WRA Awards Nomination Guidelines

Award nominations are solicited on a yearly basis and are given out in our Annual Recognition Dinner held each year in April. All worthy nominations will be considered. The guidelines for such nominations are provided below.

 

Eligibility

  • Projects or individual contributions developed during the past five years.

  • Projects or concepts, the design, construction, and/or implementation of which represent a substantial contribution to sound water resources management.

  • Projects or concepts, the design, construction, and/or implementation of which represent:
    - a savings in terms of dollars
    - conservation
    - promotion of health and safety
    - impact on water supplies
    - purification
    - wastewater, and/or
    - jobs

  • The project or concept must have had an impact on a community or region, the members of an industry, or an organization.

  • The project or concept should represent an advancement of knowledge or the application of sound principles of good water management.

  • An individual whose services have contributed to sound water management.

Applications
Applications will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Samuel S. Baxter Memorial Award - given to the candidate who best exemplifies the purposes of the WRA as evidenced by the contribution to sound water management that was the keystone of Philadelphia's former Water Commissioner.

  • Business and Industry Award - open to all who work and do business within the our-state Basin region, and who have demonstrated leadership in sound water management.

  • Government Award - given to a governmental body or individual who has contributed to sound water management.

  • WRA Achievement Award - for a member or member organization whose services have advanced the cause of sound water resources management.

  • Special Recognition Award - open to all individuals or organizations offering special input or guidance to water management projects during the past five years.

  • Dr. Ruth Patrick Excellence in Education Award - open to all individuals or organizations who have strived to educate and inform people of the water resources of the Delaware River Basin.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award- for an individual whose service through his lifetime and career has advanced the cause of sound water resources management. This award may not be given every year.

Submittals
Please type each submission nominating a candidate for one or more of the awards listed above on a separate sheet of paper. You may nominate yourself, your company, or another firm or individual. Please include all appropriate background information listed below for each entry submitted.

  • Award category

  • Nominee (include address and telephone number)

  • Description of project, concept, or contribution

  • Scope and cost of project (if available)

  • Unique features

  • Results and benefits

  • Nominator's name, address and telephone number

Ownership and Publication of Entries

All entries become the property of the Association. Materials will be returned upon request.

The Awards Committee may use or publish entries and accompanying materials in its advertising publications, or for other editorial purposes.

 

Please submit nominations to:
Kathy Klein, President
Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin
1211 Greenway Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
wra@wradrb.org

 

Nominations must be received by January 24.



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