Virtual awards ceremony to be held April 7, 2022

The 2022 AAEES Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Ceremony and Conference will be held virtually on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at noon Eastern | 9:00 AM Pacific. The winners of the Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards will be officially announced. This event will feature Keynote Speaker Glen T. Daigger, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, NAE of University of Michigan, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Daigger will discuss The Clean Water Act for its 50th Anniversary. A special presentation by E3S Superior Achievement Award Winner, HydroGeoLogic, Inc. will also be included in this virtual event. HydroGeoLogic, Inc. will discuss their award-winning project,  “Innovative Use of In Situ Treatment Technologies at Joint Base Andrews.” Registration for the annual event can be found here:

The Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science™ Awards Competition exists to identify and reward the best of today’s environmental engineering and science. Its criteria define what it takes to be the best in environmental engineering and science practices: a holistic environmental perspective, innovation, proven performance and customer satisfaction, and contribution to an improved quality of life and economic efficiency.

Those chosen for prizes by an independent panel of distinguished experts, address the broad range of modern challenges inherent in providing life-nurturing services for humans and protection of the environment. They are but a small percentage of the many projects involving environmental engineers and scientists around the world. Nevertheless, their innovations and performance illustrate the essential role of environmental engineers and scientists in providing a healthy planet. These award winners testify to the genius of humankind and best exemplify The Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science™ criteria.

The E3S award recipients are listed below. Detailed information on the project categories and awards can be found at: or click on the links below to view a full profile of each winning project.

Superior Achievement

Innovative Use of In Situ Treatment Technologies at Joint Base Andrews
Entrant: HydroGeoLogic, Inc.
Engineer in Charge: Robert Bird, P.E.
Location: Brandywine, Maryland


Grand Prize and Grand Prize for 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

Regional San EchoWater BNR Project
Entrant: Black & Veatch
Engineer in Charge: James H. Clark, P.E., BCEE
Location: Elk Grove, California

Honor Award

Michelson Water Recycling Plant Biosolids and Energy Recovery Facilities
Entrant: Black & Veatch
Engineer in Charge: James H. Clark, P.E., BCEE
Location: Irvine, California

Environmental Sustainability

Grand Prize

C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area
Entrant: HDR
Engineer in Charge: Susan Ray, P.E.
Location: Florida

Industrial Waste Practice

Honor Award

Muscatine Organic Waste Recycling Center
Entrant: Stanley Consultants
Engineer in Charge: Jay Brady, P.E.
Location: Muscatine, Iowa


Honor Award

Optimized Odor Control and Cleaning in Sewer System
Entrant: Orange County Sanitation District
Person in Charge: Jeffrey Brown, P.E.
Location: Fountain Valley, California

Small Projects

Honor Award

Kent Park Watershed and Lake Restoration
Entrant: Stanley Consultants
Engineer in Charge: Wyatt McCain, P.E.
Location: Oxford, Iowa

University Research

Grand Prize

Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Membrane Bioreactor for Net Energy Production and Highly Efficient Treatment of Domestic Wastewater with Low production of Waste Biosolids
Entrant: Craig S. Criddle, Stanford University
Person in Charge: Craig S. Criddle
Location: Stanford, California