AAEES Now Accepting Entries for Two Prestigious Awards Competitions

E3S Call for Entries

Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science (E3S)

Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science (E3S) Awards Competition is the Gold Standard for identifying state-of-the-art projects in environmental engineering and science. Its criteria define what it takes to be the best in environmental engineering and science practices: a holistic environmental perspective, innovation, proven performance and customer satisfaction, and contribution to an improved quality of life and economic efficiency.

Entries are accepted in the following categories:

  • Design
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Industrial Waste Practice
  • Operations/Management
  • Planning
  • Research
  • Small Firms
  • Small Projects
  • University Research

Entering is easy and the submission process is done entirely online! It starts with simply downloading, completing, and emailing the 2018 E3S Reservation Form to Sammi Olmo. The reservation form acts as an intent to enter the competition. You will then be assigned a personal and secured drop box for electronically submitting your project. Completed entries for the E3S Competition must be uploaded by February 1. You may submit the reservation form at any time, but it is advised that you submit your reservation form no later than January 25 to review instructions for and test your secured drop box.

Entry guidelines and submission forms can be found at http://www.aaees.org/e3scompetition/ along with profiles of previous winning projects.


E3S Call for Entries

Environmental Communications (EComm)

Deadline: March 1, 2018

The Environmental Communications Awards Competition recognizes the efforts of organizations in communicating complex and challenging issues to environmental conservation groups, town councils, state and national legislative bodies, private sector companies, and the general public by highlighting the value and importance of their projects and their economic and public health benefits.

The judging criteria for the Environmental Communications Awards includes:

  • Innovative approach to messaging or branding
  • Future value to the water engineering profession
  • Creativity and clarity in portraying and communicating the messages
  • Effectiveness in delivery and achieving desired outcome
  • Integrated Design Approach - Narrative and visual elements work together to achieve the communication objectives.

Entering is easy and the submission process is done entirely online! It starts with simply downloading, completing, and emailing the 2018 EComm Reservation Form to Sammi Olmo. The reservation form acts as an intent to enter the competition. You will then be assigned a personal and secured drop box for electronically submitting your project. Completed entries for the EComm Competition must be uploaded by March 1. You may submit the reservation form at any time, but it is advised that you submit your reservation form no later than February 22 to review instructions for and test your secured drop box.

Entry guidelines and submission forms can be found at http://www.aaees.org/ecommcompetition/ along with profiles of previous winning projects.


Winners of both competitions qualify to compete for the IWA Project Innovation Awards (PIA). For more information, please visit http://www.iwa-network.org/iwa-project-innovation-awards/.

E3S award winners are also offered the opportunity to participate in our AAEES Webinar Series.

Award winners are invited to accept their trophies during the 2018 AAEES Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference, which will be held on April 19, 2018, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Enter now and get the recognition you deserve!


AAEES Presents the 2018 Kappe Lecture Series

Kappe Lecturer

Mark J. Rood, Ph.D., BCEEM, FAEESP, FAWMA
Ivan Racheff Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign

The 2018 Kappe Lecturer is Mark J. Rood, Ph.D., BCEEM, FAEESP, FAWMA, Ivan Racheff Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He will be visiting university campuses during the 2018 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. Rood has prepared two lectures, Gas Separation with Activated Carbon Fiber Cloth for Reuse or More Effective Disposal of Organic Compounds and Optical Remote Sensing of Particulate Matter to Quantify Plume Opacity and Mass Emission Factors. Abstracts of both lectures are online at http://www.aaees.org/kappelectureseries/kappelecturer.php. He is prepared to present one or both in settings of each university's choosing. He will also be available for informal meetings with faculty, students, and area professionals.

More information about Dr. Rood can be found online at http://aqes.cee.illinois.edu/.

To take advantage of this opportunity, please complete the reservation form at this link and return it to Academy Headquarters. The registration deadline is February 1, 2018. Please indicate on the form the date or dates when you would like him to appear. We will do everything possible to accommodate your first priority date. Universities are encouraged to have other area schools participate in the lectures; the number of schools served is one of several selection criteria.

If you have any questions, please feel contact Sammi Olmo at 410-266-3311 or
e-mail at jsolmo@aaees.org.

Kappe Lecture 2018 Reservation Form
Kappe Lecture 2018 Brochure
Kappe Lecture Online

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