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Thursday, September 20, 2018

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

2018 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

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

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

2019 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs – President-Elect Kris Morico is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2018. The Academy is seeking volunteers who are interested in helping the Academy through its network of committees. Committee appointments are for three-year terms. Please email your recommendations and letters of interest to "the attention of President-Elect Kris Morico" either via email, at JSOlmo@aaees.org or via postal mail to Academy Headquarters * 147 Old Solomons Island Road* Suite 303 * Annapolis, MD 21401, at your earliest convenience. For a list of committees and committee members, click here.

2019 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science (E3S) Competition

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

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

2019 Environmental Communications (EComm) Awards

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

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

2018 Frederick George Pohland Medal

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

Electronic Certification Applications Available Year 'round

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

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

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

Submit a Nomination
  1. Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification OR
    Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification through Eminence
  2. Complete the form
  3. Click on the Submit This Nomination button on the form
  4. Your default email application will open
  5. Click on the Continue button
  6. Click Send

AAEES on Social Media

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

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

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The recertification audit is moving a little slow. Please remember your documents and forms can be submitted online to JDowen@aaees.org. If you are a Life Active member and have been selected for the audit, you still have to meet the professional development hours. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311.

Membership Corner

Annual Certification Renewal

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

Circular Economy Challenge to Repurpose Mine Tailings

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

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

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

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

October 1 - 3, 2018 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth #2205 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson or email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are made possible only through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team! https://www.weftec.org/attend/register/about-registration/ .

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

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

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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

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

2018 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

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

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

2019 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs – President-Elect Kris Morico is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2018. The Academy is seeking volunteers who are interested in helping the Academy through its network of committees. Committee appointments are for three-year terms. Please email your recommendations and letters of interest to "the attention of President-Elect Kris Morico" either via email, at JSOlmo@aaees.org or via postal mail to Academy Headquarters * 147 Old Solomons Island Road* Suite 303 * Annapolis, MD 21401, at your earliest convenience. For a list of committees and committee members, click here.

Committee Chair Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

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

Sponsoring Organization (SO) Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

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

2019 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Competition and Awards

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

Thank you for all of your AAEES Awards Nominations

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

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

2018 Frederick George Pohland Medal

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

Electronic Certification Applications Available Year 'round

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

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

Submit a Nomination
  1. Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification OR
    Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification through Eminence
  2. Complete the form
  3. Click on the Submit This Nomination button on the form
  4. Your default email application will open
  5. Click on the Continue button
  6. Click Send

AAEES on Social Media

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

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

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The recertification audit is moving a little slow. Please remember your documents and form can be submitted online to JDowen@aaees.org. If you are a Life Active member and have been selected for the audit, you still have to meet the professional development hours. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Dowen at 410-266-3311.

Membership Corner

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

Staff Summer Hours

Staff summer hours began Memorial Day Weekend. The office closes Fridays at 12:00 p.m. Normal business hours resume following Labor Day Weekend. You may leave a message for any staff person by calling 410-266-3311 and listening for the appropriate extension or send an email. Click here to access the staff directory.

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through The Academy

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

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

October 1 - 3, 2018 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 2205 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson or email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are made possible only through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team! https://www.weftec.org/attend/register/about-registration/

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

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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

2018 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

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

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

2019 Election

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

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

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

Leaving the Board December 31 are:

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

2019 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect Kris Morico is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2018. The Academy is seeking volunteers who are interested in helping the Academy through its network of committees. Committee appointments are for three-year terms. Please email your recommendations and letters of interest to "the attention of President-Elect Kris Morico" either via email, at JSOlmo@aaees.org or via postal mail to Academy Headquarters * 147 Old Solomons Island Road * Suite 303 * Annapolis, MD 21401, at your earliest convenience. For a list of committees and committee members, click here.

Committee Chair Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

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

Sponsoring Organization Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

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

Nominations Open for Prestigious AAEES Awards

Who, in your opinion, deserves recognition for their professional achievements? Each year at the Awards Luncheon the Academy honors top environmental engineers and scientists. The individual awards include:

  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award for substantial contributions to the environmental engineering and science profession
  • Edward J. Cleary Award for outstanding management of environmental protection enterprises
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award for outstanding service to the Academy and advancement of public awareness
  • Science Award for sustained contributions to the advancement of environmental science
  • Honorary Member for professional eminence and achievements by environmental practitioners who otherwise may not meet the Academy's criteria for certification
  • International Honorary Member for professional eminence and achievements by non-US-based environmental practitioners who otherwise may not meet the Academy's criteria for certification

Forms for submitting nominations are available at http://www.aaees.org/aaeesawards/criteria.php. Please submit your nominations to Sammi Olmo at JSOlmo@aaees.org no later than August 1, 2018.

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

Submit a Nomination
  1. Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification OR
    Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification through Eminence
  2. Complete the form
  3. Click on the Submit This Nomination button on the form
  4. Your default email application will open
  5. Click on the Continue button
  6. Click Send

AAEES on Social Media

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

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

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

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

Membership Corner

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

Staff Summer Hours

Staff summer hours began Memorial Day Weekend. The office closes Fridays at 12:00 p.m. Normal business hours resume following Labor Day Weekend. You may leave a message for any staff person by calling 410-266-3311 and listening for the appropriate extension or send an email. Click here to access the staff directory.

Is Your Marketing Director Signed On?

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

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through The Academy

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

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

October 1 - 3, 2018 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 2205 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson or email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are made possible only through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team!

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

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

Monday, June 18, 2018

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

Nominations Open for Prestigious AAEES Awards

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their professional achievement? Each year at the AAEES Awards Luncheon ceremony, the Academy honors top environmental engineers and scientists. The individual awards include:

Forms for submitting nominations are available at http://www.aaees.org/aaeesawards/criteria.php. Please submit your nominations to Sammi Olmo at JSOlmo@aaees.org no later than July 15, 2018.

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

Recruit Photo

While you may think that the Academy's recruiting efforts are over when our annual deadline for applications rolls around at the end of March, that's not what happens. Instead, rather than putting our recruiting efforts on the back burner, we transition to recruiting for the rest of this calendar year through the first quarter of next year.

In other words, our search never ends. We need to continually find new, well-qualified environmental engineering and environmental science professionals who are looking to take that next step in their career path -- the path to board certification in their specialty.

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

This is where we encounter the first hurdle. It's not enough for you to know who these well-qualified people are; we need you to tell us who they are.

We need you to fill out the http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/NominationForm.pdf for Board Certification or http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/NominationForm-Eminence.pdf for Board Certification through Eminence and send it to us so we can get the formal application process rolling. Whether that happens in April, September, December, or March doesn't really matter. What matters is that we begin the process. What matters is that we put these applicants on the path to certification.

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

Submit a Nomination
  1. Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification OR
    Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification through Eminence
  2. Complete the form
  3. Click on the Submit This Nomination button on the form
  4. Your default email application will open
  5. Click on the Continue button
  6. Click Send

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

The certification audit for 2018 is now underway with the auditing of 38 certificants. The Annual Professional Development Credit Reporting Form and documentation for every pdh taken is due by September 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org.

Membership Corner

If you have not renewed your certification by March 31st, it is considered lapsed! Please contact Joyce Dowen at Academy Headquarters at 410-266-3311 or JDowen@aaees.org. Did you know you can always renew online anytime at The AAEES Center at: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES?

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2018 Examinations

On April 13th, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of more than 54 applications paving the way for examinations to be conducted during July and August. Coupled with holdovers from previous years, more than 85 examinations will be administered this summer. If you are called upon to serve on a peer review panel or as a Chief Examiner, your cooperation and assistance in this effort is greatly appreciated and you will receive 0.5 PDH credit per interview. Exams are already scheduled in Arizona, Southern and Northern California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Downstate and Upstate New York, New Mexico, Oregon, Eastern and Western Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

Staff Summer Hours

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

Subscribe to the AAEES Meetings and Events Calendar

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

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

You may renew and update your profile records online! Even if you do not wish to renew online, you may still log in to update your contact information. Additional members-only benefits include an online directory, search for other members, view updated committee and board rosters, and purchase lapel pins, certificates, and other apparel.

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

The AAEES Center is a secure site. The information that we collect is never shared with third parties outside of our organization.

AAEES on Social Media

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

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

Committee Openings

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

  • Surface Water Resources - two members

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

June 25 - 28, 2018 - A&WMA's 111th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Hartford, Connecticut. A&WMA's Annual Conference is recognized as the premier international conference for the latest information on air, climate change, environmental management, resource conservation, and waste issues. The comprehensive technical program includes 40 panels and 56 sessions on the latest environmental topics. For details go to https://www.awma.org/ace2018.

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

October 1 - 3, 2018 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 2205 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson or email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are made possible only through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Highpoints | Volume 34, No. 5 -- May 2018

AAEES at NJWEA's 103rd Annual Conference

AAEES's 10th Annual Workshop and Breakfast at NJWEA's 103rd Annual Conference held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 7th-11th was a huge success. Thank you David Marabello and David Vaccari for making it happen.

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

Recruit Photo

While you may think that the Academy's recruiting efforts are over when our annual deadline for applications rolls around at the end of March, that's not what happens. Instead, rather than putting our recruiting efforts on the back burner, we transition to recruiting for the rest of this calendar year through the first quarter of next year.

In other words, our search never ends. We need to continually find new, well-qualified environmental engineering and environmental science professionals who are looking to take that next step in their career path -- the path to board certification in their specialty.

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

This is where we encounter the first hurdle. It's not enough for you to know who these well-qualified people are; we need you to tell us who they are.

We need you to fill out the http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/NominationForm.pdf for Board Certification or http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/members/NominationForm-Eminence.pdf for Board Certification through Eminence and send it to us so we can get the formal application process rolling. Whether that happens in April, September, December, or March doesn't really matter. What matters is that we begin the process. What matters is that we put these applicants on the path to certification.

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

Submit a Nomination
  1. Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification OR
    Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification through Eminence
  2. Complete the form
  3. Click on the Submit This Nomination button on the form
  4. Your default email application will open
  5. Click on the Continue button
  6. Click send

TAX Season and Planned Giving to the Academy

EESF Logo

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

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

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

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

Membership Corner

Did you know you can always renew online anytime at The AAEES Center? Click here to go to the AAEES Center. If you have not renewed your certification, it has lapsed! Please give Joyce Dowen a call at 410-266-3311 to renew.

Is your certification current? We get calls all the time from employers and other interested parties asking us to verify someone's board certification. This is one of the many reasons why it is so important to keep your certification in good standing. Please give Joyce Dowen a call at 410-266-3311 if you have any questions about your certification.

2018 Examinations

On April 13th, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of more than 54 applications paving the way for examinations to be conducted during July and August. Coupled with holdovers from previous years, more than 85 examinations will be administered this summer. If you are called upon to serve on a peer review panel or as a Chief Examiner, your cooperation and assistance in this effort is greatly appreciated and you will receive 0.5 PDH credit per interview. Exams are already scheduled in Arizona, Southern and Northern California, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Oregon Eastern and Western Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

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. Click here to access the staff directory.

Subscribe to the AAEES Meetings and Events Calendar

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

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

You may renew and update your profile records online! Even if you do not wish to renew online, you may still log in to update your contact information. Additional members-only benefits include an online directory, search for other members, view updated committee and board rosters, and purchase lapel pins, certificates, and other apparel.

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

The AAEES Center is a secure site. The information that we collect is never shared with third parties outside of our organization.

AAEES on Social Media

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

Committee Openings

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

  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Committee - Two members

2018 Recertification Audit

The audit for this year has begun and the recertification information has been sent out to 38 members. A Life Active member must still meet the professional development hours (pdh) and, therefore, can still be audited.

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AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

June 11 - 14, 2018, AWWA ACE18 Conference: Las Vegas, Nevada. The joint AAEES/AWWA luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 14, from 11:30am - 1:00pm. The 2018 speaker is David Rexing from Southern Nevada Water Authority. He will be speaking on the Benefits of Conducting Public Water Agency Water Quality Research. Those in attendance at ACE18 are encouraged to attend. Please note that this is a ticketed event and preregistration is required. For details, go to http://www.awwa.org.

June 25 - 28, 2018, A&WMA's 111th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Hartford, Connecticut. A&WMA's Annual Conference is recognized as the premier international conference for the latest information on air, climate change, environmental management, resource conservation, and waste issues. The comprehensive technical program includes 40 panels and 56 sessions on the latest environmental topics. For details go to https://www.awma.org/.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Highpoints | Volume 34, No. 4 -- April 2018

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 technical presentations. Sponsors include:

ABET EES Foundation CP Huang
Innovyze AquAeTer apha

Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Education Award, sponsored by ABET

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

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

Presentations will be posted soon to aaees.org. You will receive notification for free access as soon as presentations become available online. Photos are now posted to https://www.flickr.com/photos/aaeesdotorg/ and https://www.facebook.com/AAEESdotORG/.

And a special thank you to Master of Ceremonies,
David M. Gaddis for his excellent EmCee 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:

Carollo CDM Smith LA Sanitation
DC Water Geosyntec Jacobs
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Orange County Sanitation District LACSD
Stantec West Basin Municipal Water District Wood

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

Submit a Nomination
  1. Click this link to download the simple one page nomination form
  2. Complete the form
  3. Click on the Submit This Nomination button on the form
  4. Your default email application will open
  5. Click on the Continue button
  6. Click send

Membership Corner

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.

Committee Openings

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

  • Re-Certification Committee – Chair plus one member
  • Radiation Protection Committee – Chair plus one member
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Committee – Chair
  • International Relations Committee – Chair
  • Environmental Sustainability – Chair

2018 Examinations

On April 13th, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of this year's crop of applicants for Board Certificaiton in their specialty. Examinations will be conducted during July and August. Coupled with holdovers from previous years, more than 70 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.

2018 Who's Who and Resource Guide

BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, and AAEES Members: The 2018 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 by 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. The information that we collect is never shared with third parties outside of our organization.

AAEES on Social Media

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

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

It's easy and free to host an Academy Workshop or Seminar in your locale - If you would like to learn more, please email 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.

May 7, 2018, AAEES's 10th Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

May 8, 2018, AAEES's 9th 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 11 - 14, 2018, AWWA ACE18 Conference: Las Vegas, Nevada. The joint AAEES/AWWA luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 14 from 11:30am – 1:00pm. The 2018 speaker is David Rexing from Southern Nevada Water Authority. He will be speaking on the Benefits of Conducting Public Water Agency Water Quality Research. Those in attendance at ACE18 are encouraged to attend. Please note that this is a ticketed event and preregistration is required. For details, go to http://www.awwa.org.

June 25 - 28, 2018, A&WMA's 111th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Hartford, Connecticut. A&WMA's Annual Conference is recognized as the premier international conference for the latest information on air, climate change, environmental management, resource conservation, and waste issues. The comprehensive technical program includes 40 panels and 56 sessions on the latest environmental topics. For details, go to https://www.awma.org/.