Call for Speakers for the NJWEA/AAEES Workshop on

Contaminants for Emerging Concern
Across the Water Cycle

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The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) is sponsoring a workshop at the New Jersey Water Environment Association's (NJWEA) 104th annual conference. The workshop will be held in Atlantic City, NJ, on Monday, May 6, 2019.

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for consideration to present at the workshop on the topic of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) Across the Water Cycle, especially those abstracts that are at the forefront of the industry. Example topics may include:

  • Disinfection by-products, Endocrine disruptors, Industrial Chemicals, Natural Toxins, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCP), Cyanotoxins, emerging pathogens,
  • PFOAs/PFASs
  • Removal in Wastewater Recovery Facilities
  • CECs in biosolids
  • Environmental Fate and Transport
  • Monitoring and Analysis
  • Health effects
  • Ecological effects

This workshop is intended both for specialists as well as for other environmental professionals interested in hearing from researchers and practitioners who are advancing the state of the art. The audience may include representatives of regulated community such as municipalities and utility authorities, as well as environmental consultants, and equipment suppliers.

Attendees can receive continuing education credits.

The NJWEA was the first society for wastewater treatment professionals in the United States. It was a model for similar groups in other states, and led to the formation of today's Water Environment Federation. This conference draws thousands of industry professionals from the NJ-NY-PA region.

Abstracts and biographical forms are due November 21, 2018, for our review.

Please send a proposed title and abstract and a brief bio (click here to download the abstract form and click here to download the biographical data form), to:

Please only use the forms found at the following links: http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/news/NJWEAAbstractForm.pdf and http://www.aaees.org/_downloadcenter/news/NJWEASpeakerBiographicalDataForm.pdf. Or contact one of us for a copy if you need the forms.

Information on previous workshops can be found at: http://www.aaees.org/resourcecenter/njwea.php.

Note: Abstracts submitted without bios or that are incomplete cannot be considered because the NJWEA is providing professional engineering continuing education credits and the state agency requirements must be documented. This is also why we must have the presentations several weeks in advance, so they can be vetted to satisfy requirements for those credits. The guidelines are presented below.


Presentations must be submitted by Friday, April 12, 2019. The following are the Guidelines applicable to issuance of NY and NJ PE credits:

  1. Presentations must be related to the practice of engineering.
  2. Completed speaker biographical and abstract forms must be submitted, reviewed and approved by the Committee prior to the issuance of registration materials. Committee developed Bio and Abstract forms outlining the proper required information must be utilized for documentation purposes.
  3. Presentations should be technical/educational and not sales pitches.
  4. Speakers should avoid references to proprietary and/or specific manufacturer equipment. Generic equipment descriptions should be utilized.
  5. Where possible avoid detailed references to codes, standards and regulations that are only applicable to one of the two state jurisdictions (i.e. NY or NJ).

Other presentation guidelines:

  1. Each presenter has 30 minutes, including time for questions.
  2. Each presentation should have 15 to 40 slides, nominally.
  3. Any videos should be embedded in the presentation, not provided separately.
  4. Speaker contact information should be on the first and last slides, only.
  5. All other slides should focus on the topic of the presentation.
    There should be no slides to describe your company or its services.

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