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.

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AAEES Annual Awards and Technical Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Details to be announced.




AAEES workshop at NJWEA's 101st Annual Conference in Atlantic City, NJ.

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

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