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Friday, January 15, 2016

Highpoints Volume 32, No. 1 -- January 2016

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

Please submit your reservation form for the E3S Competition for 2016 this week to receive the link to your secured drop box. The deadline for uploading entries is February 1, 2016. The submission process is entirely electronic, allowing you to submit your completed entry directly online. Judging is also conducted electronically with an unlimited geographic representation of judges. Entering the E3S competition is a prerequisite for entering the North American category of the IWA PIA Awards.

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

2016 IWA Project Innovation Awards

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

2016 Environmental Communications Awards

We all know how important communicating complex and challenging issues to stakeholders and partners can be. Effectively communicating with the public at large and other constituents is equally as important. With this in mind, AAEES is inviting you to enter this important competition. In cooperation with the International Water Association and the PIA Awards, the Academy is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. The deadline to upload your project is March 1, 2016. Submit your reservation form today to receive the link to your secured drop box. The winner will be announced at the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon & Conference. The winner will also qualify to enter the IWA's International competition in the North American section. For details and to enter, click here or email JSOlmo@aaees.org.

2015 Certification Audit Underway

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

Annual Certification Renewal for 2016

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

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

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2016 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook. We are releasing the Guidebook in both electronic and print format to make this year's edition easier to use and easier to distribute to individuals and organizations looking to connect with environmental specialists. We are expanding the content that each listing receives - enabling web links in the e-version and providing more room to post information on your specialties in both versions. We expect to print and distribute the new publication more widely than we have in the past, with a special focus on outreach at the trade events and conferences we attend during the year. We are also planning an expanded role for the Guidebook in making federal, state, and local agencies aware of the capabilities of our members in helping deal with current environmental engineering needs.

Ask your organization to reserve its space by January 15, 2016. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, go to http://www.aaees.org/downloadcenter/ResourceGuidebookReservationForm.doc.

AAEES Career Center

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

Committee Appointments

2016 President Howard LaFever has finalized committee appointments for the Academy's next program year (January 1 to December 31) and appointment letters will be mailed to those newly appointed this year. Following is a list of those who will chair the Academy's committees:

  • Audit Committee - Richard P. Watson
  • Awards Committee - James F. Stahl
  • Honorary Member Selection Sub-Committee - James F. Stahl
  • Brewster Snow Student Selection Committee - Richard S. Magee
  • Bylaws, Policies & Procedures Committee - Stephen G. Lippy
  • Admissions Committee - Sandra L. Tripp
  • Certification by Eminence Committee - Cecil Lue-Hing
  • Membership, Development & Outreach Committee - Christopher Jones
  • Re-Certification Committee - Lisa Woodward
  • Development & Upgrading of Examinations - Robert H. Gilbertsen
  • Air Pollution Control Committee - Mark P. Cal
  • Environmental Sustainability Committee - Brent Jones
  • General Environmental Engineering Committee - Findlay Edwards
  • Hazardous Waste Management Committee - James D. Fitzgerald
  • Industrial Hygiene Committee - Frederick W. Boelter
  • Radiation Protection Committee - Jafir Abbas Jaferi
  • Solid Waste Management Committee - Robert B. Gardner
  • Water Supply and Wastewater Committee - Jeffrey H. Greenfield
  • Diversity Committee - Tapas A. Das
  • Engineering Education Committee - David A. Chin
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering Committee - David M. Gaddis
  • Finance Committee - Daniel B. Oerther
  • International Relations Committee - Kumar Topudurti
  • K-12 Committee - Richard J. Pope
  • Nominating Committee - James F. Stahl
  • Planning Committee - Kristin Morico
  • Publications Committee - C. Herb Ward
  • Seminars and Workshop Committee - Sarah Cwikla
  • Students & Young Professionals - Nick Rose

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

April 3 - 6, 2016, The 31st International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA. The International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management is an annual conference where researchers, educators, government officials, consultants, managers, community leaders and others meet to present and discuss topics related to all aspects of solid waste technology and management. For registration and additional information, go to http://solid-waste.org/2016-conference/.

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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

Season's Greetings!!

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

2016 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

It's time to begin planning your entries for the E3S Competition for 2016. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2016. The submission process is entirely electronic, allowing you to submit your completed entry directly online. Judging is also conducted electronically with an unlimited geographic representation of judges. Entering the E3S competition is a prerequisite for entering the North American category of the IWA PIA Awards. For entry details, click here. For other information, email JSOlmo@aaees.org.

2016 IWA Project Innovation Awards

The IWA Project Innovation Awards (PIA) aims to highlight innovative water and wastewater engineering projects around the world, thus bringing recognition to these projects as models of engineering excellence and spreading the knowledge of water and wastewater science and management. The awards span six categories: Applied Research, Planning, Design, Small Projects, Operations/Management, and Marketing and Communication. All 2015 and 2016 E3 award winners will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website www.iwa-pia.org. More details forthcoming.

2016 Environmental Communications Awards

We all know how important communicating complex and challenging issues to stakeholders and partners can be. Effectively communicating with the public at large and other constituents is equally as important. With this in mind, AAEES is inviting you to enter this important competition. In cooperation with the International Water Association and the PIA Awards, the Academy is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. The deadline to enter will be March 1, 2016. The winner will be announced at the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon & Conference. The winner will also qualify to enter the IWA's International competition in the North American section. For details and to enter, click here or email JSOlmo@aaees.org.

Annual Certification Renewal

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

AAEES Kappe Lecture Series

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

The objective of the Kappe Lectures is to share the knowledge of today's practitioners with tomorrow's engineers and scientists. Dr. Murthy has prepared two lectures which are summarized online at http://www.aaees.org/kappelecturer.php. He is prepared to present one or both in settings of each university's choosing. Dr. Murthy will also be available for informal meetings with faculty, students, and area professionals.

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

AAEES Partners with PDH Online

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

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

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

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

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2016 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook. We are releasing the Guidebook in both electronic and print format to make this year's edition easier to use and easier to distribute to individuals and organizations looking to connect with environmental specialists. We are expanding the content that each listing receives – enabling web links in the e-version and providing more room to post information on your specialties in both versions. We expect to print and distribute the new publication more widely than we have in the past, with a special focus on outreach at the trade events and conferences we attend during the year. We are also planning an expanded role for the Guidebook in making federal, state, and local agencies aware of the capabilities of our members in helping deal with current environmental engineering needs.

Ask your organization to reserve its space by January 15, 2016. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, click here.

AAEES Career Center

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

Scholarships from A&WMA

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

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

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

Committee Appointments

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

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

April 14, 2016, AAEES E3S Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Additional details forthcoming. Reservation and Entry forms can be found here: http://www.aaees.org/e3competition.php.

May 16, 2016, AAEES's 7th Annual Workshop (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's Conference, Atlantic City, NJ: For registration or exhibitor information, visit www.njwea.org.

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

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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

2015 Annual Meeting

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

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

  • 2016 Individual Award Recipients
    • Stanley E. Kappe Award – Cecil Lue-Hing
    • Edward J. Cleary Award – Kira Lynch
    • Gordon Maskew Fair Award – Bruce Rittmann
    • Honorary Member Award – Kenneth Kirk and Gina McCarthy
    • International Honorary Member Award – Ruey-An Doong
  • Approved AAEECB Board
    • Robert Williams, Chair
    • Lamont Curtis, Vice Chair
    • Jeanette Brown
    • Christian Davies-Venn
    • Hunter Nolen
    • Sandra Tripp
    • Wendy Wert
  • Approved AAESCB Board
    • James Mihelcic, Chair
    • James Patterson, Vice Chair
    • Michael Kavanaugh
    • Robert Schoenberger
    • James Clarke
    • Brian Flynn
    • Benson Pair

New Officers and Trustees

Congratulations to the 2016 Officers and Trustees who were installed during the Annual Meeting October 22 and take office January 1, 2016: Howard B. LaFever, President; Robert B. Williams, President-Elect; C. Hunter Nolen, Vice President; Dan Oerther, Treasurer; and James F. Stahl, Past President. Trustees serving their first full three year-term are: John Tobiason, representing AEESP; Christopher Jones, representing NSPE. Trustees serving their second three-year term are: Robert Schoenberger, representing SWANA, Jeanette Brown, representing WEF, Kristin Morico, Trustee-at-Large; and James Patterson, Trustee-at-Large.

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

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

2016 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

It's time to begin planning your entries for the E3S Competition for 2016. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2016. The submission process is entirely electronic, allowing you to submit your completed entry directly online. Judging is also conducted electronically with an unlimited geographic representation of judges. Entering the E3S competition is a prerequisite for entering the North American category of the IWA PIA Awards.

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

2016 IWA Project Innovation Awards

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

2016 Environmental Communications Awards

We all know how important it is to communicate complex and challenging issues to the public at large and other constituents. With this in mind, AAEES is inviting you to enter this important competition. In cooperation with the International Water Association and the PIA Awards, the Academy is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. The deadline to enter is March 1, 2016. The winner will be announced at the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon & Conference. The winner will also qualify to enter the IWA's International competition in the North American section. For details and to enter, click here or email JSOlmo@aaees.org.

Annual Certification Renewal

Renewal notices for the 2016 Certifications will be mailed to you by the end of the year. Upon receipt, please log into the AAEES Center and complete your renewal as soon as possible. Please be sure to review and update your data under "My Information" no later than December 31, 2015. It is important to get corrections on your Member Data to the Academy to ensure those changes are printed in the 2016 edition of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science. If you need assistance, please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org.

2015 Certification Audit Underway

Each person audited is being asked to supply the Recertification Committee with documentation substantiating at least 40 Professional Development Hours. The PDHs are acquired by continuing professional development activities during calendar years January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014 to ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements for Active and Life Active specialty certification. Those who were audited within the past 10 years are exempt from the current cycle. If you have any questions, please let Joyce Dowen know at JDowen@aaees.org.

AAEES Partners with PDH Online

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

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

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

AAEES Career Center

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

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Highpoints | Volume 31, No. 10 -- October 2015

2016 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

It's time to begin planning your entries for the E3S Competition for 2016. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2016. The submission process is entirely electronic, allowing you to submit your completed entry directly online. Judging is also conducted electronically with an unlimited geographic representation of judges. Entering the E3S competition is a prerequisite for entering the North American category of the IWA PIA Awards.

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

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 IWA Project Innovation Awards

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

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.

Membership Corner

An email blast went out to all members in October 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.

PDH Online

A special offer has been made to us on all 2200+ online courses and live web seminars. Just use the Coupon Code: PDH4950 in Step 2 of the payment process, and you'll automatically receive a 50% discount off the list price. This coupon code may be used for multiple courses, including courses already on sale. This offer is valid from 9/3/2014 to 12/31/2015, and cannot be applied to prior sales. The coupon code must be entered at the time of online purchase to receive the discount. You have up to one year to complete the courses purchased. Please visit www.PDHonline.com or www.PDHcenter.com to select your courses.

Please feel free to share this special offer with your colleagues and friends.

AAEES Activities

Elevate Your Visibility Today Through the Academy

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

2015 WEFTEC - Thank you to all the volunteers at the AAEES booth promoting the Academy. The breakfast was a huge success with Catherine O'Connor, Ph.D., P.E., Director of Engineering at MWRDGC as the keynote speaker. And, thank you to Jeanette Brown for organizing the breakfast.

October 22, 2015 - Summit: Attaining 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

Thursday, October 8, 2015

2016 AAEES Kappe Lecturer: Dr. Sudhir Murthy, P.E., BCEE

Kappe Head
Kappe Lecturer

Sudhir Murthy,
Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Innovations Chief
DC Water

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists offers your university the opportunity to have the Academy's 2016 Kappe Lecturer, Sudhir Murthy, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, visit your campus for one or two days during the 2016 fall semester.

The objective of the Kappe Lectures is to share the knowledge of today's practitioners with tomorrow's engineers and scientists. Dr. Murthy has prepared two lectures which are summarized online at http://www.aaees.org/kappelecturer.php. At your option, he is prepared to present one or both in settings of your choosing. In addition, during his stay at your campus, he will be available for informal meetings with you and fellow faculty, students, and area professionals.

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

We will select the schools to receive a Lecture by March 1, 2016, and then work with the Lecturer to devise his tour schedule. We will notify you if your university has been selected in early May and the date of the visit as soon as possible thereafter. To confirm your acceptance, we ask that you send us 50% of the Lecture $1,225 fee or $612.50 following selection notification, with the balance being due by September 1, 2016. The fee is used to defray the lecturer's travel expense.

Kappe Lecture 2016 Reservation Form
Kappe Lecture 2016 Brochure
Kappe Lecture Online

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

AAEES Announces an Environmental Leaders' Summit: Attaining a Sustainable Wet Infrastructure for Southern California

Register Now for the October 22, 2015 event
Click here to see the Summit Program and Speakers

Southern California
There has never been a session like this! The information shared at the Summit will come directly from the leaders of the organizations who are in charge of defining and implementing the strategies and programs that will drive the future of the water infrastructure in Southern California.

What are your most important colleagues and customers doing to accommodate the unprecedented drought? What are they thinking? Who are they looking to for help?

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, in partnership with Loyola Marymount University, is assembling the leadership of the largest public water agencies in the Southern California area for a one-day Sustainability Summit. The session is designed to provide insight on the issues they are facing in meeting current and expected future demands on their water infrastructure.

This one-of-a-kind event will enable the region's environmental professionals, and the broader environmental community, to learn about these agencies' efforts to assess and address the impact of the current drought on Southern California.

Our featured speakers are:

Martin L. Adams, P.E.
Senior Assistant General Manager - Water System
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Dr. Tina Choe
Dean
LMU Franklin R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering

James Herberg, P.E., BCEE
General Manager
Orange County Sanitation District

Grace Hyde, P.E., BCEE
Chief Engineer and General Manager
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Debra C. Man, P.E.
Assistant General Manager & COO
Metropolitan Water District for Southern California

Michael Markus, P.E., BCEE
General Manager
Orange County Water District

Richard Nagel
General Manager
West Basin Municipal Water District

Mark Pestrella, P.E.
Chief Deputy Director
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works

James Stahl, P.E., BCEE
President - AAEES
Senior Strategic Advisor - MWH Global

Robb Whitaker
General Manager
Water Replenishment District of Southern California

Enrique C. Zaldivar, P.E.
Director and General Manager
LA Sanitation - City of Los Angeles

The speakers will also focus on the need to define a 'new normal', and what that means for planning, designing, and building a water infrastructure that will accommodate their evolving reality. Most importantly, the speakers will define where they are going to need help and what they will be expecting from their engineering partnerships.

You can't afford to miss this session!

Register now to reserve your seat at the Summit.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Call for Entries: Environmental Communications Awards

ECA Call for Entries

Your organization has been especially successful in communicating complex and challenging issues to the public and other important audiences. Through your efforts, citizens, environmental conservation groups, town councils, state and national legislative bodies, private sector companies, and others have come to realize the value and importance of your projects, and their economic and public health benefits. If that sounds familiar to you, get the recognition you deserve by entering the AAEES Environmental Communications Award competition. Winning entries are automatically qualified to enter the International Water Association's PIA Awards in the category of Marketing and Communications.

Here are the criteria for judging the Environmental Communications Award:

  • Innovative approach to messaging or branding
  • Future value to the water engineering profession
  • Creativity and clarity in portraying and communicating the messages
  • Effectiveness in delivery and achieving desired outcome
  • Integrated Design Approach - Narrative and visual elements work together to achieve the communication objectives.

This award is designed to recognize environmental communication efforts by industrial entities; municipal, state and federal governments; and consulting firms who work to convey the important environmental messages to their constituencies and other interested parties.

The deadline for entries is March 1, 2016. The winners will be announced at the 2016 AAEES Annual Awards Luncheon and Technical Conference to be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Entry guidelines, submission forms, and previous winning entries available at http://www.aaees.org/environmentalcommunicationsawards.php.