The submission deadline for 2024 awards is extended until November 1, 2023.
Doctoral Dissertation – First Place
Yian Chen, University of California, Los Angeles, California-Nevada Section
Doctoral Dissertation – Second Place
Irene Garousi-Nejad , Utah State University, Intermountain Section
Master’s Thesis – First Place
Padmanabhan Krishnaswamy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, California-Nevada Section
Master’s Thesis – Second Place
Berkley Anderson, University of California, Davis, California-Nevada Section
The Academic Achievement Award encourages academic excellence by recognizing contributions to the field of public water supply. All masters thesis and doctoral dissertations that are relevant to the water supply industry are eligible. The manuscript must reflect the work of a single author and be submitted during the competition year in which it was submitted for the degree.
First year awarded – 1966
Through 1979 – first, second and sometimes third place awards were given
Beginning in 1980 – first and second place for Masters theses and doctoral dissertation were given
The deadline to apply is October 1 annually.
Doctoral Dissertation— First Place is $3,000 one-time award; Second Place is $1,500 one-time award
Masters Thesis— First Place is $3,000 one-time award; Second Place is $1,500 one-time award
Application Instructions: Please submit a .pdf of your thesis or dissertation using the form below. Please attach a letter of endorsement from the instructor or major professor under whom your research work was performed.
Also attach a one-page abstract indicating the significance of your thesis or dissertation to the water supply industry.