Volume 34, No. 1 -- January 2018

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2018 Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science

It's time to turn in entries for the E3S Competition for 2018. The deadline for uploading entries is February 1, 2018. The submission process is entirely electronic, allowing you to submit your completed entry directly online. Judging is also conducted electronically with an unlimited geographic representation of judges. Entering the E3S Competition is a prerequisite for entering the North American category of the IWA PIA Awards.

For entry forms and guidelines, go to http://www.aaees.org/e3scompetition/.

2018 Environmental Communications Awards

We all know how important communicating complex and challenging issues to stakeholders and partners can be. Effectively communicating with the public at large and other constituents is equally as important. With this in mind, AAEES is inviting you to enter this important competition. In cooperation with the International Water Association and the PIA Awards, the Academy is proud to offer this area of competition and invites consulting firms and municipalities alike to enter. The deadline to upload your entry is March 1, 2018. The winner will also qualify to enter the IWA's International competition in the North American section.

For entry forms and guidelines, go to http://www.aaees.org/ecommcompetition/.

2018 IWA Project Innovation Awards

The IWA Project Innovation Awards (PIA) aims to highlight innovative water and wastewater engineering projects around the world, thus bringing recognition to these projects as models of engineering excellence and spreading the knowledge of water and wastewater science and management. The awards span six categories: Applied Research, Planning, Design, Small Projects, Operations/Management, and Marketing and Communication. All 2017 and 2018 E3S award winners will be invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website http://www.iwa-network.org/iwa-project-innovation-awards/. More details forthcoming.

2017 Certification Audit Underway

Each person audited is being asked to provide the Recertification Committee with documentation substantiating at least 40 Professional Development Hours. The PDHs are acquired by continuing professional development activities during calendar years January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2016, to ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements for Active and Life Active specialty certification. Those who were audited within the past 10 years are exempt from the current cycle. If you have any questions, please let Joyce Dowen know at JDowen@aaees.org.

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Annual Certification Renewal for 2018

Your 2017 Specialty Certification expired on December 31, 2017. You have until January 31, 2018, to renew without a penalty. You can renew online at:


If you are a Life member, you still have to renew even though you do not pay a fee. If using a blank renewal form to renew, please remember to put your name on it.

2018 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook - Sign Up for Your Listing

The Academy invites you to sign up for a listing in the 2018 Environmental Engineering and Science Resource Guidebook. We are releasing the Guidebook in both electronic and print format to make this year's edition 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 print and distribute the new publication more widely than we have in the past, with a special focus on outreach at the trade events and conferences we attend during the year. 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.

Ask your organization to reserve its space by March 31, 2018. It's great exposure for a low cost. For details, email JSOlmo@aaees.org. Click here to download the 2018 Reservation Form.

2018 AAEES Kappe Lecturer

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.

For abstracts of the lectures he has prepared and for additional information, go to http://www.aaees.org/kappelectureseries/. The reservation deadline is February 1, 2018. Schools will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis, so submit your requests as soon as possible.

AAEES Career Center

The interactive job board is free to individuals who are seeking employment. The site provides employers and recruiters with highly qualified environmental engineering 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 http://careers.aaees.org.

Committee Appointments

2018 President Hunter Nolen has finalized committee appointments for the Academy's next program year (January 1 to December 31) and appointment letters will be mailed to those newly appointed this year. Following is a list of those who will chair the Academy's committees:

  • Audit Committee - Joseph J. Delfino
  • Awards Committee - Robert C. Williams
  • AAEESP/AAEES Joint Awards Committee - John Tobiason
  • Bylaws, Policies & Procedures Committee - Robert C. Williams
  • Admissions Committee - Sandra L. Tripp
  • Certification by Eminence Committee - Cecil Lue-Hing
  • Membership, Development & Outreach Committee - Hunter Nolen
  • Re-Certification Committee - Lisa Woodward
  • Development & Upgrading of Examinations - Robert H. Gilbertsen
  • Air Resources and Pollution Control Committee - Mark P. Cal
  • Environmental Chemistry Committee - Farhana Mohamed
  • Environmental Life Sciences Committee - Mary F. DeFlaun
  • Environmental Sustainability Committee - Brent M. Jones
  • General Environmental Engineering Committee - Findlay Edwards
  • Hazardous Waste Management & Site Remediation Committee - James D. Fitzgerald
  • Industrial Hygiene Committee - Frederick W. Boelter
  • Radiation Protection Committee - Vacant
  • Solid Waste Management Committee - Robert B. Gardner
  • Surface and Groundwater Resources Committee - Steven S. Turner
  • Water Supply and Wastewater Committee - Jeffrey H. Greenfield
  • Engineering Education Committee - David A. Chin
  • Excellence in Environmental Engineering Committee - David M. Gaddis
  • Finance Committee - Daniel B. Oerther
  • K-12 Committee - Richard J. Pope
  • Nominating Committee - Robert C. Williams
  • Planning Committee - Kristin Morico
  • Publications Committee - C. Herb Ward
  • Seminars and Workshop Committee - Shuang (Sharon) Yin
  • Students & Young Professionals - David Vaccari

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 at syin@ocsd.com and copy JSOlmo@aaees.org. 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 7, 2018, at 7:00 am ET, AAEES Breakfast at New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) 90th Annual Winter Meeting at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, NYC. For more details go to http://nywea.org/

April 19, 2018, AAEES Awards Luncheon and Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Additional details forthcoming.

May 7, 2018, AAEES's 10th Annual Breakfast at NJWEA's Conference. For registration or exhibitor information, visit http://www.njwea.org

May 8, 2018, AAEES's 9th 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 http://www.njwea.org

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