Volume 33, No. 9 -- September 2017

2017 AAEES Annual Board of Trustees Meeting & Technical Conference

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas, October 18-20, 2017. President Williams encourages the BOT to arrive early to attend the Welcome Dinner on Wednesday evening, October 18th and the Technical Conference – Protecting Our Precious Resource – Texas Water on Thursday, October 19th.

The BOT meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 20th. The President's Reception and Installation will be held the evening of Thursday, October 19th. Registration packages were emailed to all Board Members in August. If you have not already done so, please submit your registration forms to Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org by September 22, 2017.

New Award Announced for the Prestigious AAEES Awards:
The AAEES Science Award

AAEES is grateful for all of the award nominations that have been submitted for the 2018:

A new award has just been added, the AAEES Science Award.

This award was created to recognize outstanding environmental scientists or environmental engineers in the management of environmental science programs and projects.

The inaugural AAEES Science Award will be presented as part of the annual AAEES Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science (E3S) Awards Luncheon and Conference, which will be held on April 19, 2018, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Forms for submitting nominations are available at http://www.aaees.org/aaeesawards/criteria.php. Please submit your nominations to Sammi Olmo at JSOlmo@aaees.org.

The closing date to submit nominations for the AAEES Science Award is October 15, 2017.

2018 Committee Appointments

Reminder to Committee Chairs – President-Elect Hunter Nolen is anxious to receive your recommendations for new committee members and/or chairs to replace those whose terms expire in December 2017. The Academy is seeking volunteers who are interested in helping the Academy through its network of committees. Committee appointments are for three-year terms. Please email your recommendations and letters of interest to the attention of President-Elect Hunter Nolen either via email, at JSOlmo@aaees.org or via postal mail to Academy Headquarters * 147 Old Solomons Island Road * Suite 303 * Annapolis, MD 21401, at your earliest convenience. For a list of committees and committee members, click here.

2017 Frederick George Pohland Medal

Congratulations to Daniel B. Oerther who has been selected to receive the 2017 Frederick George Pohland Medal from AEESP, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientist (AAEES), and the Pohland family. This year, the AEESP Awards will be presented at the AAEES Board of Trustees Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on October 19th.

Call for Abstracts - NJWEA John J. Lagrosa 103rd Annual Conference

Be a part of the outstanding technical program and showcase your environmental contributions at NJWEA's Annual Conference by submitting an abstract for consideration to present in Atlantic City at the Association's 103rd Annual Conference. The NJWEA is soliciting abstracts on water quality topics of interest to our community. Abstracts are due by October 31, 2017. For additional information and submittal forms, go to: https://www.njwea.org/call-abstracts-njwea-john-j-lagrosa-103rd-conference.

2017 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 are invited to submit their projects online via the IWA PIA website: http://www.iwa-network.org/iwa-project-innovation-awards/. More details forthcoming.

2018 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Competition and Awards

Give your best projects the broad exposure and global recognition they deserve. Begin planning your entry now. Deadline for entries is February 1, 2018. Participants in the 2018 AAEES E3S will be able to submit completed entries online. Look for details at www.aaees.org.

Electronic Certification Applications Available Year 'round

Who encouraged you to obtain your Certification? Won't you encourage qualified colleagues and associates to submit their applications for specialty certification? The Academy's online application forms make it easy to initiate the process. Don't wait for the last minute to help an associate receive the recognition and prestige that comes with becoming a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member (non-PE), or Board Certified Environmental Scientist. Certification information and applications are available online at www.aaees.org under Membership. When encouraging applicants, be sure to send them the link to the Academy's Value of Board Certification Video below! Just copy and paste this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Of8-NsLjU into your message.

AAEES on Social Media

Reap the little-known advantages of social media. It's not too late to start. Try visiting, following, subscribing to, and recommending the Academy on all of its newly updated social media networks. Contribute a valuable discussion to the 1900+ subscribers on LinkedIn, join the conversation on Twitter, check out your Academy's exciting events on Facebook, view the most up to date photos on Flickr, and much more! Give it a whirl! You can access all of the Academy's social media networks through the new shortcuts on the AAEES homepage: http://www.aaees.org.


Thirty-eight BCEE/BCEEM/BCESs, chosen at random, have received notices for the 2016 audit. Each person audited is being asked to supply the Recertification Committee with documentation substantiating at least 40 Professional Development Hours. If you work full-time, you automatically receive 24 PDHs which means you only have to report 16 more to reach the required minimum. This can be done by attending seminars, classes, symposiums, exhibits, performing presentations, etc. The PDHs are acquired by continuing professional development activities during calendar years January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016. Please remember the audit packages and supporting documentation were due September 1, 2017.

Membership Corner

Did you know you can always renew online anytime at The AAEES Center at: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES.

If you need assistance please contact Joyce Dowen at Academy Headquarters at 410-266-3311 or JDowen@aaees.org.

Annual Certification Renewal

Renewal notices for the 2018 Specialty Certifications were emailed earlier this week. Please log in to the AAEES Center at https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=AAEES and click on the Renew Now! button to complete your renewal by December 31, 2017. While logged in, please review and update your data under My Information. It is important to get corrections on your Member Data to the Academy to ensure those changes are printed in the 2018 edition of Who's Who in Environmental Engineering and Science. If you need assistance, please contact Joyce Dowen at JDowen@aaees.org.

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, 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.

September 25-27, 2017 – ISWA World Congress 2017: WASTECON. This is two exciting international events in one location, September 25–27, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland. Please join us! WASTECON® is the premier industry-focused conference that brings you the latest in industry news, education, advancements and products to help you achieve success in your business. AAEES is exhibiting, so please come see us at booth #109. And we are always looking for volunteers to man our booth, if you have the time. Email Sammi Olmo if you may be interested in volunteering. Remember, working in the Academy's booth can earn you professional development credits to apply towards your certification renewal. Make sure you don't miss this premier solid waste event! Please visit: ISWA2017.org for registration, schedule, and speaker information.

September 27, 2017 - FREE AAEES Live Webinar: The Evolution of STAR from Laboratory Concept to Full-Scale In Situ Implementation. 12 noon EST. Click here to register.

October 2, 2017 - AAEES Breakfast at WEFTEC. All are invited! This year's breakfast is at 7:00 am at the McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Krishna Pagilla P.E., BCEE, Professor and Environmental Engineering Program Director at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Pagilla is an expert and internationally-known leader in the fields of water quality, water resource recovery, water reuse, and environmental biotechnology. Details of his speech to follow. Earn one Academy PDH for attending. Click here to register.

September 30-October 4, 2017 - WEFTEC. AAEES will be exhibiting again at Booth 6534 and volunteers for booth duty are welcome. Click here to sign up as an official Academy booth spokesperson or email Sammi at JSOlmo@aaees.org. Not only will you get a chance to promote the Academy, but you will also find yourself making connections that are made possible only through your participation in the booth. Being there adds to your WEFTEC experience. We look forward to your joining the AAEES WEFTEC team!

October 11, 2017 - FREE AAEES Live Webinar: Novel and Advanced Hybrid Oxidation and Enzymatic Technologies for Trace Environmental Contaminants. 12 noon EST. Click here to register.

October 12, 2017 - AAEES Annual West Coast Event. This year's topic is After Decades of Indirect Potable Reuse (IPR); Are We Ready for Next Step, Direct Potable Reuse (DPR). To see the speaker lineup and to register today, go to http://bit.ly/2017WestCoastEvent.

October 12, 2017 - Environmental Symposium: Emerging Issues and Challenges, Hampton Inn & Suites, Cazenovia, New York. There will be six one-hour speeches. It will be a one day environmental symposium with a balance between environmental science and engineering issues with focus on emerging issues. Register online now at http://bit.ly/AAEES2017NYConference.

October 17, 2017 - FREE AAEES Live Webinar: Physics-Based Management Optimization (PBMO™) Technology Presentation. 12 noon EST. Click here to register.

October 19, 2017 - AAEES Technical Conference: Protecting Our Precious Resource – Texas Water, San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas. The American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) will be hosting a one-day technical conference in San Antonio, Texas in conjunction with the Academy's Board of Trustees Meeting the following day. The selected speakers represent the "Best of the Best" professionals. Register online now at http://bit.ly/2017TXConference.

November 14, 2017 - FREE AAEES Live Webinar: Innovative Approach for Implementing Performance – Based Remediation at Fort Ord, Presentation. 12 noon EST. Click here to register.

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