January 27, 2021
AAEES WEBINAR: Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources: An Example from Texas
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm CST, 1:00 pm EST
Dr. Jay Banner
Texas comprises the eastern portion of the Southwest region, where the convergence of climatological and geopolitical forces has the potential to put extreme stress on water resources. Geologic records indicate that Texas experienced large changes in moisture sources and amounts on millennial time scales in the past, and over the last thousand years, tree-ring records indicate that there were significant periods of drought in Texas. These droughts were of longer duration than the 1950s “drought of record” that is commonly used in planning, and they occurred independently of human-induced global climate change.
Climate model simulations for the 21st century consistently project that Texas will likely become significantly warmer and drier, yet the magnitude, timing, and regional distribution of these changes are uncertain. A projected doubling of the state’s population by mid-century will drive increased demand for water, which along with extended droughts will create synergistic challenges to the resilience of the state’s water resources. Science, engineering, economics, social equity, and education are essential elements needed for the state’s planning for the projected changes.
About the Author
Dr. Jay Banner is the F.M. Bullard Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas Austin, the Director of UT's Environmental Science Institute, one of the authors of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, a nominee for the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize, as well as the first Scientist ever to be certified by AAEES.
This will be an interactive session with "live chat" capability. The session is open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Our objective is to offer special insights on leading edge solutions for graduate and undergraduate students as well as early to mid-career environmental professionals who are considering specialty certification.
Academy members can earn PDH credits for attending this session.
We hope you can join us!
May 17, 2021
NJWEA/AAEES Workshop on Resilient Utility Management – Plan, Respond, Recover and Adapt
The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) is sponsoring a workshop at the New Jersey Water Environment Association’s (NJWEA) 106th annual conference. The workshop will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Monday, May 17, 2021, with a special breakfast session on Tuesday morning in honor of Wes Eckenfelder to close out the workshop.
This is a workshop that was originally planned to be offered at the 2020 NJWEA Conference, which was canceled due to the pandemic. While many of the original presenters have expressed their continued interest for 2021, we need additional speakers. The 2021 Conference is currently planned to be held in person. Of course, this event will be subject to the CDC and State safety guidelines in force at that time.
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.
For more information, go to https://www.njwea.org.
October 14, 2021
2021 CNY Environmental Symposium
The CNY Environmental Symposium will be returning to Cazenovia, NY, on October 14, 2021. Details to be posted as they become available.