WEF Announces Recipients of 2015 Awards

Aug. 18, 2015
The awards will be presented next month during WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the 2015 WEF Awards recipients. The annual awards program recognizes individuals and organizations that have made contributions to the water environment profession, WEF, and its member associations. Recipients include individuals and organizations that contribute to the sustainability of water resources and make an impact on the future through involvement with water professionals and education.

The awards will be presented next month during WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago. 

Collection Systems Award
Bradley E. Fix
Indiana Water Environment Assn.

Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal
“Ammonia-Based Feedforward and Feedback Aeration Control in Activated Sludge Processes,” Leiv Rieger, Richard M. Jones, Peter L. Dold, and Charles B. Bott, Water Environment Research, January 2014, v. 86, no. 1, p. 63

Emerson Distinguished Service Medal
Andrew Richardson
AZ Water Ass

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Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal
Francis L. de los Reyes III
North Carolina State University

Paul C. Johnson
Arizona State University

Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal
“Finding the Right System Balance”, Darrell DeWitt, David L. Wagoner and Jacqueline Jarrell, Water Environment & Technology, February 2014, v. 26, no. 2, p. 32

W. Wesley Eckenfelder Industrial Water Quality Lifetime Achievement Award
James C. Young

Innovative Technology Award
Algaewheel – OneWater Inc.



McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration or Sustainable Use Award
“Performance Evaluation of a Dual-Flow Recharge Filter for Improving Groundwater Quality”, Manoj P. Samuel, S. Senthilvel, and Abraham C. Mathew, Water Environment Research, July 2014, v. 86 no. 7, pp. 615-625



Member Association Achievement Award
Chesapeake Water Environment Assn.

Outstanding Member Association Award
New England Water Environment Assn.

Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award
Haley Falconer
Pacific Northwest Clean Water Assn.

Public Education Awards
Member Association Category:
Indiana Water Environment Assn.

Other Category:
San Antonio Water System Youth Education IMPACT Program



Public Officials Award
Commissioner Frank Avila, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Maggie Brooks-Monroe County, New York County Executive

The Honorable Laurel Prussing, Mayor of Urbana, Ill.

Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal
“Start up and Commissioning of a Membrane Bioreactor Plant Treating a High TDS Refinery Wastewater”, Mauro Marinetti, Kar Munirathinam, Bernardino Ciongoli, Carlo Zaffaroni, Ali Redha, Proceedings of WEFTEC 2014, pp. 2245-2260

Schlenz Public Education Medal
Ashley Halsey III & Bonnie Berkowitz

Water Quality Improvement Award
Roseburg Urban Sanitary Authority, Ore.

WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship
Ryan Ziels
University of Washington

WEF Safety Award
AR Wastewater Treatment Plant
Montrose, Mich.

Orange County Sanitation District
Fountain Valley, Calif.

Scheduled for Sept. 26 to 30, 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago, WEFTEC 2015 will feature 135 technical sessions, 29 workshops, 17 mobile sessions, numerous events and nearly 1,000 exhibiting companies displaying the latest in water quality research technology and services.

Source: Water Environment Federation

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