A.P. Black Research Award
Dr. Detlef R. U. Knappe
To recognize outstanding research contributions to water science and water supply rendered over an appreciable period of time.
Archie Becher, Jr. Award
To recognize outstanding accomplishments by a staff member of AWWA.
Award of Merit
Texas Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
To recognize those outside the water profession who have demonstrated outstanding service in support of the principles of AWWA in providing better water for people.
Chuck Van Der Kolk Award
Margaret L. Rodgers, Ohio Section
To recognize the individual member who recruited more new members than any other member.
Diversity & Inclusion Award
Individual Award Winner
Organizational Award Winner
Toho Water Authority
To recognize an individual, group, or organization that has created, promoted, and maintained diversity and inclusion by establishing an environment that recognizes, encourages, and effectively utilizes each individual's talents.
Dr. John L. Leal Award
The Dr. John L. Leal Award is presented annually for distinguished service to the water profession in commemoration of the sound medical/public health expertise and the courageous leadership advancing public health that characterized the life of Dr. John L. Leal.
Exemplary Source Water Protection Award
Small Source Water Systems
Winterset Municipal Waterworks
Large Source Water Systems
North Texas Municipal Water District
To recognize organizations in North America who have developed and are implementing exemplary source water protection programs.
Five Under 35 - Outstanding Young Professional Award
Clayton Freed, Arizona Section
Nicole Holloway, Southwest Section
Jenny Doyle, Missouri Section / Arizona Section
Lawrence Latour, Virginia Section
Susan Mukai, Hawaii Section
This award is presented to recognize and honor young professional members of AWWA who have demonstrated outstanding service to their Section or Association through leadership and active participation in AWWA YP programs.
Stephen Shirley and Chris Duncan, Central Arkansas Water (CAW)
In recognition of an act of heroism on the part of an employee(s) in the water utility profession wherein he or she, in the process of aiding some other person or persons, placed himself/herself at great personal risk.
Jack W. Hoffbuhr Award
Geneva L. Hudgins, Virgina Section
Recognition of outstanding performance and accomplishments by a Section professional staff member of AWWA.
Honorary Member Award
Brandy A. Kelso, City of Phoenix
Daniel Nix, City of Wichita Falls
To recognize members "whose knowledge and accomplishments in the field of water supply entitle him/her to special recognition."
Ranin Nseir, The Regional Municipality of York
To recognize members for fulfilling the Vision of the Innovation Initiative.
John Lechner Award of Excellence
David G. Polcari, CDM Smith
To recognize a Section Service Provider Member who has demonstrated exemplary service to the drinking water community and to AWWA’s Mission and goals.
Outstanding Service to AWWA Award
Mary Gugliuzza, City of Forth Worth Water Utility
To recognize and honor a member of the American Water Works Association who has demonstrated outstanding service to the Association through leadership and active participation in AWWA programs.
Public Communications Achievement
To recognize individual AWWA members and/or member organizations for fostering and supporting the development of public outreach programs and integrating public affairs as a core element of utility planning and management.
"Potable Reuse and PFAS," Journal AWWA, December 2022
To recognize and honor the most notable contribution, scientific or practical, to the public water supply profession as published in the Journal AWWA of the American Water Works Association.
Volunteer of the Year Award
John J. Donahue
To recognize and honor an individual AWWA member who has advanced AWWA Denver or D.C. through his/her volunteer time and efforts and has been a support to AWWA staff.
Water Industry Hall of Fame
Charlie Maddox, Austin Water Utility
John Gaston, Retired
The Water Industry Hall of Fame was established in 1970 to perpetuate the memory of those living and deceased who have made the most significant contributions to the field of public water supply.
City of Guelph Waterwork Engine House/Pumping Station
Hamilton's First Waterworks; Hialeah Water Treatment Plant
Kermit H. Lewin Seawater Desalination Water Treatment Plant
The Englewood Water District Lime Softening Plant
University of Central Florida - Elevated Water Storage Tower
To recognize and preserve an American, Canadian, or Mexican Water Landmark at least 50 years old that has had a direct and significant relationship with water supply, treatment, distribution, or technological development.
Zenno A. Gorder Award
Clara Shea, Atlantic Canada Section
To recognize the Section Staff member who recruited more new members than any other member.