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Volume 36, No. 1 -- January 2020

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2020 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Competition and Awards

Give your best projects the broad exposure and global recognition they deserve. Begin preparing your entry, or entries, now. Deadline for submitting entries is February 1, 2020. Participants in the 2020 AAEES E3S will be able to submit completed entries online. Look for details at:

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1970 Clean Air Act, the E3S competition encourages the submission of Clean Air process (and its variants) projects in all categories. These projects will be judged within their submitted category and also in a new, one-time-only category, the "50th Anniversary of the 1970 Clean Air Act". Double your chances of winning! Please indicate if your project includes the Clean Air process (and its variants) on the Reservation Form.

Completed entries must be uploaded by February 1, 2020.

2020 Environmental Communications (EComm) Awards

Communicating with a diverse set of stakeholders, as well as the public at large, can be a complex and challenging task. Communication and marketing plans must be designed to address the objectives and strategies of a campaign's need 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.

For details, go to

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

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  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
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Annual Certification Renewal for 2020

Please remember to submit your 2020 Specialty Certification renewal. The due date has been extended to January 31, 2020. If you would like your information to be in the Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science, please submit your renewal by then.

2020 AAEES Kappe Lecturer

The 2020 Kappe Lecturer is AAEES Vice President 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.

Dr. Oerther has prepared two lectures: Transprofessional Environmental Wellness: GRoWES – Global Research on WaSH (water, sanitation and hygiene) to Eliminate childhood Stunting and Science Diplomacy: COAST – Caribbean Ocean and Aquaculture Sustainability faciliTy. He will also be available for informal meetings with faculty, students, and area professionals.

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 Appointments

2020 President James Patterson has finalized committee appointments for the Academy's next program year (January 1 to December 31). Appointment letters will be mailed to those newly appointed this year. The following is a list of those who will chair the Academy's committees:

If you are interested in volunteering for one of the open chair positions, please contact Sammi Olmo at

Second International Conference on Water and Waste Management

Based on the success of the First International Conference on Water and Waste Management held in Hyderabad, India in February 2019, the 2nd International Conference on Water and Waste Management in Hyderabad is currently being organized to take place on February 17-19, 2020. Please visit for the 2020 conference details. Three sightseeing tours at a discounted rate with a travel company are also planned. These are, visit to Taj Mahal and Rajasthan, Goa, and Kerala. Details will be progressively uploaded on Please contact, Dr. Prakasam Tata, Ph.D., BCES, QEP (Emeritus) for further details at +1 630-915-6318.

The Conference and Expo format is unique and will focus on water, wastewater, and solid waste issues facing both the urban and rural areas. This will also create a forum to bring together people from Indian administration, industry, commercial sector and academia to interact with International experts and vendors in water and waste management. The conference provides an opportunity to explore cost-effective technical solutions for water and waste management problems facing the Indian urban community and exchange knowledge and expertise. The conference will also feature competitions for the young Indian students in the technical arena to motivate them to enter the water and waste management sector.

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.

February 3-5, 2020, New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) 92nd Annual Winter Meeting at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, NYC. For more details, go to

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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