Highpoints

Volume 30, No. 10 -- October 2014

2015 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

It's time to begin planning your entries for the E3S Competition for 2015. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2015. 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.

2014 Annual Meeting

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View, Arlington, Virginia on October 24-25, 2014. Friday evening, we will dine at a local restaurant within walking distance of the hotel.

The BOT meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, October 25, with the President's Reception at 6 p.m. followed by the Installation Dinner. A concurrent Spouse Program is planned that will feature a tour of Washington, DC.

Be an AAEES Corporate Sponsor - AAEES is seeking corporate sponsors for the 2014 Annual Meeting, October 24-25, Washington, DC. Three levels of commitment are available: Level III includes vocal and signage recognition at the BOT Meeting, evening dinner, and spouse program, your logo/link on the AAEES Website home page for one month, and recognition in the Environmental Engineer and Scientist periodical. Level II includes all of the above, enhanced acknowledgement in Environmental Engineer and Scientist, and your logo/link on the AAEES Website home page for two months. Level I includes all the above, your logo/link on the AAEES Website home page for three months and an invitation to attend the Annual Meeting and Board Dinner as AAEES' guest. Proceeds are used to support the cost of the Annual Meeting and AAEES operations. To sponsor, please contact JSOlmo@aaees.org.

2015 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs - President-Elect James Stahl is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2014. 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 Stahl 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 2015 Certifications were emailed to you last month. 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, 2014. It is important to get corrections on your Member Data to the Academy to ensure those changes are printed in the 2015 edition of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science. If you need assistance, please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org.

2014 Certification Audit Underway

A reminder has been sent out to all members that have not sent their documentation in for the audit. 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, 2012, through December 31, 2013, 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. The deadline has been extended to November 10, 2014. If you have any questions, please let Joyce Dowen know at JDowen@aaees.org.

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 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.

AAEES Activities

AAEES Webinar Series

Removing the Primary Barrier to Successful Mainstream Deammonification

This webinar allows you to get an inside look at the implementation of one of the most sustainable, economically, environmentally and socially responsible wastewater treatment plants of the 21st century. This project has resulted in multiple benefits with widespread impact on the engineering community including:

  • Proving the robustness reliability of mainstream deammonification while reaping the benefits of significant energy and chemical savings.
  • Providing effective design and operating guidelines for selection of organisms for this innovative nutrient management process.
  • Effective implementation concepts have been developed.
  • Successfully disseminated this information globally by publishing papers and providing a calibrated process model as a design tool.

Join us to hear about the challenges faced and the innovative strategies used to tackle this huge undertaking. Stay tuned for registration details.

Click here for more details about the project.

We are offering PDH credits of 1.5 hrs. for this session. Each registration is a site license for up to 5 users to earn PDHs. Please call if you have any questions. We look forward to presenting this timely webinar for you.

Date: Wednesday November 12, 2014

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm Eastern Time

Price: $99 AAEES Members (use discount code AAEES at checkout)
$149 Non-members

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