Water Group Wins Prestigious National Editorial Awards

May 28, 2019

Water & Wastes Digest, Storm Water Solutions, Water Quality Products Earn Top Award for the “Delaying Day Zero” feature; National Azbee is 3rd Major Award in 2019 for SGC Water Group

The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has announced its 2019 National Awards of Excellence Winners. The Water Group of Scranton Gillette Communications earned a National Azbee Award for Overall Excellence - Top Ten Recognition, for its “Delaying Day Zero” submission. Coverage of the crisis was covered separately by Water & Wastes Digest, Storm Water Solutions and Water Quality Products in 2018.

"I am honored to work with a talented team who have been awarded for their quality, integrity and editorial excellence,” said SGC Water Group Publisher Robin Pasteur.

The awards were announced on May 10 at the National Azbee Awards of Excellence banquet, held in conjunction with GenerationB2B, the 2019 ASBPE National Conference at the St. Petersburg, FL-based Poynter Institute. One of the most competitive award programs for trade media, the Azbees highlight editorial, online and design excellence in magazines, newsletters and digital media, honoring the best in business-to-business media. For the 2019 awards, ASBPE reported receiving more than 1,000 entries across 68 categories.

Regional awards have also been earned recently by the Scranton Gillette Communications Water Group. On  April 11, ASBPE held an awards ceremony for its Upper Midwest Region Finalists. Storm Water Solutions earned both a Silver (“Wildfire Warnings”) and a Bronze (“Tunnel Vision”) at the Upper Midwest Region Azbee Awards, while Water Quality Products’ “Coping in Cape Town” feature earned a Bronze Upper Midwest Region Azbee award.

The SGC Water Group brands’ feature article, “Delaying Day Zero” earned the brand additional honors recently. The Water Infrastructure Group editorial team, including Bob Crossen, Lauren Baltas, Amy McIntosh and Lauren Estes earned Jesse H. Neal Award Finalist Honors in the Best Subject-Related Package category.

About Delaying Day Zero

In early 2018, Cape Town announced Day Zero, a date when its reservoirs would run so dry that it would cut off municipal water to its residents. While that date has been delayed, water scarcity is still a global issue, and conservation, desalination, and water reuse efforts are critical to staving off future Day Zeros.

The Water Group of Scranton Gillette Communications is comprised of Water & Wastes Digest, Industrial Water & Wastes Digest, Storm Water Solutions, and Water Quality Products.The business-to-business communications company includes 14 brands across five industries, including other Azbee Award-winners, such as Professional Builder, which earned 2019 Magazine of the Year and Roads & Bridges, which earned a National Gold.

For additional information on the business to business communications company, or to learn more about each brand, offered in print and digital platforms, visit the company website at www.scrantongillette.com.