2015 Annual Meeting
The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California on Friday, October 23, 2015 starting at 7:30 AM with a Continental Breakfast.
On Thursday, October 22, the Academy will be hosting an Infrastructure Sustainability Summit at Loyola Marymount University. More information appears below under the heading of AAEES Summit. Following the Summit, the President's Reception and the Installation Dinner will be held at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 9620 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles, California from 6 to 9 p.m. The AAEES has a block of rooms at the hotel.
2016 Committee Appointments
Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect Howard LaFever is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2015. 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 LaFever 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.
2016 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, 2016. Participants in the 2016 AAEES E3S will be able to submit completed entries online. Look for details at http://www.aaees.org/e3competition.php.
2016 IWA Project Innovation Awards
The IWA Project Innovation Awards (PIA) aims to highlight innovative water and wastewater engineering projects around the world, thus bringing recognition to these projects as models of engineering excellence and spreading the knowledge of water and wastewater science and management. The awards span six categories: Applied Research, Planning, Design, Small Projects, Operations/Management, and Marketing and Communication. All 2015 and 2016 E3 award winners will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website www.iwa-pia.org. More details forthcoming.
Annual Certification Renewal
Renewal notices for the 2016 Certifications will be mailed to you by the end of the year. Upon receipt, please log into the AAEES Center and complete your renewal as soon as possible. Please be sure to review and update your data under "My Information" no later than December 31, 2015. It is important to get corrections on your Member Data to the Academy to ensure those changes are printed in the 2016 edition of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science. If you need assistance, please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org.
2015 Certification Audit Underway
Each person audited is being asked to supply the Recertification Committee with documentation substantiating at least 40 Professional Development Hours. The PDHs are acquired by continuing professional development activities during calendar years January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014 to ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements for Active and Life Active specialty certification. Those who were audited within the past 10 years are exempt from the current cycle. If you have any questions, please let Joyce Dowen know at JDowen@aaees.org.
On September 1st an email blast went out to all members about their 2016 Specialty Certification Renewal. If you need a renewal form please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org or renew online at http://www.aaees.org/members-specialtycertificationrenewal.php.
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Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy
It's easy and free to host an Academy Workshop or Seminar in your locale - If you would like to learn more, please email Workshops and Seminars Chair Sarah Cwikla at email@example.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 27-30, 2015 – WEFTEC – AAEES will be exhibiting again this year. You can find us in Booth 3401. Volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are only possible through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team!
AAEES/AIDIS/WEF Breakfast – The informative breakfast will be held on Monday, September 28th from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. All are invited! This year's breakfast features Catherine O'Connor, Ph.D., P.E., Director of Engineering, MWRDGC. The title is "Recovering Resources, Transforming Water – Phosphorus Recovery and Other Sustainability Initiatives at Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago". "Recovering Resources, Transforming Water – Phosphorus Recovery and Other Sustainability Initiatives at Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago." The discussion will focus on the implementation of enhance biological phosphorus removal using existing infrastructure, coupled with phosphorus recovery and finishing by summarizing all resource recovery initiatives.
AAEES participation is partially sponsored by PE Consulting. Earn one Academy PDH for attending.
Register here: http://www.weftec.org/registration/.
October 22, 2015 - Summit: Building a Sustainable Wet Infrastructure for Southern California - AAEES has assembled the leadership of the largest public water agencies in the Southern California area for a one-day program designed to provide perspective and insight on the issues they are facing in trying to meet current and future demands on their water infrastructure. This one-of-a-kind event will enable attendees to learn about the strategies that these agencies are employing in addressing the limitations that the current drought is imposing on Southern California and its ability to meet water demands. More importantly, the speakers will also focus on the options available for defining a 'new normal', and what that means for planning, designing, and building a water infrastructure that will accommodate their evolving reality.
The Academy is partnering with the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering at Loyola Marymount University in presenting this program. The Summit is designed for anyone working in the area of water issues and sustainability. We view the Summit as an opportunity for networking and best practice sharing among sustainability practitioners.
Rather than prepare a structured agenda for the Summit, we have taken the other option of simply developing a suggested theme and having our speakers address that theme in the way they see most appropriate and relevant given the nature of their operations. Our intent in holding the Summit is to cast light on what the individual agencies are doing to meet their sustainability challenges. From that we expect to reveal and discuss areas of cooperation and partnership that might be developed to create new approaches for dealing with the issues being faced across the entire Southern California region.
Register here: http://bit.ly/AAEES2015Summit