WEF Announces 2009 Excellence Award Winners

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) on Sept. 1 announced the recipients of the 2009 WEF Excellence Awards.

The awards will be presented at the WEF Awards and Presidential Celebration Reception during WEFTEC®.09, WEF’s 82nd annual technical exhibition and conference, on Oct. 13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The recipients are:

Camp Applied Research Medal--Ronald W. Crites

Collection Systems Award-- Gary A. Wyatt (posthumously)

Eddy Wastewater Principles and Processes Medal-- Dr. Remembrance Newcombe, Dr. Rebecca Rule, Brian Hart, Gregory Moller, Daniel Strawn, Tracy Grant, and Susan Childers

Emerson Distinguished Service Medal -- Dr. Richard D. Kuchenrither

Engelbrecht International Achievement Award -- James H. Clark

Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal -- Dr. Desmond F. Lawler, University of Texas – Austin

Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal -- Barry Pomeroy

Hazardous Waste Management Award -- Jeffrey L. Pintenich

Industrial Water Quality Achievement Award -- DuPont Engineering, Kenneth N. Wood

Industrial Water Quality Lifetime Achievement Award -- Davis L. Ford

Innovative Technology Award -- ADS Environmental Services – Sliicer.com (Collection Systems)

McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration, Sustainable Use Medal -- Dr. Genxu Wang, Dr. Jian Zhou, Dr. Jumpei Kubota, and Su Jimaping

Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award -- Fran Burlingham, P.E.

Public Education Award – Three Categories -- Julie Karleskint (Individual), North Carolina Water Environment Association (Member Association), and the Western Virginia Water Authority (Other)

Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal -- William C. Hiatt and C.P. Leslie Grady Jr.

Water Quality Improvement Award -- Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship -- Hector A. Garcia

WEFTEC.09 will feature 122 technical sessions, 31 workshops, nine facility tours and the latest research, training, solutions and cutting-edge technologies available in the water quality field.. Visit www.weftec.org for the latest conference details.

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