The AEA spring conference (“snowed” out in March) will be held April 25-26 at Caesar’s, Atlantic City. One of the best things about this event is the exhibit area, where attendees can get advice and information, and exhibiting businesses can make connections with decision-makers. This year’s exhibitors include: All Covered, BCM Engineers*, EMEX, Mott MacDonald, Maser Consulting, NJM Insurance Company, NJ’s Clean Energy Program/(Honeywell), PSI Process & Equipment/Div., Pumping Services Inc., Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc., and Solid Waste Association of North America. Executive directors and other eligible attendees who participate in the “Attendee Connection” program will be included in a drawing for a special door prize.
AEA is welcoming Pulitzer Prize winner Dan Fagin, Prof. Fagin wrote Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, which tells the story of drinking water contamination in that Ocean County town. He will discuss the story, its aftermath, and environmental journalism. Other speakers will discuss preparing the next generation of managers, and attendees will hear about a wastewater resource recovery project at Rahway Valley SA. The DEP will be on hand to discuss emerging contaminants, and Monroe Township utility department representatives will discuss a basin transfer project. Redevelopment, connection fee reform, and the work of the AEA NJPDES Committee will be the subject of presentations Wednesday morning. The agenda closes with presentations on energy and the recycling market.
AEA will hold its annual awards luncheon Wednesday, 4/26. This year we will be honoring Toms River MUA, Somerset Valley Regional SA, Hamilton Township MUA, Cape May County MUA, Passaic Valley SC, and Atlantic County UA. New this year: a recognition ceremony for the men and women who have completed the Environmental Professional Development Academy.
March registrations will be carried forward for the April dates. For more info, including about new registrations, visit our home page.
*Links indicate AEA member organizations.