Sep 23, 2009

WateReuse Association Presents Annual Awards in Seattle

Awards honor projects and individuals that advance the efficient use of water resources

Innovative approaches to addressing water resources issues resulting from climate change, population growth and depletion or contamination of existing sources were honored during the WateReuse Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon held Sept. 14 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle.

The awards recognize projects and individuals that advance the beneficial and efficient use of water resources through education, sound science and technology using reclamation, recycling, reuse or desalination for the benefit of the public and the environment. The award recipients are listed below.

WateReuse Projects of the Year – Large
&#149 Butler Drive Water Reclamation Facility (Peoria, Ariz.); and
&#149 George W. Shannon Wetlands Water Recycling Facility (Streetman, Texas).

WateReuse Project of the Year – Small
&#149 Englewood Water District Water Reclamation Facility (Englewood, Fla.).

WateReuse Project of the Year – Desalination Facility
&#149 Cache Creek Desalination Facility (Capay Valley, Calif.).

WateReuse Institution of the Year
&#149 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, N.C.).

WateReuse Public Education Program of the Year
&#149 The Constructed Wetlands: An Exhibit in the Gardens of the Springs Preserve (Las Vegas).

WateReuse Customer of the Year
&#149 Pebble Beach Company (Pebble Beach, Calif.).

WateReuse Person of the Year
&#149 Eric Rosenblum, City of San Jose Municipal Water District, South Bay Water Recycling System (San Jose, Calif.); and
&#149 Linda Macpherson, CH2M HILL (Portland, Ore.).

WateReuse Awards of Merit
&#149 City of Clovis Water Reuse Facility (Clovis, Calif.);
&#149 Collier County South Regional Desalination Plant (Naples, Fla.);
&#149 Leisure Village Association (Camarillo, Calif.);
&#149 The Olympic Club (San Francisco, Calif.);
&#149 The Wollongong Recycled Water Scheme (Parramatta, Australia); and
&#149 Watsonville Area Water Recycling Project (Watsonville, Calif.).