Highpoints

Volume 34, No. 2 -- February 2018

2018 Environmental Communications Awards

We all know how important communicating complex and challenging issues to stakeholders and partners can be. Effectively communicating with the public at large and other constituents is equally as important. 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 upload your entry is March 1, 2018. The winner will also qualify to enter the IWA's International competition in the North American section. For entry forms and guidelines, go to http://www.aaees.org/ecommcompetition/.

Nominations Open AEESP/AAEES/EESF Awards

The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation are now seeking nominations for the following awards:

William Brewster Snow Award

This award is given annually to recognize an environmental engineering graduate student who has made significant accomplishments in an employment or academic engineering project. For additional information and to submit your nomination for this award, go to http://www.aeesp.org/awards/william-brewster-snow.

W. Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Research Award

This award is given annually to recognize an environmental engineering or environmental science graduate student whose research contributes to the knowledge pool of wastewater management. For additional information and to submit your nomination for this award, go to http://www.aeesp.org/awards/eckenfelder-graduate-research.

Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award

This award is given annually to recognize a student whose research contributes to the knowledge pool of in the area of Computational Hydraulics & Hydrology. For additional information and to submit your nomination for this award, go to https://aeesp.org/innovyze-excellence-computational-hydraulicshydrology-award.

The Frederick George Pohland Medal

This award honors an individual who has made sustained and outstanding efforts to bridge environmental engineering research, education, and practice. Only members of AEESP and/or the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) are eligible to receive this award. For additional information and to submit your nomination for this award, go to https://aeesp.org/awards/frederick-george-pohland-medal.

Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Education Award

The E4S Award will be granted to an educator who has made a significant contribution to the profession in the area of educating practitioners. For additional information and to submit your nomination for this award, go to https://aeesp.org/awards/e4.

Nominations for each award are open until March 15, 2018.

2018 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 2017 and 2018 E3S award winners will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website http://www.iwa-network.org/iwa-project-innovation-awards/. More details forthcoming.

2018 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2018 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook. We are releasing the Guidebook in both electronic and print format to make this year's edition easier to use and easier to distribute to individuals and organizations looking to connect with environmental specialists. We are expanding the content that each listing receives - enabling web links in the e-version and providing more room to post information on your specialties in both versions. We expect to print and distribute the new publication more widely than we have in the past, with a special focus on outreach at the trade events and conferences we attend during the year. We are also planning an expanded role for the Guidebook in making federal, state, and local agencies aware of the capabilities of our members in helping deal with current environmental engineering needs.

Ask your organization to reserve its space by March 31, 2018. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. Click here to download the 2018 Reservation Form.

It's Simple - Refer a Friend to Apply for Board Certification

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2017 Certification Audit Underway

Each person audited is being asked to provide 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, 2015 through December 31, 2016 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.

2018 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference

Register Today

The Academy's Awards Luncheon and Conference will be held at the National Press Club in Washington DC on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Communications will be announced.

Distinguished Engineers and Scientists to be Recognized

The Academy will recognize distinguished environmental engineers, environmental scientists, and professionals at its Awards Luncheon to be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Thursday, April 19, 2018:

  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award: Debra R. Reinhart, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
  • Edward J. Cleary Award: Karen L. Pallansch, P.E., BCEE
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award: Daniel B. Oerther, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
  • Science Award: Joel G. Burken, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
  • Honorary Member Award: Rita Rossi Colwell, Ph.D.
  • International Honorary Member Award: Steve Burnage, CEng CEnv
  • Brewster Snow Award: TBD
  • Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Student Research Award: TBD
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award: TBD
  • Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award: TBD

The AAEES Keynote Speaker for the Awards Luncheon will be announced very soon.

Annual Certification Renewal for 2018

Your 2018 Specialty Certification expired on December 31, 2017. You can renew online at: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=AAEES.

If you are a Life member, you still have to renew even though you do not pay a fee.

Committee Openings

The following committees have openings on their rosters. Please contact Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org if you are interested in filling one of these important positions.

  • Re-Certification Committee – Chair plus one member
  • Radiation Protection Committee – Chair plus one member
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Committee – Chair
  • International Relations Committee -- Chair

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 Workshops and Seminars Chair Sharon Yin at syin@ocsd.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.

April 7 & 8 2018, USA Science Festival, Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. AAEES will have a booth again this year and we are looking for booth volunteers. Admission is free. For more details go to http://www.usasciencefestival.org.

April 19, 2018, AAEES Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Register here, http://bit.ly/2018AAEESAwards.

April 20, 2018, AAEES Board of Trustees Meeting, Arlington, Virginia. Click here to register.

May 7, 2018, AAEES's 10th Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org.

May 8, 2018, AAEES's 9th 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 11 - 14, 2018, AWWA ACE18 Conference: Las Vegas, Nevada. For details, go to http://www.awwa.org.

June 25 - 28, 2018, AWMA's 111th Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), Hartford, Connecticut. For details, go to https://www.awma.org/.

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