academy members, we are asking that you take a moment to email us any ideas or suggestions you may have regarding the contents of a new video. This type of marketing piece is an extremely effective tool in getting our story out there and communicating the impact certification has on one's career. Please send any feedback to Marisa at MWaterman@aaees.org.

Student Chapter Makeover

Here at The Academy, we spent the past several months revamping our student chapter program. After fine tuning several aspects of the program, we are ready to work with people majoring in environmental engineering to establish new student chapters in the US and across the globe. Please pass on the word to any of your contacts at Universities that may be interested. Email Marisa at MWaterman@aaees.org for more information regarding student chapters.

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

2016 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 upload your project is March 1, 2016. Submit your reservation form today to receive the link to your secured drop box. 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.

2015 Certification Audit Underway

The 2015 Recertification Audit is just about complete with 44 out of 48 members completing the audit.

2016 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, DC on Thursday, April 14, 2016. The winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Communications will be announced.

Click here to download the registration flyer. Online registration will be available on http://www.aaees.org by the end of the week.

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, DC, on Thursday, April 14, 2016:

  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award: Bruce E. Rittmann, Ph.D., Hon. DEE, F.AAAS, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE
  • Edward J. Cleary Award: Kira Lynch
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award: Cecil Lue-Hing, D.Sc., P.E., DEE, Dist.M.ASCE, Hon.D.WRE, WEF
  • Brewster Snow Award: TBD
  • Honorary Member Award: Kenneth Kirk, J.D., Regina "Gina" McCarthy
  • International Honorary Member Award: Professor Ruey-An Doong
  • Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Student Research Award: TBD
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award: TBD
  • Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award: Who

The AAEES Keynote Speaker for the Awards Luncheon will be announced in March.

2016 Specialty Certification Renewals

The 2016 Specialty Certification Renewals were due January 31, 2016. If you have not paid your renewal fee your certification has lapsed. You can renew online at www.aaees.org.

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

It's easy and free to host an Academy Workshop or Seminar in your locale - If you would like to learn more, please email Workshops and Seminars Chair Sarah Cwikla at sarah.cwikla@ghd.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 3-6, 2016, The 31st International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA. The International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management is an annual conference where researchers, educators, government officials, consultants, managers, community leaders and others meet to present and discuss the latest developments in solid waste technology and management. This year's conference will feature over 200 presentations from over 40 countries.

Partnering with the conference promoter, the Academy has been able to secure a 50% discount to the normal registration fee for Academy members. There is also the opportunity to register for just one day of the two-day conference and the registration is discounted accordingly. Check the agenda to get the details on the presentations and when specific topics are scheduled to appear.

For registration and lodging information please go to http://solid-waste.org/2016-conference/. The full agenda with detail on speakers and topics can be seen here: agenda-2-1-16.pdf.

April 14, 2016, AAEES Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Click here to download the registration flyer. Online registration will be available on http://www.aaees.org by the end of the week..

April 15, 2016, AAEES Spring Board of Trustees Meeting, Arlington, Virginia.

May 16, 2016, AAEES's 8th Annual Workshop on Nutrient Recovery (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's 101st Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ. For registration or exhibitor information, visit www.njwea.org. Organized by David Marabello, David Vaccari and Jay Surti. Click here to see the AAEES Sessions.

May 17, 2016, AAEES's 8th Annual Wesley Eckenfelder Memorial Breakfast, State-of-the-Art Recovery of Phosphorus from Wastewater, at NJWEA's 101st Annual Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit www.njwea.org. Organized by David Marabello, David Vaccari and Jay Surti. Click here to see the AAEES Sessions.

June 19-22, 2016, AWWA ACE16; Conference, Chicago, IL. Click here to register.

June 21, 2016, AAEES/AWWA Luncheon Presentation 11:30 – 1:00. The guest speaker will be Dr. Vernon L. Snoeyink who is a Professor Emeritus of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois. Dr. Snoeyink will be discussing Water Quality Deterioration and Excessive Precipitation in Distribution Systems. Click here to register.

June 20-23, 2016, AWMA's 109th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), "Unmasking the Industrial Renaissance: New Orleans, LA. Click here to register.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Highpoints Volume 32, No. 1 -- January 2016

Time is running out!
2016 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

Please submit your reservation form for the E3S Competition for 2016 this week to receive the link to your secured drop box. The deadline for uploading entries is February 1, 2016. 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.

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

2016 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 upload your project is March 1, 2016. Submit your reservation form today to receive the link to your secured drop box. 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.

2015 Certification Audit Underway

The Audit is almost completed with only 9% of the members not participating!

Annual Certification Renewal for 2016

We still have a lot of members that have not renewed. The due date for your 2016 Specialty Certification Renewals is January 31st! Please feel free to call Joyce if you need assistance or to renew over the telephone.

2016 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2016 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 January 15, 2016. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, 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

2016 President Howard LaFever 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 - Richard P. Watson
  • Awards Committee - James F. Stahl
  • Honorary Member Selection Sub-Committee - James F. Stahl
  • 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 Pollution Control Committee - Mark P. Cal
  • Environmental Sustainability Committee - Brent Jones
  • General Environmental Engineering Committee - Findlay Edwards
  • Hazardous Waste Management Committee - James D. Fitzgerald
  • Industrial Hygiene Committee - Frederick W. Boelter
  • Radiation Protection Committee - Jafir Abbas Jaferi
  • Solid Waste Management Committee - Robert B. Gardner
  • Water Supply and Wastewater Committee - Jeffrey H. Greenfield
  • Diversity Committee - Tapas A. Das
  • 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 - James F. Stahl
  • Planning Committee - Kristin Morico
  • Publications Committee - C. Herb Ward
  • Seminars and Workshop Committee - Sarah Cwikla
  • Students & Young Professionals - Nick 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 Sarah Cwikla at sarah.cwikla@ghd.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 3 - 6, 2016, The 31st International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA. The International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management is an annual conference where researchers, educators, government officials, consultants, managers, community leaders and others meet to present and discuss topics related to all aspects of solid waste technology and management. For registration and additional information, go to http://solid-waste.org/2016-conference/.

April 14, 2016, AAEES Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Additional details forthcoming.

May 16, 2016, AAEES's 8th Annual Workshop on Nutrient Recovery (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's 101st Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ. For registration or exhibitor information, visit www.njwea.org. Organized by David Marabello, David Vaccari and Jay Surti. Click here to see the AAEES Sessions.

May 17, 2016, AAEES's 8th Annual Wesley Eckenfelder Memorial Breakfast, State-of-the-Art Recovery of Phosphorus from Wastewater, at NJWEA's 101st Annual Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit www.njwea.org. Organized by David Marabello, David Vaccari and Jay Surti. Click here to see the AAEES Sessions.

June 19-22, 2016, AWWA ACE16 Conference, Chicago, IL. Additional details forthcoming.

June 20-23, 2016, AWMA Conference, New Orleans, LA. Details to follow.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Highpoints | Volume 31, No. 12 -- December 2015

Season's Greetings!!

The leaders and staff of the Academy extend sincere wishes for Happy Holidays and a prosperous 2016 to all members and their families and friends. Thank you for your commitment to the Academy.

2016 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

It's time to begin planning your entries for the E3S Competition for 2016. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2016. 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.

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 E3 award winners will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website www.iwa-pia.org. More details forthcoming.

2016 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 will be March 1, 2016. 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.

Annual Certification Renewal

The 2016 Specialty Certification Renewals (paper copies) were mailed December 1st. If you have not renewed for 2015 it is not too late. If you renew for both years the late fee will be waived. Please call me if you need assistance with your renewal, Joyce Dowen 410-266-3311.

AAEES Kappe Lecture Series

The 2016 Kappe Lecturer is Sudhir Murthy, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE. Dr. Murthy is the Innovations Chief of DC Water. He will be visiting university campuses during the 2016 fall semester.

The objective of the Kappe Lectures is to share the knowledge of today's practitioners with tomorrow's engineers and scientists. Dr. Murthy 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. Murthy will also be available for informal meetings with faculty, students, and area professionals.

To take advantage of this opportunity, please complete the reservation at this link and return it to Academy Headquarters. The registration deadline is February 1, 2016. Please indicate on the form the date or dates when you would like him to appear. We will do everything possible to accommodate your first priority date. Universities are encouraged to have other area schools participate in the lectures; the number of schools served is one of several selection criteria.

AAEES Partners with PDH Online

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists is partnering with PDH Online to provide members with the opportunity to earn their required professional development hours from a broad array of topics and formats. Once you find a course that interests you, AAEES certificate holders and members can use the code AAEE25 to receive a 25 percent discount for any of PDH Online's 2,000+ courses. Members can search courses and sign up at www.pdhonline.org or www.pdhcenter.com.

PDH Online is an approved course sponsor by many state professional engineering licensing boards. More than 100 of its courses have been developed by BCEEs.

You can contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org if you have any questions.

2016 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2016 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 January 15, 2016. 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.

Scholarships from A&WMA

The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is offering scholarships to graduate students pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality, waste management, and environmental management/policy/law/sustainability pertaining to air quality and waste management during the 2016-2017 academic year. The deadline to apply for A&WMA scholarships is January 11, 2016.

In addition to scholarships, A&WMA provides awards for excellent doctoral dissertations and master theses. Awards are also provided for the Best Student Platform Papers and Best Student Posters presented at A&WMA's annual conference. The Platform Paper and Poster Awards are for the best papers and posters in the undergraduate, master, and doctoral categories. Students must present their paper or poster during the A&WMA Annual Conference. Local A&WMA Sections and Chapters also award scholarships to students pursuing environmental studies at universities within their geographic areas.

More details are available at http://awma.org/resources/students/scholarships. For any questions please contact Robin Lebovitz at rlebovitz@awma.org.

Committee Appointments

President-Elect Howard LaFever 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 Sarah Cwikla at sarah.cwikla@ghd.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 14, 2016, 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/e3competition.php.

May 16, 2016, AAEES's 7th 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.

May 17, 2016, AAEES's 8th Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit www.njwea.org.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Highpoints | Volume 31, No. 11 -- November 2015

2015 Annual Meeting

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held at the Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California on October 23, 2015. The meeting included four guest members: Hunter Nolen, Vice President-Elect, Cecil Lue-Hing, Chair, Certification by Eminence Committee, Christopher Jones, NSPE Trustee-Elect and Brian Parson representing ASCE. Also attending were Burk Kalweit, AAEES Executive Director and Sammi Olmo, Manager Special Projects. Highlights of the meeting appear below…

AAEES Patrons Recognition - THANK YOU to Amec Foster Wheeler, Carollo Engineers, CDM Smith, CH2M, Geosyntec Consultants, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, City of Los Angeles, MWH, Psomas, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County and West Basin Municipal Water District. The AAEES Patrons were recognized at the Installation Dinner and Ceremonies. You can also find them on the AAEES website at www.aaees.org starting Dec. 1.

  • 2016 Individual Award Recipients
    • Stanley E. Kappe Award – Cecil Lue-Hing
    • Edward J. Cleary Award – Kira Lynch
    • Gordon Maskew Fair Award – Bruce Rittmann
    • Honorary Member Award – Kenneth Kirk and Gina McCarthy
    • International Honorary Member Award – Ruey-An Doong
  • Approved AAEECB Board
    • Robert Williams, Chair
    • Lamont Curtis, Vice Chair
    • Jeanette Brown
    • Christian Davies-Venn
    • Hunter Nolen
    • Sandra Tripp
    • Wendy Wert
  • 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 2016 Officers and Trustees who were installed during the Annual Meeting October 22 and take office January 1, 2016: Howard B. LaFever, President; Robert B. Williams, President-Elect; C. Hunter Nolen, Vice President; Dan Oerther, Treasurer; and James F. Stahl, Past President. Trustees serving their first full three year-term are: John Tobiason, representing AEESP; Christopher Jones, representing NSPE. Trustees serving their second three-year term are: Robert Schoenberger, representing SWANA, Jeanette Brown, representing WEF, Kristin Morico, Trustee-at-Large; and James Patterson, Trustee-at-Large.

October 22, 2015 - Summit: Attaining a Sustainable Wet Infrastructure for Southern California

The Summit was a huge success with over 140 attendees at Loyola Marymount University. Thank you to all of our participating speakers: Dr. Tina Choe, Enrique Zaldivar, P.E., Grace Hyde, P.E., BCEE, Gordon Johnson, Martin Adams, P.E., James Herberg, P.E., BCEE, Michael Markus, P.E., BCEE, Robb Whitaker, Richard Nagel, Gary Hildebrand, P.E. A special thanks goes to James Stahl for all his work in organizing the Summit and working with our speakers to make the Summit a unique event. Here are the presentations/videos from this summit. http://aaees.org/publications-aaeespresentations-2015summit.php.

2016 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

It's time to begin planning your entries for the E3S Competition for 2016. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2016. 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.

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 will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website www.iwa-pia.org. More details forthcoming.

2016 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 to enter is March 1, 2016. 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.

Annual Certification Renewal

Renewal notices for the 2016 Certifications will be mailed to you by the end of the year. 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, 2015. It is important to get corrections on your Member Data to the Academy to ensure those changes are printed in the 2016 edition of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science. If you need assistance, please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org.

2015 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, 2013 through December 31, 2014 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.

AAEES Partners with PDH Online

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists is partnering with PDH Online to provide members with the opportunity to earn their required professional development hours from a broad array of topics and formats. Once you find a course that interests you, AAEES certificate holders and members can use the code AAEE25 to receive a 25 percent discount for any of PDH Online's 2,000+ courses. Members can search courses and sign up at www.pdhonline.org or www.pdhcenter.com.

PDH Online is an approved course sponsor by many state professional engineering licensing boards. More than 100 of its courses have been developed by BCEEs.

You can contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org if you have any questions.

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.