Member Agency Awards
Water Resources Utility of the Future Award - The Water Resources Utility of the Future Award is given to member agencies that demonstrate bold, transformational leadership in managing resources, partner effectively in local economic development, and engage stakeholders – resulting in environmental, economic, and social benefits.
Research & Technology Award - The Research & Technology Award is given to member agencies for their contributions to the field of wastewater treatment or biosolids utilization and disposal. A research project or technological innovation must directly relate to the processes of collection, treatment or reuse of wastewater or use or disposal of biosolids. The Project must have been conducted in-house or by consultant under direction of the agency and the project’s results must have practical application.
Operations & Environmental Performance Award - The Operations & Environmental Performance Award is presented to those member agencies for outstanding initiatives in wastewater treatment, wastewater conveyance, stormwater management, and/or environmental enhancement. The award recognizes an innovative and effective project, system or method relating to wastewater treatment plant or collection system operations developed and successfully implemented by an NACWA member in a cost-effective manner while achieving environmental compliance objectives.
Member Agency Public Service Award - The Member Agency Public Service Award is given to member agencies for their significant local, state, or national voluntary public service related to public utility operation or environmental protection. Projects for this award category must involve agency staff or commissioners with no added payment for public services rendered.
Public Information & Education Award - The Public Information & Education Awards honor agencies for their inventive efforts to educate the public on the effects of waste water treatment and pollution control on the environment. To qualify, the program, publication, video or e-media must have been produced by the agency staff or by an outside vendor at the express direction of the agency and must cover some aspect of the agency's operations. Materials must have been produced for general use or distribution.
Workforce Development Award - This award is presented for an outstanding project or program which embodies effective, sustainable solutions that addresses the need for a qualified, diverse, and knowledgeable utility workforce.
Watershed Collaboration Award - This award is presented for an outstanding watershed-based collaborative management initiative or program focused on cost-effective solutions to environmental challenges.