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.

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



Troy Larson
Strand Associates, Inc.

Amy Underwood
Downers Grove Sanitary District



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.

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