News | August 13, 2015

Recipients Of The 2015 WEF Awards Announced

Source: Water Environment Federation (WEF) - WEFTEC

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces the 2015 WEF Awards recipients. The annual awards program recognizes individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the water environment profession, WEF, and its Member Associations.

Recipients include individuals and organizations that contribute to the sustainability of water resources and make a profound impact on the future through involvement with water professionals and education.

The awards (see below) will be presented next month during WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago.visit to learn more about the WEF Awards and Recognition program.

Collection Systems Award
Bradley E. Fix
Indiana Water Environment Association

Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal
“Ammonia-Based Feedforward and Feedback Aeration Control in Activated Sludge Processes,” Leiv Rieger, Richard M. Jones, Peter L. Dold, and Charles B. Bott, Water Environment Research, January 2014, v. 86, no. 1, p. 63

Emerson Distinguished Service Medal
Andrew Richardson
AZ Water Association

Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal
Francis L. de los Reyes III
North Carolina State University

Paul C. Johnson
Arizona State University

Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal
“Finding the Right System Balance”, Darrell DeWitt, David L. Wagoner and Jacqueline Jarrell, Water Environment & Technology, February 2014, v. 26, no. 2, p. 32

W. Wesley Eckenfelder Industrial Water Quality Lifetime Achievement Award
James C. Young

Innovative Technology Award
Algaewheel – OneWater Inc.

McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration or Sustainable Use Award
“Performance Evaluation of a Dual-Flow Recharge Filter for Improving Groundwater Quality”, Manoj P. Samuel, S. Senthilvel, and Abraham C. Mathew, Water Environment Research, July 2014, v. 86 no. 7, pp. 615-625

Member Association Achievement Award
Chesapeake Water Environment Association

Outstanding Member Association Award
New England Water Environment Association

Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award
Haley Falconer
Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association

Public Education Awards
Member Association Category:
Indiana Water Environment Association

Other Category:
San Antonio Water System Youth Education IMPACT Program

Public Officials Award
Commissioner Frank Avila, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Maggie Brooks-Monroe County, New York County Executive

The Honorable Laurel Prussing, Mayor of Urbana, Ill.

Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal
“Start up and Commissioning of a Membrane Bioreactor Plant Treating a High TDS Refinery Wastewater”, Mauro Marinetti, Kar Munirathinam, Bernardino Ciongoli, Carlo Zaffaroni, Ali Redha, Proceedings of WEFTEC 2014, pp. 2245-2260

Schlenz Public Education Medal
Ashley Halsey III & Bonnie Berkowitz

Water Quality Improvement Award
Roseburg Urban Sanitary Authority, Ore.

WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship
Ryan Ziels
University of Washington

WEF Safety Award
AR Wastewater Treatment Plant
Montrose, Mich.

Orange County Sanitation District
Fountain Valley, Calif.

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About WEF
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more, visit

Source: Water Environment Federation (WEF) - WEFTEC