Nominations Now Open!
Any regular member in good standing of the ESWP is permitted to serve on the ESWP Board of Directors. Nominations for the 2017 election are open until October 31, 2016. If you are interested, please email the ESWP at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have rolled out a great deal for our young engineers…
ESWP offers an “Under-35” dues rate of $25 annually, with a limited time offer of NO entrance fee ( a $55 savings!) Now is the time to add ESWP to your professional network and expand your horizons. Our Young Member Forum is gaining momentum by offering quality programs designed specifically with the young engineer in mind. Click here: https://eswp.com/membership/individual-membership-2/
We are always looking for committee members who wish to contribute to the events and activities produced by ESWP.
Committees that are looking for additional members include Student Outreach, House, Young Member Forum, Publications, Program, Membership. Contact us at email@example.com to express your interest!
Join us on October 12 for ESWP’s program on “What make a Prime a “good” Prime?”
Hear from representatives from State and Local governmental agencies on their qualification and selection process when contracts are awarded. Seats are limited and this is an event that will surely sell-out. Don’t delay – reserve your spot now.
“Best of IWC” Webinar
Thursday, September 15, 2016 – 12:00noon-1:00pm
The “Best of IWC” Webinar Series continues….. view last year’s presentations to see the technical and educational information presented at the conference. All from the comfort of your computer and best of all, it’s free! and you earn 1 PDH. Registration is required and limited. There are two presentations, each lasting 25 minutes.
Webinar Papers and Presenters:
IWC 15-58 – Thomas E. Higgins, Ph.D., P.E., CH2M Hill, Jacksonville, FL
Title: Challenges in Flue Gas Desulfurization Physical/Chemical Wastewater Treatment for Mercury and Arsenic
Abstract: Electric utilities are facing a series of regulations that will likely require advanced treatment of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater. The proposed Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELG) of 2013 and water quality based effluent limits (WQBELs) will necessitate treatment of FGD water. The appropriate treatment technologies for meeting these limits will be driven by the pollutants regulated. This presentation will focus on recent evaluations of physical/chemical treatment, with an emphasis on findings regarding mercury removal.
IWC 15-59 – Frank Sassaman, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, Warrendale, PA
Title: Treatment of FGD Wastewater in a Pilot Advanced Reactive Iron Media Wastewater Treatement System
Abstract: This paper focuses on the performance associated with the reduction of selenium. Reduction of mercury, arsenic, and numerous other trace heavy metals is also examined as well as the effect of hydraulic retention time, dynamic flow changes, influent chemistry changes, and response to typical real world upsets. Data will be specifically analyzed and discussed in association with meeting the pending ELG guidelines.
Summer fun! The ESWP Young Member Forum combined forces with those of the ASCE, ASHE, EWB, TBP and SAME in hosting a Summer Social on August 19. The event was held at the Pittsburgh Engineers’ Building and featured craft beers, and a special summer Sangria cooler, along with lots of great food. Each of the hosting groups provided a gift basket for door prize table, where attendees could try their luck at baskets of their choosing. Representatives from each of the hosting groups also previewed their upcoming continuing education activities. Keep an eye on the ESWP website for the next mixer, scheduled for the December holiday season. For more information on ESWP’s Young Member Forum, contact Outreach Coordinator Taylor Bombalski.
We received a high number of high quality ESWP member scholarship applications this year, leaving our panel of judges with some tough choices to make. Despite not being able to award all of the applicants, we would like to thank everyone for your interest in the program and for submitting your application. Remember that you may reapply in future years! We are pleased to announce the awardees of the 2016 ESWP Members Scholarship: 1st Place, Varun Sharma, who will receive a $2500.00 award; 2nd Place: Garrett Smith, who will receive a $1250.00 award; and 2nd Place: Deidra Halapin, who will receive a $1250.00 award. Congratulations to our scholarship recipients, and we send best wishes to all of our applicants in reaching their education goals!
Very promising news for graduating engineers as reported in the August 5 issue of the Pittsburgh Business Times…PBT reports on the local job market for engineers and the ways that local universities are preparing their students to fill these roles. Best wishes to all our student members, and remember, ESWP is here to help!
Need PDHs? ESWP will offer you the chance to earn seven credit hours on September 7 at our Continuing Ed Fair. Visit our Events page to view the sessions presented in the Transportation, Environmental and Industrial tracks. We have a great program with more than 20 different sessions to choose from, all in the convenient location of downtown Pittsburgh. Reserve now as space is limited!
The ESWP Dining Room and Offices will be closed from July 4 until the 8th! Have a great 4th.
Check out our next event, July 14, Tom Leech and Linda Kaplan discuss their new book.
Still time to make your reservation to play in the Golf Outing, July 25.
And the dining room will open back up on July 11, Monday thru Friday, 11:30am-1:30pm.