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Viadero Elected for Prestigious Environmental Engineers and Scientists Certification

October 2, 2019

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MOLINE/MACOMB, IL -- Roger Viadero, chair of Western Illinois University's Environmental Science Ph.D. Program, has been elected for membership in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) and recognized as a Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member (BCEEM). 

The Academy's Board of Trustees conferred Viadero's certification by eminence with a specialization in hazardous waste management and site remediation. Viadero is one of only 220 board-certified AAEES members to hold this specialization.

Viadero is senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, is past president of the Aquacultural Engineering Society and serves on the editorial board of Elsevier Scientific's Journal of Aquacultural Engineering. He is also an Ecological Society of America Certified Senior Ecologist. 

Viadero uses his diverse academic and professional background to better understand the ways in which humans impact natural aquatic systems. He integrates extensive field investigation with laboratory studies and modeling to develop remediation approaches that create lasting improvements to the quality and resilience of natural aquatic systems.

AAEES plays an active role in the accreditation of environmental engineering and science curricula.  

The Academy also organizes multi-disciplinary teams of Board Certified Environmental Engineers and Scientists to participate in concept study groups. These groups seek solutions to major environmental problems. Once developed, the Academy provides these solutions to key policymakers in industry and government. The Academy's certification program is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards.

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