CSWEA Awards

    The following is a listing of the awards that are given by, or through, the Central States Water Environment Association and the qualifications necessary to be considered for an award. Included with each award link is a listing of past award winners. In making this information available to the membership, it is hoped that deserving individuals and organizations may receive the recognition they deserve for their contribution to the Association and the profession.

    Submit Nomination


    Call for Awards


    For more information contact General Awards Committee co-chairs or the contact person listed for each award.


    Amy Underwood
    Downers Grove Sanitary District

    Tracy Hodel
    City of St. Cloud



    Central States Water Environment Association Awards

    CSWEA Sponsored Activities

    Stockholm Junior Water Prize

    Student Paper Competition

    Water Environment Federation (WEF) Awards

    Arthur Sidney Bedell Award

    George W. Burke, Jr. Facility Safety Award

    William D. Hatfield Award

    Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award

    Honorary Membership

    Quarter Century Operator Award

    WEF Service Awards

    Outstanding Personal Service
    – Charles Alvin Emerson Medal
    – Richard S. Englebrecht Award
    – Harry E. Schlenz Medal

    Excellence in Water Quality Achievement
    – Outstanding Achievement in Water Quality Improvement
    – Industrial Water Quality Achievement

    Service in Engineering Education
    – Gordon Maskew Fair Medal

    Service in Public Education
    – Public Education Award

    George Bradley Gascoigne Medal

    Project and Professional Excellence
    – Thomas R. Camp Medal
    – Phillip F. Morgan Medal

    Innovative Facility Design Award
    George J. Schroepfer Medal

    State Section Awards

    WI Section – Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Resource Recovery (3R3E) Award

    The purpose of this award is to promote an individual or organization in Wisconsin that has implemented an outstanding, novel or otherwise especially impactful project to increase renewable energy generation, energy efficiency, and/or resource recovery from industrial, agricultural, municipal or domestic wastewater or wastewater residuals. The award recipient will receive a plaque commemorating the achievement and a spotlight in the CSWEA publication Central States Water showcasing the awarded project and organization.

    Mission Statement

    To provide a Water Environment Federation (WEF) organization (Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin) offering multiple opportunities for the exchange of water quality knowledge and experiences among its members and the public and to foster a greater awareness of water quality achievements and challenges.