The 2016 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference

We would like to send out a special thank you to our keynote speaker, Dr. Domenico Grasso, P.E., BCEE, Provost of the University of Delaware. Dr. Grasso is noted for his work in engineering education. We were pleased to have him speak at our recent event. Dr. Grasso discussed the future of engineering and how the profession needs to change to accommodate a world in which understanding complex system will be ruling paradigm. The engineer of the future will be called on to create solutions that take into account holistic systems approaches rather than being confined to a world in which engineers are asked to identify and apply the appropriate technologies for narrow solutions to specific problems. Dr. Grasso emphasized the importance of thinking outside the box as a critical skill. Being able to identify and engage non-engineering resources to tackle 'engineering' problems will be a key component of career success and advancement. Thank you Dr. Grasso!

Thank you to those who joined us for the 2016 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference and made this year's event such a success! We will be posting pictures of the event within the next couple of days. Photos will be posted to our FaceBook and Flickr pages.

Patrons of AAEES

AMEC Foster Wheeler
AMEC Foster Wheeler

Carollo Engineers
Carollo Engineers

CDM Smith
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CH2M
CH2M

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Geosyntec Consultants

LA Department of Water and Power
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

LA City Sanitation
LA City Sanitation

MWH Global
MWH Global

Orange County Sanitation District
Orange County Sanitation District

Orange County Water District
Orange County Water District

Sanitation Districts of LA County
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

West Basin Municipal Water District
West Basin Municipal Water District

Patrons of the Academy are organizations that are distinguished by providing financial support to the Academy's programs in addition to their engagement in specialty certification of their Engineers and Scientists. They are dedicated to a collaborative effort with the Academy in pursuit of Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science.

EE&S Resource Guidebook

Resource Guidebook

The online edition of The Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook (previously known as the Environmental Engineering and Science Selection and Career Guide) is now online!

You may still order the Print or Digital Edition

News You Can Use

Report Shows How to Say Goodbye to Harmful Algal Blooms

Date: April 7, 2016
Source: Ohio State University
Summary: Harmful algal blooms dangerous to human health and the Lake Erie ecosystem--such as the one that shut down Toledo's water supply for two days in 2014--could become a problem of the past. Scientists have reported on approaches to reduce harmful algal blooms on Lake Erie.

Harmful algal blooms dangerous to human health and the Lake Erie ecosystem--such as the one that shut down Toledo's water supply for two days in 2014--could become a problem of the past.

A new report shows that if farmers apply agricultural best management practices (BMPs) on half the cropland in the Maumee River watershed, the amount of total phosphorus and dissolved reactive phosphorus leaving the watershed would drop by 40 percent in an average rainfall year -- the amount agreed to in the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between the U.S. and Canada.

Scientists believe that a drop of this magnitude would keep algal blooms at safe levels for people and the lake.

"With aggressive adoption of best management practices, it is possible to reduce harmful algal blooms to safe levels while maintaining agricultural productivity," said Jay Martin, ecological engineer in The Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and co-author of the study.

The study, "Informing Lake Erie Agriculture Nutrient Management Via Scenario Evaluation," was a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan as the lead, The Nature Conservancy, Heidelberg University, LimnoTech, Texas A&M and Ohio State.

It reviewed 12 approaches to reducing total and dissolved reactive phosphorus and concluded that two of them would result in a 40 percent reduction on average....click here to continue.

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Upcoming Events

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.

Topic of the workshop will be "Nutrient Recovery". Details to be announced.

JUN

21

2016

AAEES/AWWA Luncheon Presentation.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Vernon L. Snoeyink. Topic: Water Quality Deterioration and Excessive Precipitation in Distribution Systems. Click here to register.

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2016 Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award


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2016 Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award


2016 Brewster Snow Award


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2016 Eckenfelder Industrial Waste Management Medal

 


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