Volume 39, No. 1 -- January 2023


A letter from our AAEES President

Executive Director Selection

Dan Oerther

There is exciting news from the January Board of Trustees meeting: The Board has selected Professor Daniel B. Oerther, PhD, PE, BCEE, BCES as the new Executive Director for the Academy! You know that Dan is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director (ED). This move will make him the official ED for a three-year term. Dan’s distinguished record of service to the Academy, combined with his performance as Interim ED, convinced the Board that he will do a standout job in this position.  

Dan is both a BCEE and BCES; the first individual to be recognized both as an engineer and a scientist. He joined the Academy in 2005 and has served on the Board of Trustees, as the Academy’s Treasurer, and as its President. He has received the Academy's Stanley E. Kappe Award for service, the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Education Award, and the Frederick G. Pohland Medal for sustained and outstanding efforts bridging research, education, and practice. His work in humanitarian engineering has been recognized with a Superior Achievement and two Honor Awards in the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Competition. In 2020, Dan served as the AAEES Kappe Lecturer visiting universities remotely via Zoom during the early stages of the COVID pandemic. 

Dan holds an earned baccalaureate degree in environmental engineering as well as a second baccalaureate degree in biology, both from Northwestern University. His master’s and doctorate degrees are in environmental engineering, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He served as senior science advisor to three U.S. Secretaries of State between 2014 and 2019.  

Dan will serve as ED on a part-time basis, while continuing full-time on the faculty at the Missouri University of Science & Technology. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in diverse areas ranging from applications of biotechnology in wastewater treatment and source tracking to applying lessons from the nursing field to environmental education and policy.  

Please join us in welcoming Professor Daniel Oerther as the Executive Director of our Academy!

Interactive Who’s Who

The Academy’s website has an improved and expanded feature for members: the Interactive Who’s Who. Look for the link just below the welcome message after you log in. With this tool you can search for members by name, specialization, organization, and location. You can use this feature to find Board-Certified individuals within a specialty for possible engagement on projects. You can find out who else in your organization is a member, and see their biographical information. You can get contact information for colleagues in the Academy. Universities can find local Board-Certified members in order to engage them with their program as mentors or external advisory board members. The feature is intuitive to use by selecting one or more text fields to search for. Once you find a member you can then click on them for more detailed profile including contact information. And, if you search for yourself, you will be able to edit your profile including adding a headshot photo for your colleagues to know you by. Enjoy this new feature that will help our members connect with each other. 

It's Time to Renew Your Board Certification!

It's that time of year for Board Certified Environmental Engineers, Board Certified Environmental Engineering Members, and Board Certified Environmental Scientists to renew specialty certifications. Emails with an attached invoice were sent on November 2nd.  If you can't find your email, don't worry; you can renew online here:   Click here to complete your specialty certification renewal online.  

Email Susannah with any questions you may have: swalz at aaees.org

2023 Virtual AAEES Awards Conference

Superior Achievement award

The AAEES Awards Event has been scheduled for Thursday, April 13, 2023. Additional details coming soon.

Distinguished Environmental Engineers and Scientists to be Recognized

The Academy is proud to recognize the following distinguished environmental engineers, scientists, and professionals at our 2023 Virtual AAEES Awards Luncheon.

Edward J. Cleary Award
Rao Y. Surampalli, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Hon.D.WRE, F.WEF, F.AAAS, Dist.F.IWA, Dist.M.ASCE, NAC
Global Institute of Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Gordon Maskew Fair Award
Morton A. Barlaz, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, F. AAAS, F AEESP, F. ASCE
North Carolina State University

Honorary Member
Janet G. Hering, Ph.D. 
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (EAWAG)

International Honorary Member
Professor Jiangyong Hu, Ph.D., BCEEM
National University of Singapore

Science Award
Professor Gregory V. Lowry, Ph.D., BCEEM
Carnegie Mellon University 

Stanley E. Kappe Award
David A. Chin, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
University of Miami

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The 2023 AAEES Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science (E3S) Awards Competition

Have you submitted your project reservation yet? It only takes a couple of minutes!

Be recognized for your leading-edge projects in The 2023 AAEES Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science (E3S) Awards Competition.

The deadline to submit a reservation is Feb. 1, 2023. 

Click here for more details: https://www.aaees.org/e3scompetition

Upcoming AAEES Webinars

 January 2023

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
The New Era of Climate Change: Turn Risk into Opportunity

 February 2023

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Potable Reuse in California: Past, Present and Future

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
AAEES's First PechaKucha 

 March 2023

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Complying with the New EPA Multi-Sector General Industrial 
Stormwater Permit: A Range of Cost Alternatives

 April 2023

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Mining and Climate Change  


Webinar LibraryPast AAEES Webinars

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In Memoriam

G Fred LeeG. Fred Lee, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE, one of a pioneering group of leaders in the development of modern water chemistry, died October 15, 2022 at the age of 89. A native of Delano, California, Lee received a B.S. (environmental health science) from San Jose State University, an M.S. (public health) from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), and Ph.D. (environmental engineering and science) from Harvard University (1960). His Ph.D. work on the kinetics of chlorination of phenol, under advisor, J. Carroll Morris, was a landmark paper in the early days of water chemistry, and his postdoc work with Werner Stumm on the kinetics of autoxidation of FeII has long been a seminal and highly cited water chemistry paper. Lee’s career was divided between graduate-level education and environmental consulting. In the former capacity, he developed the Water Chemistry Program at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in the early 1960s. The program was an early example of the now common interdisciplinary character of many graduate education programs. It stressed the idea that effective research on water systems required expertise in both fundamental chemistry and knowledge across the broad range of its “overlapping academic neighbors” in the environmentally-related sciences.

Lee himself mentored approximately 90 M.S. and Ph.D. students during his 30-year academic career at a number of major U.S. universities. Always interested in applying his knowledge to solving practical problems, Lee retired from his academic career in 1989 to devote full-time to environmental consulting. Along with his wife, Anne Jones Lee, he established G. Fred Lee & Associates, which focused on domestic water supply water quality, management of surface and groundwater quality, including stormwater runoff, contaminated sediments, and land surface activities that impact groundwater. For many years they authored and distributed an email-based Stormwater Runoff Water Quality Newsletter. G. Fred Lee was a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES and served for many years on the examination board for AAEES professional engineer certification. We remember him fondly as our graduate advisor, whose work ethic and drive served us well in our own careers.

Ignacio Rodriguez IturbeDr. Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe, a prominent hydrologist (and father of modern eco-hydrology) passed away on September 28, 2022. He had recently retired as a professor from Texas A&M University in College Station. Prior to teaching at Texas A&M, Dr. Rodriguez-Iturbe was a distinguished professor and leading researcher at Princeton University. 

Dr. Rodríguez-Iturbe obtained his civil engineering degree from the University of Zulia in Venezuela. He later earned his Master of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Colorado State University, where the renowned professor Vujica Yevjevich was his advisor. It was at CSU where his true passion for ecology blossomed and during his time there, he discovered its relationship and dynamics to water sciences. 

“Ignacio had a curiosity that was limitless, a passion that was immeasurable, and a wisdom that was extraordinary. The world (and I mean the planet, literally) is a better place for having had him among us, and he will be sorely missed” 

Those fortunate enough to have known Ignacio learned much from his wisdom and benefited greatly from his immense knowledge. 

Memorial contributions remembering environmental professionals may be made to the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation scholarship funds. For details, see https://www.eesfoundation.org

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New AAEES Career Center Launched

The new AAEES Career Center is now available at https://aaees.mcjobboard.net.

Job Seekers may post resumes, apply for jobs, and have access to useful tools such as alerts, keyword search, and resume bank exposure.  

Employers may post opportunities for internships, contract positions, part-time positions, and full-time positions.  You will receive renewal notifications if your job is about to expire and access a resume bank of potential candidates.

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If you have a log in for AAEES.org, then you already have access to the new AAEES Career Center.   Just go to https://aaees.mcjobboard.net and log in using the same credentials that you use for AAEES.org.  If you do not have an account, click on "Create an Account" under Quick Links and use those credentials to log in to https://aaees.mcjobboard.net.


Job Seekers may post their resumes for free.  This is open to members, non-members, and students.

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New Jobs Posted at the AAEES Career Center

Click on the job titles posted to apply.

FEATURED Senior Water Resources Engineer
Cornerstone Engineering, LLC - Clinton, MS
Posted: Nov 2, 2022
Salary: $110,000.00 - $130,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Jan 13, 2023
  Air Quality and Data Policy Engineer
Colorado Oil & Gas Association - Denver, CO
Posted: Jan 8, 2023
Salary: $100,000.00 - $120,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Mar 3, 2023
Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science
University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK
Posted: Jan 4, 2023
Salary: $75,000.00 - $100,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2023
  Environmental Engineer/Environmental Specialist (Remediation)
WEC Energy Group - Milwaukee, WI
Posted: Dec 28, 2022
Salary: null Annually
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2023
Engineer III- Stormwater
City of Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs, CO
Posted: Dec 28, 2022
Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2023

New Member Benefit – PDH Online

PDH Online

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists has renewed our partnership with PDH Online to provide its members with professional development hour courses. All AAEES members receive a 30% discount off any of PDHonline's 3,000+ courses, including live webinars. AAEES will receive a 20% royalty for each course taken by AAEES members using the AAEES membership code AAEES30. Members can search courses and sign up at www.PDHonline.com.

PDH Online is one of the leading online course providers and is an approved continuing education sponsor by many state licensing boards for professional engineers. Over 100 of their courses have been developed by BCEEs. AAEES has designated PDH Online as the Preferred PDH Provider to help AAEES members complete all their bi-annual PDH requirements.

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We always love to hear what our members have been up to! Send us your recent articles, news, project photos, etc. We would be happy to share with the rest of the environmental engineering and science community via social media. Send an email to Marisa Waterman at MWaterman at aaees.org.

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation is currently initiating Campaign 2023 for funding the EESF Scholarships for 2023 and 2024.  Because of its importance, every member of the EESF Board has contributed to the scholarship program.  Your participation would also be deeply appreciated.  To contribute specifically to this scholarship program, please click the link below.

Go to The Scholarship Page to contribute today!

All donations are tax-deductible contributions to the Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation, a closely-related charitable foundation.  Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 52-2156183.

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AAEES Patrons

Patrons of the Academy are organizations that are distinguished by providing financial support to the Academy's programs in addition to their engagement in specialty certification of their Engineers and Scientists. They are dedicated to a collaborative effort with the Academy in pursuit of Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science. For more information, go to https://www.aaees.org/patronsprogram.

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