Membership in AEESP offers important benefits to educators, researchers, students, professionals, corporations and organizations engaged in the environmental engineering and science profession.  All who are eligible for membership are welcome to join the Association and to participate in the full range of benefits and opportunities. Membership categories and fees are described below, with complete definitions provided in the AEESP BylawsApplying online is easy! We welcome your participation!

How to Apply and Fees

Application for membership is made by completing the online application form and uploading a brief, 2 page curriculum vitae.  Payment is required prior to approval by the Secretary, which may be done through the website or by check to the Business Office.

AEESP membership terms follow the calendar year and will be up for renewal on January 1st of the following year.  Dues may also be paid ahead up to 3 years into the future.  Current fees per calendar year are shown below:

Membership Type 1 Yr 2 Yrs 3 Yrs*
Regular: Full Professor $110 $220 $300
Regular: Associate Professor $85 $170 $230
Regular: Assistant Professor, Instructor, Lecturer $55 $110 $150
Student: Graduate and Postdoctoral $15   N/A   N/A
Affiliate $65 $130 $175
Sustaining $500 $1,000 $1,350

*10% discount available for 3 years (except Student/Post-Doctoral Research).

Members residing in low and middle income countries as identified by the World Bank may request a discount by contacting the Business Office.

Regular Membership

Regular Membership in AEESP is open to persons of full-time faculty or instructional rank (instructors, lecturers, assistant, associate, full professors) in environmental engineering or environmental science at academic institutions that offer baccalaureate, diploma, or graduate degrees in environmental engineering, environmental science or related fields.

Student Membership

Student Membership is open to full-time graduate students and postdoctoral appointees in environmental engineering, environmental science or related fields who intend to pursue careers in academia.  Student or postdoctoral members must have their status verified by the graduate or postdoctoral advisor annually.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership is open to individuals who are not eligible for regular membership including:

  • Individuals primarily employed outside academia who also hold academic appointments in an environmental engineering or related academic program (e.g. adjunct faculty).
  • Individuals primarily employed outside academia who have made contributions to education in environmental engineering or related fields.
  • Educators in environmental engineering or related fields who are employed at junior colleges or other educational institutions that do not offer the degrees specified above.
  • Individuals who were members at one time and who have retired from active teaching.

Sustaining Membership

Sustaining Membership is open to individuals and organizations whose concern for education in environmental engineering and related fields stimulates them to assist in strengthening university programs devoted to this area.  Sustaining members are often those who employ or interact closely with graduates of environmental engineering and science programs such as consultants, utilities, research foundations, professional organizations, publishers and equipment manufacturers.  The financial support provided by Sustaining Members allows AEESP to carry out a variety of special programs that benefit all members of the profession. Sustaining Members have access to all AEESP publications and are invited to all AEESP events. Organizations or individuals desiring more information on Sustaining Membership should write to the Secretary, the President, or the Business Office.

Lifetime Membership

Lifetime Membership is conferred upon a member who either: 1) has retired and has at least 20 years of continuous membership in AEESP or 2) achieves 35 years of continuous membership in AEESP. Lifetime members do not pay dues.


Members are eligible to receive valuable benefits for AEESP's official journal, Environmental Engineering Science, including:

  • A deeply discounted personal online subscription, save 90%
  • A 25% discount on Open Access publication fees
  • No color art publication fee

Members: login for details on how to take advantage of these benefits and access the subscription discount code!


Ready to join? You can apply for membership online!

More information can also be obtained from the AEESP Business Office:

Brian Schorr
AEESP Business Office
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 640-6591
Fax: (202) 223-5537