Volume 33, No. 1 -- January 2017

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2017 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

It's time to begin planning your entries for the E3S Competition for 2017. The deadline to submit your entry is February 1, 2017. 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 more details please go to: http://www.aaees.org/e3scompetition.php

2017 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 submit your entry is March 1, 2017. 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, go to http://www.aaees.org/environmentalcommunicationsawards.php.

2017 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 2017 and 2018 E3S award winners will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website http://www.iwa-network.org/iwa-project-innovation-awards/. More details forthcoming.

2017 Kappe Lecture Series

The 2017 Kappe Lecturer is Danny D. Reible, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE. Dr. Reible is the Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair at Texas Tech University. He will be visiting university campuses during the 2017 fall semester. The objective of the Kappe Lecture Series is to share the knowledge of today's practitioners with tomorrow's engineers and scientists. Dr. Reible 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. Reible will also be available for informal meetings with faculty, students, and area professionals. For more on the AAEES Kappe Lecture Series, go to http://www.aaees.org/kappelecturer.php. The registration deadline is February 1, 2017.

AAEES Webinars

Please note: If you already pre-registered for one of our webinars, you will need to register at AnyMeeting as well. See links below.

AAEES is working to construct a webinar series that taps the expertise of our board certified environmental specialists in sessions that are timely and topical. We now have our first two webinars scheduled for early 2017. We hope you can attend one or both! These webinars will be interactive sessions with "live chat" capability as well. The webinar sessions are open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Our objective is to offer special insights for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as working environmental professionals who have a special interest in selected topics. And remember, these webinars are completely free.

Title: State-of-the-Art Nitrogen Upgrade to Protect our Waters
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 ET, AAEES will host a live webinar with both Rich Voigt, P.E., Principal Project Manager at CH2M and Sean Stephan, Chief of Enterprise Sustainability at AlexRenew Enterprises. Voigt and Stephan will be teaming up to discuss state-of-the-art nitrogen removal technologies and processes used to meet the stringent nutrient limits required to protect the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.

To register for this FREE event, go to: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EC58D787874C39
(If you already pre-registered you will still need to go to the anymeeting link above and register)

Title: Leadership in Environmental Engineering - "A Tale of Two Journeys"
New Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET

On Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET, AAEES will host a live webinar with both Dr. Domenico Grasso, P.E., BCEE, University of Delaware Provost, and Kristin (Kris) Morico, P.E., BCEE, Global Leader-Environmental Programs for GE. Both Domenico and Kris will talk about their diverse journeys in environmental engineering with a special emphasis on the importance of both social and professional competencies, mentoring and maintenance of professional networks.

To register for this FREE event, go to: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EC58D78681493A
(If you already pre-registered you will still need to go to the anymeeting link above and register)

We hope you take advantage of these free events.

2016 Certification Audit Underway

The 2016 Specialty Certification Audit is being completed. If you have not submitted your Annual Professional Development Credit Reporting Form and supporting documentation do it now or you risk your certification being transferred to Inactive.

Annual Certification Renewal for 2017

Your 2017 Specialty Certification expired on December 31, 2016. You have until January 31, 2017 to renew without a penalty. You can renew online at:

If you are a Life member you still have to renew even though you do not pay a fee.

2017 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2017 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 March 31, 2017. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. To download the reservation form, please 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

2017 President Robert C. Williams 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 - Joseph J. Delfino
  • Awards Committee - Howard B. LaFever
  • AAEESP/AAEES Joint Awards Committee - John Tobiason
  • Honorary Member Selection Sub-Committee - Howard B. LaFever
  • 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 Resources and Pollution Control Committee - Mark P. Cal
  • Environmental Chemistry Committee - Patrick L. Brezonik
  • Environmental Life Sciences Committee - Mary F. DeFlaun
  • Environmental Sustainability Committee - Brent M. Jones
  • General Environmental Engineering Committee - Findlay Edwards
  • Hazardous Waste Management & Site Remediation Committee - James D. Fitzgerald
  • Industrial Hygiene Committee - Frederick W. Boelter
  • Radiation Protection Committee - Vacant
  • Solid Waste Management Committee - Robert B. Gardner
  • Surface and Groundwater Resources Committee - Steven S. Turner
  • Water Supply and Wastewater Committee - Jeffrey H. Greenfield
  • 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 - Howard B. LaFever
  • Planning Committee - Kristin Morico
  • Publications Committee - C. Herb Ward
  • Seminars and Workshop Committee - Shuang (Sharon) Yin
  • Students & Young Professionals - Nicholas 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 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.

January 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 pm ET, Webinar discussing State-of-the-Art Nitrogen Upgrade to Protect our Waters. To register for this FREE event, go to http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EC58D787874C39

February 7, 2017 at 7:00 am ET, New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) 89th Annual Winter Meeting at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, NYC. There will be an AAEES breakfast presentation at 7:30 am featuring Professor Robert Sharp, Ph.D., P.E., O'Connor Fellow of Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College. For more details, go to http://nywea.org

February 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET, Webinar discussing Leadership in Environmental Engineering - "A Tale of Two Journeys." To register for this FREE event, go to http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EC58D78681493A

April 13, 2017, 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/e3scompetition.php.

May 8, 2017, AAEES's 9th Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

May 9, 2017, AAEES's 8th Annual Workshop (with TCHs, PDHs and CEUs); includes breakfast and/or lunch at NJWEA's Conference, Atlantic City, NJ: For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

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