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AWRA ANNUAL AWARDS: 2014 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

The American Water Resources Association annually recognizes outstanding individuals in the water resources profession. Nominations for awards are now being accepted.

The American Water Resources Association annually recognizes outstanding individuals in the water resources profession. Nominations for awards will accepted through May 2, 2014.

AWRA ANNUAL AWARDS


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AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

FELLOW MEMBER ‐ A person is eligible for selection as a Fellow Member if he or she has been a member of the Association for at least ten consecutive years; has served at least one year on any of its committees; or has been a Director or Officer of the Association; and has an eminent record in some branch of water resources science and technology.

HONORARY MEMBER ‐ Election as Honorary Member in AWRA recognizes an individual who has obtained acknowledged eminence in a branch of water resources science and technology.

ICKO IBEN AWARD ‐ This award was established in 1971 to recognize persons who have made outstanding contributions in promoting communication among the various disciplines concerned with water resources issues. It honors the late Dr. Icko Iben, a co‐founder of AWRA, who during his life contributed extensively toward improving the understanding and communication among those involved in the diverse disciplines related to water resources.

HENRY P. CAULFIELD, JR., MEDAL FOR EXEMPLARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO NATIONAL WATER POLICY The Henry P. Caulfield, Jr., Medal for Exemplary Contributions to National Water Policy is awarded annually, or at such time as there are qualified nominees, to an individual who has achieved a status of eminence in shaping national water policy.

Criteria for Award: The individual chosen for this award must be one whose record of achievements in setting, designing, and/or implementing water resources policies at the national level is extraordinary. Written documentation must be provided to demonstrate that the performance was sustained over a period of time, and that the individual’s contributions to the wise use of the nation’s water resources were of an extraordinary nature. The individual nominated may have demonstrated these talents while associated with a federal agency, the U.S. Congress, a national commission or committee, a Congressional staff, or a national water‐oriented organization. The field of expertise is not a deciding factor, the contribution to national water policy is.

Procedure for Nomination: Credentials of candidates for consideration should be submitted to the Awards/Nominations Committee Chairperson. Material to be submitted must include complete biographical data on the nominee, supporting documentation by the individual making the nomination, and three letters of reference from distinguished water resources managers. The documentation must be thorough and address the nature of the attributes specified for the Medal so that valid judgments can be made by the Awards Committee.

MARY H. MARSH MEDAL FOR EXEMPLARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROTECTION AND WISE USE OF THE NATION¹S WATER RESOURCES ‐ The Mary H. Marsh Medal for Exemplary Contributions to the Protection and Wise Use of the Nation’s Water Resources is awarded annually, or at such time as there are qualified nominees, to an individual who has achieved a status of eminence in some aspect of public service related to water resources education and/or management.

Criteria for Award: The individual chosen for this award must be one whose record of achievements in setting, designing, influencing, and/or implementing water‐related policies, practices, or programs at the national, state, or local government level is extraordinary. Written documentation must be provided to demonstrate that the performance was sustained over time and that the individual’s contributions to the wise use of the nation’s water resources were of an extraordinary nature. The individual nominated may have demonstrated these talents while associated with a governmental agency, a legislative body, a commission or committee, or a public‐minded organization. The field of expertise is not a deciding factor, the contribution to protecting and wisely using the nation¹s waters is.

Procedure for Nomination: Material to be submitted must include complete biographical data on the nominee, supporting documentation by the individual making the nomination, and three letters of reference from distinguished water resources managers. The documentation must be thorough and address the nature of the attributes specified for the medal so that valid judgments can be made by the Awards Committee.

SANDOR C. CSALLANY INSTITUTIONAL AWARD FOR EXEMPLARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ‐ The Sandor C. Csallany Institutional Award for Exemplary Contributions to Water Resources Management is awarded, at such time as there are qualified nominees, to a water resources institution that has achieved a status of eminence in some aspect of managing the nation’s waters.

Criteria for Award: The institution chosen for this award must be one whose record of achievements in setting, designing, influencing, and/or implementing water‐related policies, practices, or programs at the national, state, or local government level is extraordinary. Written documentation must be provided to demonstrate that the performance was sustained over time and that the institution’s contributions to the wise use of the nation’s water resources were of an extraordinary nature. The institution nominated may have its roots in federal, state, or local government, private enterprise, or public interest. The nature of the institution’s contribution to better water management may take many paths, but it must be substantial and uncommon.

Procedure for Nomination: Material to be submitted must include historical data on the institution sufficient in depth to identify its sustained contributions to water management, supporting evidence by the nominator, and letters from three individuals distinguished in some aspect of water resources management attesting to the worthiness of the institution to receive the award. The documentation must be thorough and address the nature of the attributes specified for the award so that valid judgments can be made by the Awards Committee.

WILLIAM C. ACKERMANN MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN WATER MANAGEMENT ‐ The William C. Ackermann Medal for Excellence in Water Management is awarded annually, or at such time as there are qualified nominees, to an individual who has achieved a status of eminence in the design and/or implementation of exemplary water management practices at the state, regional, or local government level. Particular consideration is given to those who have put into operation nontraditional practices for managing water resources.

Criteria for Award: The person chosen for this award must have compiled a distinguished record of developing and/or implementing state‐of‐the‐art water management strategies for application at the state, regional, or local government level. Written documentation must support a sustained performance in water management and the exercise of innovative and imaginative water management skills. The individual selected may have demonstrated these talents while associated with a regional, state, or local government agency; a regional, state, or local governing body; commission or committee; a water related organization; an appropriate interest group; or any combination of these.

Procedure for Nomination: Credentials of candidates for consideration should be submitted to the Awards/Nominations Committee Chairperson. Material to be submitted must include complete biographical data on the nominee, supporting documentation by the individual making the nomination, and three letters of reference from distinguished water resources managers. The documentation must be thorough and address the nature of the attributes specified for the Medal so that valid judgments can be made by the Awards Committee.

A. IVAN JOHNSON AWARD FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ‐ The A. Ivan Johnson Award for Young Professionals recognizes and encourages young professionals as the future leaders of water resources research, management, and education. This award will be given annually (or such time as duly qualified candidates are identified) to a young professional who has demonstrated outstanding achievements, talents, and leadership potential through their professional activities related to water resources.

Criteria for Award: The person chosen for this award should be employed in a full‐time professional capacity in water resources or related fields for at least two (2) years but not more than eight (8) years. The applicant must have demonstrated outstanding professional and leadership talent and potential while in a full‐time professional position through the following criteria: (a) significant contribution of service to a professional association; (b) excellence in work performance; and (c) completion of work that produced significant contribution to the understanding, management, planning, science, engineering, policy, or education of water resources.

Procedure for Nomination: Credentials of candidates for consideration should be submitted to the Awards/Nominations Committee Chairperson. Material to be submitted must include: (a) the description of professional and biographical information, (b) a summary of the candidate’s contribution of service to a professional association; (c) a summary description or documentation of “completed work” (as described in item c above; and (d) two letters of recommendation speaking to the candidate’s “excellence in work performance” ‐ one from the candidate’s employer and a second from an AWRA regular member who is someone other than the candidate’s employer. The documentation must be thorough and address the nature of the attributes specified for the Award so that valid judgments can be made by the Awards/Nominations Committee.

OUTSTANDING STATE SECTION AWARD‐ The American Water Resources Association presents the Outstanding State Section Award each year to recognize the State Section that has provided outstanding service in the furtherance of the Association’s objectives:   

  • The advancement of water resources research, planning, development, management and education.
  • The establishment of a common meeting ground for physical, biological, and social scientists, engineers, and other persons concerned with water resources.
  • The collection, organization, and dissemination of ideas and information in the field of water resources science and technology

The award will be presented at the AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference. It is based upon the following criteria:

  • The contribution of the Section to an understanding of the state’s water resources issues through regularly scheduled meetings with significant participation by the membership and other resources professionals, and through publication or other related activities.
  • The size of the Section’s membership, the increase in membership, and the number of national members in the section.
  • Other meritorious activities, such as presentation of awards to outstanding individuals for contributions concerned with water resources, provision of scholarships for students, especially those active in AWRA Student Chapters.
  • The impact of the section on the examination of state water resources issues through cooperation with other organizations in water resources.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT CHAPTER AWARD ‐The American Water Resources Association presents the Outstanding Student Chapter Award each year to recognize the Student Chapter that has provided outstanding service in the furtherance of the Association’s objectives below . It is based on activities held during an academic year, rather than a calendar year.  The award will be presented at the AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference. 

  • The advancement of water resources research, planning, development, management and education.
  • The establishment of a common meeting ground for physical, biological, and social scientists, engineers, and other persons concerned with water resources.
  • The collection, organization, and dissemination of ideas and information in the field of water resources science and technology

The award is based upon the following criteria:

  • Regularly scheduled meetings to advance water resources knowledge, especially through presentations by invited speakers or by students on their research; and
  • Special and unique activities that contribute to the students’ educational program.