Awards

 

Individuals and organizations have an opportunity to nominate candidates for various awards each spring, with recognition being given at the Awards Luncheon held during AWRA’s Annual Water Resources Conference in the fall. AWRA membership is not required to make a nomination or receive an award except for the Fellow Member Award. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

AWRA strongly encourages you to click below and read the descriptions and award criteria before submitting a nomination.

There is a separate nomination process for the David R. Maidment Award for Exemplary Contributions to Water Resources Data. The nomination period for 2022 is closed. 

The nomination process is closed. Information about the 2023 nomination period will be announced soon.

A. Ivan Johnson Award For Young Professionals
This award recognizes a young professional who has demonstrated outstanding achievements, talents, and leadership potential through their professional activities related to water resources.
2022 Awardee: Siddharth Saksena
David R. Maidment Award for Exemplary Contributions to Water Resources Data
This award (formerly the Award for Exemplary Contributions to Water Resources Data) was established in 2008 and is presented to an individual or institution achieving a status of eminence in some aspect of the provision of data describing the nation’s waters.
Fellow Member Award
This award recognizes an AWRA member with an eminent record in some branch of water resources science and technology.
Henry P. Caulfield, Jr., Medal For Exemplary Contributions To National Water Policy
This award recognizes an individual who has achieved a status of eminence in shaping national water policy.
Honorary Member Award
This award recognizes an individual who has obtained acknowledged eminence in a branch of water resources science and technology.
Icko Iben Multidisciplinary Communications Award
This award recognizes persons who have made outstanding contributions in promoting communication among the various disciplines concerned with water resources issues.
2022 Awardee: Nazzareno Diodato
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Award
This award recognizes outstanding IWRM teamwork on a complex water resources effort.
2022 Awardee: Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority
Kenneth J. Lanfear Award for Outstanding Technology Paper in JAWRA

The Lanfear Award was established by AWRA in 2020 to recognize the author(s) of an outstanding technology-related paper published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) during the previous year.

Mary H. Marsh Medal For Exemplary Contributions To The Protection And Wise Use Of The Nation's Water Resources
This award recognizes an individual who has achieved a status of eminence in some aspect of public service related to water resources education and/or management.
Michael E. Campana Emeritus Award
Awarded periodically for exemplary contributions to AWRA through service as an official of the Association, including leadership as an elected leader and staff executive team status that has resulted in exceptional contributions to AWRA and towards the understanding and protection of water.
N. Earl Spangenberg Outstanding Student Chapter Award
This award recognizes the Student Chapter that has provided outstanding service in the furtherance of the Association's objectives.
Outstanding State Section Award
This award recognizes the State Section that has provided outstanding service in the furtherance of the Association’s objectives.
2022 Awardee: Washington State Section
Sandor C. Csallany Institutional Award For Exemplary Contributions To Water Resources Management
This award recognizes a water resources institution that has achieved a status of eminence in some aspect of managing the nation’s waters.
2022 Awardee: Turlock Irrigation District
William C. Ackermann Medal For Excellence In Water Management
This award recognizes 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. 
William R. "Randy" Boggess Award
This award was established by AWRA in 1973 to honor the author of the best paper published in JAWRA during the previous year.

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