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Monday, September 19, 2016

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

2016 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting & Technical Conference

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

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

Coast to Coast...AAEES October Technical Conferences

AAEES has two upcoming events in October.

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

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

2017 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect Robert Williams is looking forward to receiving your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2016. The Academy is seeking volunteers who are interested in helping the Academy through its network of committees. Committee appointments are for three-year terms. Please email your recommendations and letters of interest to the attention of President-Elect Williams either via email, JSOlmo@aaees.org or via postal mail to Academy Headquarters * 147 Old Solomons Island Road* Suite 303 * Annapolis, MD 21401, at your earliest convenience. For a list of committees and committee members click here.

2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Competition and Awards

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

2016 IWA Project Innovation Awards

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

Electronic Certification Applications Available Year 'round

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

AAEES on Social Media

Reap the little-known advantages of social media. It's not too late to start. Try visiting, following, subscribing to, and recommending the Academy on all of its newly updated social media networks. Contribute a valuable discussion to the 3,000+ subscribers on LinkedIn, join the conversation on Twitter, check out your Academy's exciting events on Facebook, view the most up to date photos on Flickr, and much more! Give it a whirl! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the new shortcuts on the AAEES homepage: http://www.aaees.org.

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

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

Membership Corner

If you have not renewed your certification by March 31st it is considered expired! 2017 Specialty Certification Renewals will be sent out by email in September. Please contact Joyce Dowen at Academy Headquarters at 410-266-3311 or JDowen@aaees.org. Did you know you can always renew online anytime at The AAEES Center at: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES.

Annual Certification Renewal

Renewal notices for the 2017 Certifications will be emailed by the end of this week. Upon receipt, please log into the AAEES Center at https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES and complete your renewal as soon as possible. Please be sure to review and update your data under "My Information" no later than December 31, 2016. It is important to get corrections on your Member Data to the Academy to ensure those changes are printed in the 2017 edition of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science. If you need assistance, please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org.

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

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

September 26-28, 2016 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 2864 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson or email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are made possible only through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team!

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

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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

2016 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting & Technical Conference

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

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

2017 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect Robert Williams is looking forward to receiving your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2016. The Academy is seeking volunteers who are interested in helping the Academy through its network of committees. Committee appointments are for three-year terms. Please email your recommendations and letters of interest to the attention of President-Elect Williams either via email, JSOlmo@aaees.org, or via postal mail to Academy Headquarters * 147 Old Solomons Island Road * Suite 303 * Annapolis, MD 21401, at your earliest convenience. For a list of committees and committee members, click here.

Committee Chair Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

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

Sponsoring Organization Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

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

2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Competition and Awards

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

Thank you for all of your AAEES Awards Nominations

The Academy is grateful for all of the wonderful nominations that have been submitted for the 2017 AAEES Awards. We are carefully combing through all of the submissions for the following categories:

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

2016 Frederick George Pohland Medal

Congratulations to Glen Daigger who has been selected to receive the 2016 Frederick George Pohland Medal from AEESP, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientist (AAEES), and the Pohland family. This year the AEESP Awards will be presented at the AEESP Meet & Greet Reception at the WEFTEC conference on Monday September 26 from 5:30-7 pm. The reception will be held in the Compass Room of the Riverside Building (2nd floor) of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. You can find more details about conference registration at http://www.weftec.org/howtoregister/.

2016 IWA Project Innovation Awards

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

Electronic Certification Applications Available Year 'round

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

AAEES on Social Media

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

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

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

Membership Corner

If you have not renewed your certification by March 31st, it is considered expired! 2017 Specialty Certification Renewals will be sent out by email in September. Please contact Joyce Dowen at Academy Headquarters at 410-266-3311 or JDowen@aaees.org. Did you know you can always renew online anytime at The AAEES Center at:
https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES.

Staff Summer Hours

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

Is Your Marketing Director Signed On?

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

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

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

September 26-28, 2016 - WEFTEC - AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 2864 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson or email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are made possible only through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team!

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

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Highpoints | Volume 32, No. 7 -- July 2016

2016 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting & Technical Conference

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

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

2016 Election

Unofficial winners in the election of 2017 Officers and Trustees include:

  • C. Hunter Nolen - President-Elect
  • Kristin Morico - Vice President
  • David M. Gaddis - Trustee-at-Large
  • Jeffrey H. Greenfield - Trustee-at-Large
  • Wendy A. Wert - Trustee-at-Large

Confirmation of their election will take place at the 2016 Annual Meeting. They will be installed October 20, 2016, along with the new Board of Trustees. Their official terms start January 1, 2017.

Leaving the Board December 31, are James F. Stahl, Past President, Sandra L. Tripp, Trustee-at-Large, and R. Benson Pair, representing AIChE.

2017 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect Robert Williams is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2016. The Academy is seeking volunteers who are interested in helping the Academy through its network of committees. Committee appointments are for three-year terms. Please email your recommendations and letters of interest to the attention of President-Elect Robert Williams 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 to http://www.aaees.org/downloadcenter/ReportForm-Committees.doc.

Sponsoring Organization Reports - Annual Reports are Due September 1st

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

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:

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, 2016.

Electronic Certification Applications Available Year 'round

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

AAEES on Social Media

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

BCEE/BCEEM/BCES Audit

Thirty-eight BCEE/BCEEM/BCESs, chosen at random, have received notices for the 2016 audit. Each person audited is being asked to supply the Recertification Committee with documentation substantiating at least 40 Professional Development Hours over the course of the past two years. If you work full-time in environment-related activities you receive 24 PDHs. This takes you more than half way to meeting the required 40 hours. Earning credits for the remaining hours can be done by attending seminars, classes, symposiums, exhibits, performing presentations, etc. The PDHs for the audit are only for professional development activities engaged in during calendar years 2014 and 2015. Continuing professional development is required to maintain your Active or Life Active specialty certification. Those who have been audited within the past 10 years are exempt from the current cycle.

Membership Corner

If you have not renewed your certification by March 31st, it is considered expired! Please contact Joyce Dowen at Academy Headquarters at 410-266-3311 or JDowen@aaees.org. Please give us a call and we will handle your renewal over the telephone! Did you know you can always renew online anytime at The AAEES Center at:
https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES.

Staff Summer Hours

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

Is Your Marketing Director Signed On?

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

Remembering Lawrence A. Bock

USA Science and Engineering Festival visionary and founder Lawrence A. Bock - a tireless advocate for STEM education and innovation - died July 7 of pancreatic cancer at his home in the San Diego area. He was 56.

Richard Pope, Chair of the AAEES K-12 Education Committee, noted that his passing is a profound loss, "but his legacy of inspiring math and science education will have a lasting impact on students and our nation for future generations."

Larry launched the San Diego Science Festival to educate and inspire our next generation to pursue STEM careers. He then evolved this into the USA Science & Engineering Festival, the nation's largest science festival held biennially in Washington, D.C. with an estimated 300,000 attendees at the session in April of this year.

In addition to his work with the Festival, Larry was a serial entrepreneur who founded, co-founded or financed the early stage growth of 40 companies from inception to an aggregate market capitalization of $70 billion.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, contributions may be made to Science Spark to assist in ensuring the continuation of the USA Science and Engineering Festival, his crowning achievement. The Festival combines his love of science, entrepreneurship, sense of adventure, and his fondest hopes and dreams as a Dad. Click here to donate.

2016 IWA Project Innovation Awards

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

The Fulbright Scholar Program

We thought we would share some award information our members may be interested in from The Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, scientists, independent scholars and many others in Environmental Sciences.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers more than 120 awards across the environmental sciences and nearly 500 awards overall for the 2017-2018 year. Please visit Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences and Chemistry webpage for further award highlights and examples of successful projects, and scholar testimonials which highlight the outcomes and benefits associated with completing a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant.

For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please follow this link: http://cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program.

You may wish to register for one of their webinars (you can access the recording of their March 25th webinar on Opportunities in Environmental Sciences) or join My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 1, 2016.

National Academies Press

The following reports are now available for purchase or FREE PDF download at the National Academies Press Website.

Using Graywater and Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies: An Assessment of Risks, Costs, and Benefits (2016)

Using Graywater and Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies analyzes the risks, costs, and benefits on various uses of graywater and stormwater. This report examines technical, economic, regulatory, and social issues associated with graywater and stormwater capture for a range of uses, including non-potable urban uses, irrigation, and groundwater recharge. Using Graywater and Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies considers the quality and suitability of water for reuse, treatment and storage technologies, and human health and environmental risks of water reuse. The findings and recommendations of this report will be valuable for water managers, citizens of states under a current drought, and local and state health and environmental agencies. Click here.

Evaluation of the Predictive Ecological Model for the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: An Interim Report as Part of Phase 2 (2016)

An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is in the process of reviewing the many different scientific initiatives underway to support the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The Committee to Review the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan is focusing on the adequacy of information to reliably inform assessments of the HCP's scientific initiatives, ensuring that these initiatives are based on the best-available science. The study spans from 2014 to 2018 and will result in three reports. At the conclusion of Phase 1, the Committee issued its first report (NRC, 2015), which focused on hydrologic modeling, ecological modeling, water quality and biological monitoring, and the Applied Research Program. The Committee will issue its second report in late 2016 and its third and final report in 2018.

This interim report is part of Phase 2 activities and will be incorporated, as an appendix, into the second report. This interim report focuses on the ecological modeling only and is being provided prior to the issuance of the second report in order for the Committee's comments (which take the form of conclusions and recommendations) to be considered while the ecological modeling team is still in place. Click here.

The O*NET Initiative

The Academy has been asked to assist with an important initiative called O*NET (Occupational Information Network), a project for the U.S. Department of Labor and America's primary source of occupational information. RTI International, the non-profit research firm contracted by the DOL to conduct the data collection, is gathering information about the work of Environmental Engineers. Our input is vital to the success of this project and maintaining the most current and accurate summary of our work at the O*NET Database: www.onetonline.org.

Some of our most experienced members will be invited to provide feedback on tasks, knowledge areas, work context factors, and activities via questionnaires to keep information about our profession accurate and up-to-date at the O*NET Database. The calls will begin in late summer.

If you are contacted by the O*NET liaisons, we hope you will consider assisting with this important research as it will be of great benefit to the millions of students, educators, job seekers, veterans, labor market researchers and employers who use the free O*NET Database each year as a resource for career exploration, research, hiring/training and job analysis.

If you have questions about the O*NET research, please contact Traci Davis at RTI International - she will be happy to speak with you. 877-233-7348 ext. 109 or tdavis@onet.rti.org.

Thank you for your support of this research and of the Academy.

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.

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

September 26-28, 2016 - WEFTEC - AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 2864 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson or email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are made possible only through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team!

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

Friday, June 17, 2016

Highpoints | Volume 32, No. 6 -- June 2016

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 at Sammi Olmo at JSOlmo@aaees.org no later than July 15, 2016.

The O*NET Initiative

The Academy has been asked to assist with an important initiative called O*NET (Occupational Information Network), a project for the U.S. Department of Labor and America's primary source of occupational information. RTI International, the non-profit research firm contracted by the DOL to conduct the data collection, is gathering information about the work of Environmental Engineers. Our input is vital to the success of this project and maintaining the most current and accurate summary of our work at the O*NET Database: www.onetonline.org.

Some of our most experienced members will be invited to provide feedback on tasks, knowledge areas, work context factors, and activities via questionnaires to keep information about our profession accurate and up-to-date at the O*NET Database. The calls will begin in late summer.

If you are contacted by the O*NET liaisons, we hope you will consider assisting with this important research as it will be of great benefit to the millions of students, educators, job seekers, veterans, labor market researchers and employers who use the free O*NET Database each year as a resource for career exploration, research, hiring/training and job analysis.

If you have questions about the O*NET research, please contact Traci Davis at RTI International - she will be happy to speak with you. 877-233-7348 ext. 109 or tdavis@onet.rti.org.

Thank you for your support of this research and of the Academy.

ABET Commentary Document

At the recommendation of the AAEES Engineering Education Committee, we are posting a document on the AAEES web site that is a "Commentary" on the ABET Environmental Engineering Program Criteria. This document was generated on behalf of the Academy by the members of the Education Committee. The document is primarily intended to:

  • assist AAEES/ABET program evaluators in applying the Environmental Engineering program criteria, and
  • assist Environmental Engineering program administrators in preparing for ABET visits.

This document will be maintained and reviewed for update annually by the Education Committee. Just click on this link to download the PDF of the "Commentary."

A second purpose of this document is to inform the Academy membership of the work that ABET and the Academy are collaborating on to maintain and update the standards that college and university environmental engineering programs must meet when seeking accreditation from ABET.

The "Commentary" is intended for public dissemination on behalf of the Academy's Education Committee. We believe it will make an important contribution to the 2016-17 accreditation cycle that is now beginning. We hope the "Commentary" will serve as a touchstone for educators as they close out the 2015-16 academic year and begin the important task of updating their programs to keep them at the forefront of the evolution of the environmental field.

BCEE/BCEEM Audit

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

Membership Corner

If you have not renewed your certification by March 31st it is considered expired! 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.

AAEES Shirt

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!

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.

Staff Summer Hours

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

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 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://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 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 22, 2016 - AAEES/AWWA Luncheon Presentation 11:30 - 2:00. 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.

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

September 26-28, 2016 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 2864 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson or email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are made possible only through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team!

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

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 22, 2016, AAEES/AWWA Luncheon Presentation 11:30 – 2:00. 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.