Volume 33, No. 3 -- March 2017

2017 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 D.C., on Thursday, April 13, 2017. The winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Communications will be announced.

Distinguished Engineers to be Recognized

The Academy will recognize distinguished environmental engineers and professionals at its Awards Luncheon to be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 13, 2017:

  • Gordon Maskew Fair Award: Stephen J. Hickox, P.E., BCEE
  • Edward J. Cleary Award: Sudhir Murthy, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award: Merlyn L. Hough, P.E., BCEE
  • Honorary Member Award: George Hawkins
  • International Honorary Member Award: Eran Friedler, DSc., and Marcos von Sperling, Ph.D.
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering Education Award: James Mihelcic, Ph.D., BCEEM
  • Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award: Qian Zhang, Ph.D.
  • EESF/AEESP Student Video Competition: University of South Florida

The AAEES Keynote Speaker for the Awards Luncheon is Dr. Kevin Teichman, Senior Science Advisor in the Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Click here to register.

2017 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2017 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, 2017. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. Click here to download the reservation form.

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.

2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. Opportunities are found in the newly redesigned Catalog of Awards. There are many awards in Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Chemistry, including:

  • Mauritius: Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Australia: Fulbright Senior Scholar in Resources and Energy (Curtin University)
  • Canada: Research Chairs in Environment
  • United Arab Emirates: All Disciplines (Teaching or Teaching/Research)
  • India: Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Awards (All Disciplines)
  • Georgia: Science, Technology and Engineering
  • Colombia: Fulbright-Universidad Nacional de Colombia Distinguished Chair in Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Application Guidelines: including sample project statements
Review Criteria: to inform the various components of your application

Eligibility Requirements: to review program policies
Outreach Events: a schedule of conferences, workshops, and webinars

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 1, 2017.

Click here for more information.

2017 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. More details forthcoming.

2017 Specialty Certification Renewals

If you have not renewed your certification for 2017, it is considered expired! Please contact Joyce Dowen if you have any questions or renew online at https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=AAEES.

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 13, 2017, AAEES E3S Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. For the completed agenda, full list of speakers, and to register online, go to http://bit.ly/2017AAEESAwards

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, 12:30 - 2:00 pm at the Philadelphia Marriott. Click here to register.

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