Division Best Paper Award

Division Best Paper Award

2021 Recipients

Water Conservation

Thomas W. Chesnutt: “Statistical Estimates of Water Savings From Landscape Transformation Programs,” AWWA Water Science, January 2020

Water Science & Research

Alexander S. Gorzalski, Gregory W. Harrington, and Orlando Coronell: “Impact of Model Selection on Predicted Contaminant Degradation in Water Treatment,” AWWA Water Science, June 2020

Water Resource Sustainability

David MacNevin and Greta Zornes: “Health Risks From Protozoa in Potable Reuse: Implications of Florida’s Data Set,” AWWA Water Science, October 2020

Water Quality Technology

Caitlin R. Proctor, William J. Rhoads, Tim Keane, Maryam Salehi, Kerry Hamilton, Kelsey J. Pieper, David M. Cwiertny, Michele Prévost, and Andrew J. Whelton: “Considerations for Large Building Water Quality After Extended Stagnation,” AWWA Water Science, June 2020

Distribution & Plant Operations

Christopher Kahn, Aaron Damiani, and Shaoqing Ge: “Validation of Water Main Failure Predictions: A 2‐Year Case Study,” AWWA Water Science, May 2020 Engineering & Construction Raja Kammoun, Simon Barrette, Françoise Bichai, Sarah Dorner, and Michèle Prévost: “A Hydrocarbon Pipeline Spill Risk Assessment Framework for Drinking Water Supply,” AWWA Water Science, July 2020

Management & Leadership

Manuel P. Teodoro and Robin Rose Saywitz: “Water and Sewer Affordability in the United States: A 2019 Update,” AWWA Water Science, April 2020


Award Criteria

Purpose of the Award: To recognize annually the author(s) of outstanding papers from each AWWA Technical and Education (TEC) Division published in AWWA Water Science from January through December of the previous year.

The Award: A Division Best Paper Plaque.

Frequency of the Award: Annually.

Eligibility for the Award: All peer-reviewed papers published in AWWA Water Science, with at least one author who is an AWWA member at the time of publication are eligible.

Entry Requirements: All papers eligible for the award are automatically considered.

Nomination Procedures: Because all papers meeting the eligibility requirements are considered for the award, there are no nomination procedures.

Division Award Committee Membership: The TEC Division chair shall appoint three members, subject to concurrence by the Division Board of Trustees, to serve as the Division award committee. The TEC Division chair is authorized to appoint a replacement for any committee member who has conflict of interest.

Method of Selecting Best Paper: The staff shall categorize all eligible papers and assign them to the responsible Division awards committees. Each division awards committee shall rate papers assigned to it. The titles of the papers are ranked and submitted by the TEC Division award committee chair to AWWA staff before January 15. The top-rated paper from each TEC Division is forwarded to the Publications Award Committee for selection of the Publications Award.

Presentation of the Award: The TEC Division Best Paper awards will be presented for each TEC Division’s top-rated paper at the Awards Session at the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition.

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