Awards

 

Individuals and organizations have an opportunity to nominate candidates in 11 different categories each spring, with awards presented during AWRA’s annual 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.

The 2021 nomination process is closed. Nominations for 2022 Awards Program will be announced early next year.

Recipients of the 2021 Awards Program will be notified in May 2021.

The nomination period for the 2022 David R. Maidment Award for Exemplary Contributions to Water Resources Data will open in the fall of 2021.

Click here to read the 2021 Award Announcement!

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.
2021 Awardee: Rachelle Sanderson
AWRA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship
This award, established by the AWRA Board of Directors, provides a one-year association membership and complimentary conference registration to each of up to three scholarship winners from under-represented groups in the water resources field.
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.
2021 Awardee: Michael Campana
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.
2021 Awardee: Zahid Hossain
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.
2021 Awardee: Ge Sun
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Award
This award recognizes outstanding IWRM teamwork on a complex water resources effort.
2021 Awardee: Larry Weber
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.
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.
2021 Awardee: Virginia Tech
Outstanding State Section Award
This award recognizes the State Section that has provided outstanding service in the furtherance of the Association’s objectives.
2021 Awardee: Colorado 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.
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.
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. 2021 Co-recipients: Jesus Reyes and Laura Norman

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