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Volume 36, No. 2 -- February 2020

2020 Environmental Communications (EComm) Awards

Communicating with a diverse set of stakeholders, including the public at large, is a complex and challenging task. Marketing plans - and their subset communication plans - must be designed to address the objectives and strategies that determine how well a campaign will be able to reach a target audience. With this in mind, AAEES is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipal agencies alike to enter.

Completed entries for the EComm Awards Competition must be uploaded by March 1, 2020. You may submit the reservation form at any time, but it is advised that you do so early to ensure that you have sufficient time to review the instructions and test your secured drop box before the March 1st deadline.

Go to for additional information, including entry guidelines and profiles of previous award-winning projects.

2020 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to have your organization sign up for a listing in the 2020 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook. We are releasing the Guidebook in both digital and web formats to make the publication 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 distribute the Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook more widely than ever. 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.

Have your organization reserve its space by March 15, 2020. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email To download the reservation form, click here.

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

  1. Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification OR
    Click here for the simple one-page nomination form for Board Certification through Eminence
  2. Complete the form
  3. Click on the Submit This Nomination button on the form
  4. Your default email application will open
  5. Click on the Continue button
  6. Click Send

2019 Certification Audit

The 2019 Certification Audit will start in May 2020. We select 2% of the membership randomly for the audit. If you are selected for the audit, you will receive a package by email. Forty PDH's are required over a 2-year period to maintain your certification in good standing. Members in the Active and Life Active categories are also required to submit their documentation for review if they are selected. Those who were audited within the past 10 years are exempt from the current cycle. If you have any questions, please let Susannah Walz know at

2020 AAEES Awards Luncheon and Conference

The Academy's Awards Luncheon and Conference will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science and the Environmental Communications competitions will be announced. Details will be posted to as they become available.

Distinguished Engineers and Scientists to be Recognized

The Academy will recognize distinguished environmental engineers, environmental scientists, and other environmental professionals at our Awards Luncheon to be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Thursday, April 23, 2020:

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

2020-21 ABET Commentary

The AAEES Education Committee has posted the 2020-21 Edition of the Commentary of the ABET Program Criteria for the Accreditation of Environmental Engineering Programs. The purpose of this document is to assist AAEES/ABET program evaluators in applying the Environmental Engineering program criteria and to assist Environmental Engineering program administrators in preparing for ABET visits. To access this document, go to

Update Your Account Information

Have you changed jobs or moved recently? Please go to our website and update your information, or contact Susannah at

Annual Certification Renewal for 2020

If you have not renewed for 2020, please do so today because your certification has lapsed. You can renew online, email, fax or over the phone.

2020 AAEES Kappe Lecturer

The 2020 Kappe Lecturer is Daniel B. Oerther, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, BCES, John A. and Susan Mathes Professor of Environmental Health Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology. He will be visiting university campuses during the 2020 fall semester. The objective of the Kappe Lecture Series is to share the knowledge of today's practitioners with tomorrow's engineers and scientists.

For abstracts of the lectures he has prepared and for additional information, go to The lecture reservation deadline is March 13, 2020. Schools will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Submit your requests as soon as possible to schedule a lecture presentation.

AAEES Career Center

The interactive job board is free to members who are seeking employment. The site provides employers and recruiters with highly-qualified environmental engineering and science job candidates. Employers may post available positions directly to the Career Center for a fee of $495/position for a 30-day listing. Payment is made online by credit card. Internship postings are free! For more information, go to

Committee Openings

The following committee has an opening on their roster. Please contact Sammi at if you are interested in filling this important position.

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, and copy 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 23, 2020, AAEES Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Additional details forthcoming.

May 11, 2020, AAEES's 11th 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

May 12, 2020, AAEES's Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit

October 8, 2020, 2020 CNY Environmental Symposium, Cazenovia, New York. Details will be posted as they become available.

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