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Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Instructor Elected Vice President of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers

January 25, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Juliana Wood
410-516-2304
juliana.wood@jhu.edu

Christian Davies-Venn, an instructor in the Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals program, has been elected vice president of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. His term as AAEE vice president began on Jan.1. He is slated to serve as the academy’s president-elect in 2013 and as its president in 2014.

Davies-Venn is vice president and chief engineer of PEER Consultants, based in Washington, D.C. PEER Consultants, P.C., is a global, full-service, environmental and general civil engineering consulting firm. Davies-Venn also teaches Engineering for Professionals courses in principles of water and wastewater treatment, as well as water and wastewater treatment plant design. The courses are in the Environmental Engineering, Science, and Management master’s degree program.

“This is an exciting time for environmental engineering, as it is in the forefront of our work to harness and use energy efficiently, to sustain and protect our natural resources, and to plan strategically for the future,” said Davies-Venn. “Our efforts in the AAEE are dedicated to encourage students to pursue environmental engineering as a career, to mentor young professionals, and to promote excellence in the practice of environmental engineering.”

Earlier this year, Davies-Venn received the William D. Hatfield Award from the Water Environment Federation and the Federal Water Quality Association in recognition of his performance and professionalism in the operation of the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington, D.C.

Representative of the highly qualified instructors in the EP Environmental Programs, Davies-Venn has 35 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering, including facilities planning, program management, design of water and wastewater treatment facilities, and construction management. He has expertise in process modeling, enhanced nutrient removal and anaerobic processes, and biosolids management. For the past 17 years, Davies-Venn has been providing professional services to various municipal clients including the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, and the City of Baltimore.  He has served as PEER’s principal-in-charge, program manager, project manager and supervisor for numerous water and wastewater projects.

Davies-Venn received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Sierra Leone and master’s and doctoral degrees in environmental engineering from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Arkansas, respectively.

For more information about EP and the Environmental Engineering, Science, and Management program, call 1-800-548-3647 or visit http://ep.jhu.edu/.

Part of The Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering, Engineering for Professionals (EP) offers master’s degrees in 15 distinct disciplines. There are currently more than 3,400 students enrolled in EP programs at eight education centers throughout the Baltimore/Washington area and online. For more information, call 410-516-2300, visit http://ep.jhu.edu/ or send e-mail to jhep@jhu.edu .

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