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AEA Connects with Ridgewood Water

Posted on: March 27th, 2018 by eric

Taken from the Spring 2018 edition of our Authority View newsletter

In January, AEA met with Ridgewood Water and discussed many areas of shared interest. Pictured here are (from l) Christine Ballard, AEA board member; Jill Fasano, RW Senior Engineer; Dave Harpell, AEA president; Daniel Timmeny, RW business manager; Richard Calbi, Director of RW; and Michael Drulis of Morford Drulis Associates.

In January, a contingent from AEA met with Richard Calbi, Director of Operations for Ridgewood Water, and his staff. From AEA were Executive Committee members Dave Harpell (president) and Justin Flancebaum (vice president), Board Member Christine Ballard, Executive Director Peggy Gallos, and Dan Kelly of Kelly Engineering.

Calbi introduced AEA to the Ridgewood Water system and its history, and AEA provided an overview of its activities on behalf of public clean water and solid waste agencies.

Ridgewood Water gave an overview of the innovative monitoring system they recently installed. The PRS Monitoring Station is an essential tool for drinking water systems to aid in tracking, controlling, and improving the water quality received by customers through the distribution system. Ridgewood Water is utilizing the PRS Monitoring Station to study the potential impact of a consecutive system’s change in corrosion control treatment on water purchased by Ridgewood Water.

Establishing ties to municipal utilities – non-authorities that do water or wastewater – is one of Harpell’s top priorities as president.  AEA believes that broader cooperation between our association and municipal water/wastewater agencies can be beneficial to both.

Two years ago, Harpell, James Schilling and Richard Brand toured the Roosevelt water and sewer system and met with its staff and town leaders. The three executive directors helped Roosevelt prioritize a long list of repairs and upgrades needed and pointed out ways the town could affect repairs that would save it money. This visit was done as a service to the town.

If you know a small public system that does not belong to AEA but that might be interested in this type of consultation, please contact Peggy at (609) 584-1877.

Early Bird Registration & Preliminary Agenda for March Conference Now Available

Posted on: January 26th, 2018 by eric

“Beyond Operations” is the theme of this year’s AEA spring conference to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13-14 at Caesar’s in Atlantic City.

Presentations will largely focus on vitally important matters to help decision-makers and their staff members navigate a constantly changing world. Dave McGimpsey, creator of The Water Values podcast, will offer thoughts on leadership culled from conversations with dozens of water/wastewater professionals.

Another distinguished speaker (whose identity we will share soon!) will discuss economic and demographic trends in New Jersey. Brian Valentino, director of the AEA Environmental Professional Development Academy, will discuss techniques for holding onto good employees. Several speakers will discuss Information Technology topics, and two will discuss drinking water topics.

There will also be networking and great exhibitors AND the annual Recognition Luncheon, featuring Wave and EPDA ceremonies.

 
NEW! We are offering early bird registration rates: Organizations that pay their dues by Feb. 15 qualify to register up to three people at a discounted rate. (Please note, this applies only to full-conference registration.)

 

Here are some key documents you’ll need:

 

 

Presentations now available from the 2017 Annual Conference

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by eric

Fiscal Planning and the Funding of Capital Projects 2017

Fiscal Planning and the Funding of Capital Projects, presented by Douglas Bacher, Principal of NW Financial Group LLC at the 2017 Fall Conference.

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New Jersey’s Political Landscape 2017

New Jersey’s Political Landscape – November 2017, a presentation by David smith Princeton Public Affairs Group, given at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association of Environmental Authorities (AEA NJ).

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Safety Best Practices – Job Hazard Analysis, Training, Compliance

Presented by Greg DePaul, Risk and Safety Manager, Ocean County Utilities Authority at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association of Environmental Authorities.

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Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flood Risk in NJ – Tools & Analysis

Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flood Risk in NJ – Tools & Analysis, presented by Dan Rizza of Climate Central and Rich Erickson of First Environment NJ to the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association of Environmental Authorities (AEA NJ), November 15, 2017

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Sources of Funding for Capital Projects 2017

Sources of Funding for Capital Projects. Presentation by Robert H. Beinfield of Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP, November 15, 2017.

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Workers’ Compensation – Cost Savings Through Loss Prevention 2017

Workers’ Compensation – Cost Savings Through Loss Prevention 2017. Presented by James A. Clancy, Manager: Loss Prevention, MJM
Insurance Group.

Presentation made November 14-15, 2017 at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association of Environmental Authorities (AEA NJ)

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Chuck Underwood To Highlight AEA’s 2017 Annual Conference

Posted on: October 20th, 2017 by eric

The AEA annual meeting and conference will feature keynote speaker Chuck Underwood, an expert in the sociology of generations, as well as other programs, panels and speakers –plus opportunities to make valuable connections and earn water, wastewater and engineering credits.

The event is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Caesar’s in Atlantic City and will wrap up on Wednesday with a closing reception at 4 p.m. Commissioners and executive directors are invited to a free lunchtime session with Mr. Underwood at noon on Tuesday. In “Talkin’ ‘bout our Generations: Winning over Boomers, Xers & Millennials,” Mr. Underwood will offer a lively interactive workshop aimed at giving commissioners essential tools to bridging the generation gap, both when dealing with employees and ratepayers.

Mr. Underwood’s keynote will begin at 5 p.m. A renowned author, speaker and lecturer, Mr. Underwood pioneered the field of generational study and business strategies, leading to the creation of his firm, The Generational Imperative, Inc. His clients include business giants such as Hewlett-Packard, Procter &; Gamble, Time Warner Cable, and many others. He hosted the PBS television series America’s Generations With Chuck Underwood.

Tuesday evening will be capped off with a networking reception at 6:15 p.m. It’s a great way to meet colleagues in the field, learn about challenges and successes in other authorities, make valuable connections to enhance your career or business, and just plain get to know people who face the same workplace issues you do.


On Wednesday, the AEA’s annual meeting kicks off at 8:30 a.m., when the 2018 slate of officers and board members will be presented for a vote. (The voting delegate from each member organization is eligible to vote.) In addition to a “State of the Association” presentation, AEA President Mike Ruppel will deliver a “farewell” address.

At 9:15 a.m. a presentation entitled, “Impact of the Election on AEA Membership,” will be made by David A. Smith of the Princeton Public Affairs Group (PPAG). Mr. Smith will focus his experienced eye on how the gubernatorial election may affect AEA members. Richard Erickson of First Environment, Inc. and Dan Rizza of Climate Central will follow that up at 9:45 a.m. with a discussion of tools and analyses that can help New Jersey cope with sea-level rise. The “safety loss” portion of the program will include presentations designed to improve safety, will address risk management and personnel procedures and policies that reduce financial liability.

After lunch Chris Sturm of New Jersey Future will moderate a panel on the Water Quality Accountability Act. An expert panel will unpack the impact of this legislation today on drinking water purveyors and in the future, very likely wastewater systems too. “Using Envision to Better Vet Capital Improvement Projects” will be presented by Evan Bowles and a panel on funding capital projects, presented by Bob Beinfield, Doug Bacher and Heather Litzebauer, will offer insight into how to plan and finance a capital program or repair and replacement schedule. Our closing reception will be at 4pm. For more information, visit https://www.aeanj.org or follow us on Facebook.

Congratulations to This Year’s EPDA Graduates

Posted on: June 15th, 2017 by eric

 

Congratulations!

Earlier this year AEA recognized trainees who completed the Environmental Professional Development Academy, which was created to help prepare tomorrow’s leaders.

Exhibitors are a Source of Info and Advice at AEA Conference

Posted on: March 31st, 2017 by Peggy Gallos

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*, EMEXMott MacDonaldMaser ConsultingNJM 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.

Speakers

Daniel Fagin

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.

Recognition

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.

ICYMI

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.