Highpoints

Volume 30, No. 9 -- September 2014

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.

2015 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

Enter the E3 Competition to Receive recognition for your innovative work in environmental engineering and science! This year, one of our Grand Prizes and one Honor Award went on to earn 2014 Global Awards from the International Water Association. Begin planning your entries now - because obtaining permissions from various departments can cause delays. 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 E3 Awards 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.

Annual Certification Renewal

Renewal notices for the 2015 Certifications will be mailed to you by the end of the month. Upon receipt, please complete and return your renewal as soon as possible. You may also log in to the AAEES Center to renew online. Click here to log in now. 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 Activities

AAEES Webinar Series

UV Light Treatment of Drinking Water: 240 mgd at a Penny per Household

There are two sides to this story.

The webinar describes the challenges encountered in designing and building one of the highest throughput UV water treatment facilities in the US. You will learn how the project team created new evaluative tools and algorithms to achieve the intended disinfection performance.

But this is also a public health story. The project team will speak to the multiple health benefits and the economics of the project. We will also look at what it took to get the Cincinnati city council to give the project the green light even though there was no regulatory mandate.

Click here for more details about the project.

Or click here to register for the webinar.

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 PDH. Please call if you have any questions. We look forward to presenting this timely webinar for you.

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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

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

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.

September 17, 2014 - Fall 2014 Symposium Energy and the Environment: Progress and Possibilities. AAEES, along with A&WMA and ICE, will be hosting the event at Norris Conference Center in Austin, Texas. The symposium will present informative air, waste management, energy and water resources topics by outstanding speakers.

Registration fees are:

  • $125 for AAEES members
  • $150 for non-members

Register now at: http://ice-texas.org/fall-2014-symposium/symposium-registration/

September 18, 2014 - California's Sustainable Future: Water and Energy Challenges. AAEES invites you to attend this panel discussion at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. Speakers will include Mark Nechodom, Director of the Department of Conservation's Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources; Nancy Steele, Executive Director of the Council for Watershed Health; Jennifer Lucchesi, Executive Officer of the California State Lands Commission; and Jonathan Bishop, Chief Deputy Director of the State Water Resources Control Board. The program includes dinner and a meet & greet with the speakers.

Registration fees are:

  • $60 for Professional Registration
  • $35 for Student Registration
  • $25 for Live Webcast.

Register now at: http://bit.ly/09182014WestCoastEvent.

September 29 to October 1, 2014 - AAEES at WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again in 2014. If you would like to volunteer for booth duty, please contact Sammi Olmo at JSOlmo@aaees.org. To register for WEFTEC, click here: http://www.weftec.org/registration/.

  • AAEES/AIDIS/WEF Breakfast - The Breakfast will be held on Monday, September 29th from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. All are invited! This year's breakfast features George Hawkins, General Manager of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water). The title is "DC Water 2.0: Innovation in Practice." Details forthcoming.

    Register here: http://www.weftec.org/registration/

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