EWRI Boston Chapter/Water & Environmental Solutions
VOLUME 45 | ISSUE 6| February 2021

Upcoming Events

Sponsored by Construction Institute Boston Chapter and Younger Member Group
March 10, 2021

Hosted by the Younger Member Group and the Transportation and
Development Institute Boston Chapter
March 25, 2021

Sponsored by the Program Committee
March 30, 2021 – April 1, 2021

Sponsored by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Thursday, April 29, 2021 

Sponsored by the Program Committee
May 18, 2021 – May 20, 2021

Letter From the Editor
An update from Katie Swanson
It’s “Water and Environmental Solutions” month at BSCESNews. This subject is near-and-dear to my heart, being both a water resources engineer and avid lover of all things water (February always has me dreaming of sunny beaches and warm afternoons on boats). ... Read more

Lead Article
Automated Reporting in EQuIS 
Facilities with point source output need reliable data for environmental compliance monitoring, however, many of these facilities use manual reporting methods that can make the reporting process daunting for data managers. Automated reporting in the EQuIS™ environmental data management system addresses many of the challenges of manual reporting. Reports that could take weeks to generate manually can be available to the project manager almost immediately after data are uploaded. ... Read more

President's Report
An update from Bruce Jacobs
This past month, the BSCES Board voted to realize the creation of the BSCES Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. While building on the work of the prior members of the Diversity Task force, this year’s Committee has been active in redefining the mission ... Read more

Featured Group
Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)
Boston Chapter Group Report
EWRI provides technical education and networking for those involved in the water resources and environmental industries. We are always looking for new members! Find more information here or come join us at one of our virtual monthly meetings by emailing ewri@bsces.org. ... Read more

New Committee
BSCES Transforms the Diversity Task Force into the Newly Created Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
BSCES recognizes that, through our work as civil engineers, we have the opportunity to build, and re-build, the nation’s infrastructure to right some of the injustices of the past. Understanding how our profession impacts all of us, both positively and, in some cases, negatively, will require listening to a diversity of opinions and ensuring that we are not overlooking the talents and perspectives of colleagues who have previously been underrepresented. ... Read more

BSCES Awards Nominations Deadline is
Extended to Monday, March 8
Do you know a worthy award recipient? If so, then download, complete, and submit a 2021 BSCES Employer Recognition and/or Section Awards nomination form by Monday, March 8, 2021 submission deadline. ... Read more

Featured Projects
Historic New England Infrastructure: The Great Spring
While the subject of this month’s edition of Historic New England Infrastructure is a result of our natural world and not a manmade engineered structure, the story of the City of Boston’s first water supply, the Great Spring, is an important chapter in the early history of our City. The Great Spring served as the first and primary water supply source for the city for almost 200 years. ... Read more
Industry News
Impacts of PFAS on Biosolids Management Costs
This study evaluated the economic impact PFAS has had on Biosolids end use, as well as the unintended consequences of PFAS limits on beneficial reuse programs. ... Read More
Confronting Racial Inequalities in the Water and Wastewater Industry
As the nation further awakens to systemic racism, members of the water and wastewater industry must actively identify opportunities to build more inclusive environments for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). This article looks broadly at systemic racism against BIPOC and its impacts within communities, education, and the workforce as related to the water and wastewater industry, then suggests a non-comprehensive set of actions to bring awareness to opportunities for building more inclusive environments in these structures. While acknowledging and confronting white privilege and systemic racism is difficult and complex, the industry must confront the nation’s history of racial injustice. ... Read more
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Get Involved
BSCES Civil Engineering Practice Journal Needs Your Help
Social distancing? Stuck at home? Go clean out the garage or better yet, write an article for the reborn BSCES Civil Engineering Practice Journal... Read More
Suggest a Seminar Topic
If you have a topic that you would like BSCES to feature in an upcoming seminar, send your suggestion to BSCES Program Committee Co-Chair Jeff Lewis at jlewis@garofaloassociates.com

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2020 - 2021 Society Sponsors
BSCES Newsletter Editorial Board
Chair: Kathryn Swanson, PE
Vice Chair: Michael Sullivan, PE
Todd M. Clark, PE
Michael R. Cunningham, PE
Annahid Dastgheib-Beheshti, PE
Susannah Davis EIT
Jessica DeBellis, PE
Sean Horan, EIT
Bruce L. Jacobs, PhD, PE
Richard F. Keenan
David M. Manugian, PE
Angus J. O’Leary, PE

2020 - 2021 BSCES Board of Government
President: Bruce L. Jacobs, PhD, PE
President-Elect: Shallan C. Fitzgerald, PE
Secretary: Todd M. Clark, PE
Treasurer: Gregory L. Mirliss
Assistant Treasurer: Anthony M. Richardson, PE
Senior Vice Presidents: Ronald K. Burns, PE, LSP; Michael R. Cunningham, PE
Vice Presidents: Christopher P. Hersey; Kathryn Swanson, PE
Past President: Richard D. Maher, PE
Western MA Branch Vice President: Vacant
Institute Chapter & Technical Group Chairs
Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute Boston Chapter: Daniel W. O'Connor, PE
Construction Institute Boston Chapter: Artur Lebedev, EIT
Engineering Management Group: Lee M. Koska, EIT
Environmental & Water Resources Institute Boston Chapter: Denise N. Prussen, EIT
Geo-Institute Boston Chapter: Michael T. Flynn, PE
Structural Engineering Institute Boston Chapter: Scott R. Bruso, PE
Transportation & Development Institute Boston Chapter: Tyler de Ruiter, PE
Younger Member Group: Mark Ruberti, PE
2020–2021 BSCES Program Sponsors
Alfred Benesch & Company | BETA Group | BSC Group | CDM Smith | Childs Engineering
Cianbro Corporation | Collins Engineers, Inc. | Dewberry | Green International Affiliates, Inc. 
GZA | Haley & Aldrich, Inc. | HNTB | Horsley Witten Group | Howard Stein Hudson
Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc. | Jacobs | J.S. Held LLC | Kleinfelder | Nitsch Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. | Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
Skanska USA Civil | Stantec | Tighe & Bond, Inc. | TranSystems | TREVIICOS
Tufts University - Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Weston & Sampson | WSP
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