Division Best Paper Award

Division Best Paper Award

2020 Recipients

Distribution & Plant Operations Division

“Spatiotemporal and deterioration assessment of water main failures.” 

Diego Martínez García, Juneseok Lee, Jonathan Keck, Paul Yang, and Robert Guzzetta

Engineering & Construction Division

“Pressure-dependent demand under pressure-deficient conditions.” 

Thomas Walski, Michael Havard, Bruce Yankelitis, Jon Youells, and Brian Whitman

Management & Leadership Division

“Water and sewer affordability in the United States.”

Manuel P. Teodoro

Water Quality & Technology Division

“Effectiveness of point-of-use/point-of-entry systems to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from drinking water.” 

Craig Patterson, Jonathan Burkhardt, Donald Schupp, E. Radha Krishnan, Stephen Dyment, Steven Merritt, Lawrence Zintek, and Danielle Kleinmaier

Water Resource Sustainability Division

“Evaluating the sustainability of indirect potable reuse and direct potable reuse: a Southern Nevada case study”

Cory Dow, Sajjad Ahmad, Krystyna Stave, and Daniel Gerrity

Water Science & Research Division

“Laboratory stimulation of postfire effects on conventional drinking water treatment and disinfection byproduct formation” 

Amanda K. Hohner, R. Scott Summers, and Fernando L. Rosario-Ortiz


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.