PNCWA Award Nominations due July 28

Each year, PNCWA’s membership honors and recognizes excellence in the clean water industry. The mission of the awards program is to facilitate and promote the recognition of professionals involved in supporting, operating, or managing wastewater collection systems, stormwater systems, or wastewater treatment/water resource recovery facilities in the Pacific Northwest. The awards will be presented at our annual conference in Vancouver, Washington this October. Recipients of the 2016 PNCWA awards can be viewed here

The Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for 2017. Awards categories include individual, group and project recognition. You must be a PNCWA member in order to nominate anyone for awards (except the Safety Awards or OYA/COYA Awards). Nominations close July 28, 2017. To view all PNCWA awards and criteria, click here. 

This year, we're excited to announce some new  recognition opportunities for 2017, including two new Stormwater awards and a Woman of the Year award:

The Stormwater Professional Excellence Award recognizes outstanding achievement in stormwater design, stormwater management, watershed management, green infrastructure; contributions that have been beneficial to the nominee's facility; and/or unusual initiative or performance "beyond the call of duty." Read more here.

The Innovative Stormwater Project Award recognizes and encourages projects that showcase innovative stormwater elements that feature any of the following components: stormwater design innovation, urban habitat enhancement, water quality enhancement, public education and outreach, integration and enhancement of social, economic, and environmental factors. Read more here.

The Woman of the Year Award recognizes a woman who has excelled in her career, has forwarded water issues and/or has made a significant achievement to the water industry. The essence of this award is to discover and reward exceptional women for their leadership, mentoring skills and/or ideas that stand out from their colleagues. Read more on award criteria here.

Nominations from members are the foundation of the Awards Program and reflect the ongoing excellence in our industry. The Awards Committee uses an online nomination process that facilitates access to the Award nomination form. Please follow this link to access PNCWA nomination forms.

The deadline for nomination submission is July 28, 2017. Regional Operator of the Year Awards have regional deadlines— please contact your Region Director for deadlines for Operator and Collections Operator of the Year Awards. 

For more information, please contact Mark Walter, Awards Chair, by email or via phone at 971-413-4126.

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