Volume 33, No. 4 -- April 2017

Thank You, Sponsors

The Academy expresses its heartfelt thanks to these firms who supported this year's Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference (E3S). Their support helps to advance best practices of environmental engineering and science. PDHs were earned by attending the morning and afternoon technical presentations. Sponsors include:


Environmental Engineering & Science Foundation

C.P. Huang, Ph.D., BCEEM


SCS Engineers



American Public Health Association

Trussell Technologies, Inc.

Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award, including Innovyze, GHD and Trussell Technologies.

W. Wesley Eckenfelder Industrial Waste Management Medal, through the Environmental Engineering & Science Foundation -- AquAeTer

Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award -- Innovyze

Presentations of the featured speakers are now available at http://www.aaees.org.

And a Special Thank you to Master of Ceremonies and to
David M. Gaddis for his excellent MC skills.

Thank You, Academy Patrons

In addition to the event-specific sponsors listed above, we also want to acknowledge the support that we receive from our Patrons. Academy Patrons, whether firms or government agencies, contribute to the Academy at a general level, and as such, enable the Academy to engage in the entire array of products, services, and activities made available to our members throughout the year. Academy Patrons are recognized by the logos presented below:

Corporate Patrons

Agency Patrons

AAEES Webinar in April

Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 12 noon EDT
Topic: Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System Initial Expansion

Project Summary: The Initial Expansion of the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) made the world's largest advanced water purification system for the potable reuse even bigger. The 30 mgd expansion increased capacity of the GWRS to 100 mgd. The expansion featured several key developments to optimize the performance of the existing advanced water purification facility. Completed in 2015, the Initial Expansion included enhancements to the post-treatment system and the RO system as well as a concept to equalize secondary effluent flow to maximize GWRS capacity.

The GWRS is a joint project of Orange County Sanitation District and the Orange County Water District. By taking highly treated wastewater and purifying it through a three step process, it produces near-distilled quality water. The webinar will also feature a discussion on the unexpected benefits that accrued to the OCSD from the GWSR during the recent drought, and even more so in the time since the drought has abated over the past few months.

Black & Veatch provided preliminary a final design as the structural, civil, electrical and mechanical engineer. Parsons served as the construction manager for the project, and McCarthy Building Companies Inc. was the general contractor.

Webinar details: This will be an interactive session with "live chat" capability as well. This session is 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 early to mid-career environmental professionals.

Click here to register.

Nominations for AAEES Representative to the ABET Board of Delegates

The AAEES Education Committee is soliciting nominations for the position of AAEES Delegate to the ABET Board of Delegates.

The ABET Board of Delegates meets twice per year (usually in or near Baltimore, MD). The ABET Board of Delegates is responsible for oversight of accreditation operations, election of the ABET Board of Directors, and representing sponsoring organizations. Delegates serve a term of three years, and may be reappointed a maximum of one time for a total of six years. The AAEES Delegate also serves on one or more of the three ABET Area Delegations that meet at the same time. The three Area Delegations to which AAEES will have representation are the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC), and the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC). Area and Board Delegates of ABET may not serve in multiple roles as Delegate, Officer, Director, or Commissioner.

Preferred qualifications for this appointment include experience as an ABET Program Evaluator and experience as a member of one of the ABET commissions, although exceptional candidates without these qualifications are also encouraged to apply. If you are interested in being considered for an appointment either as the AAEES Delegate or Alternate Delegate, or would like to nominate someone else, please forward your nomination(s) to the Chair of the AAEES Education Committee, David Chin at dchin@miami.edu. The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2017.

Membership Corner

Did you know you can renew online anytime at The AAEES Center? If you have not renewed by now, your certification is expired. You can renew at https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES.

2017 Examinations

On April 12th, the Admissions Committee completed evaluations of more than 65 applications paving the way for examinations to be conducted during July and August. Coupled with holdovers from previous years, more than 90 examinations will be administered this summer. If you are called upon to serve on a peer review panel or as a Chief Examiner, your cooperation and assistance in this effort is greatly appreciated and you will receive 0.5 PDH credit per interview.

Subscribe to the AAEES Meetings and Events Calendar

Click here to view the AAEES Events Calendar. Bookmark it or subscribe to our calendar to have the most up-to-date events, meetings, and announcements.

2017 Who's Who and Resource Guide

BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, and AAEES Members: The 2017 editions of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook are currently in production and will be available mid-June. Digital versions are automatically sent via email to all members, but you must opt in to receive hard copies. If you received hard copies of these publications last year, then you are already opted-in and will automatically be mailed the print editions. If you only received the digital versions and would like to opt in for the hard copies, please email YMoulden@aaees.org by May 31st with your request.

Have You Visited The AAEES Center? - BCEEs, BCEEMs, BCESs, Members, Young Professionals and Student Members

You may now renew and update your profile records online! Additional members-only benefits include an online directory, search for other members, view updated committee and board rosters, and purchase lapel pins, certificates, and other apparel.

Non-members and guests are also able to use the AAEES Center to apply for membership, subscribe to Environmental Engineer and Scientist, register for events, and to purchase AAEES publications. Click on the Login button on the AAEES.org home page to visit the AAEES Center or click on the following link: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES. The AAEES Center is a secure site.

AAEES on Social Media

Please visit, follow, subscribe, and recommend the Academy on all of our newly updated social media networks! Contribute a valuable discussion to the 1900+ subscribers on LinkedIn, join the conversation on Twitter, check out your Academy's exciting events on Facebook, view the most up to date photos on Flickr, and much more! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the shortcuts on the AAEES homepage: http://www.aaees.org/

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 Sammi Olmo at 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.

April 26, 2017, AAEES Webinar: Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System Initial Expansion 12 noon EDT. Click here to register.

May 8, 2017, AAEES's 9th Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference, Atlantic City, NJ. 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.

June 5 - 8, 2017, AWMA's 110th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Pittsburgh, PA. Click here to register.

June 11 - 14, 2017, AWWA ACE17 Conference: Philadelphia, PA. Click here to register.

June 14, 2017, AAEES/AIDIS/AWWA Luncheon Presentation, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Philadelphia Marriott. Eleanor Allen, P.E., BCEE, Chief Executive Officer, Water For People will be speaking on The Dynamic Career Journey of a Global Water Engineer (From Non-Profit to For-Profit and Back Again). Click here to register.

Back to Top