Significant accomplishments in promoting awareness and understanding of water environment issues among the general public, through the development and implementation of public education programs. There are three categories of awards: Individual, Member Association, and Other.
Committee on Public Education
1. The Committee on Public Education shall plan and coordinate activities to inform the general public and increase their awareness of the importance of maintaining and improving the quality of water resources and of the importance of water quality professionals in maintaining and improving the quality of water resources.
2. The Committee shall consist of the chairs of the State Section Public Education Committees, and other committee members as recommended by the State Sections or the Committee Chair. The chair from the State Section hosting the Annual Meeting shall be the Chair.
The Committee duties shall be to:
a. Develop and maintain communication links between State Section representatives regarding public education efforts, successes and/or failures or programs.
b. Coordinate and promote national and local events such was World Toilet Day, World Water Day, Water Related Festival and activities by providing materials and promotional recommendations to the membership of the State Sections of the Association.
c. Be responsible for providing WEF allocated public education brochures and other educational materials to the State Section Committees.
d. Coordinate, update and implement the use of the CSWEA/IWEA Ten Day Water Curriculum
e. Recommend new programs and/or ideas for the enhancement of public education in water quality protection and the water quality profession.
f. Coordinate and promote public education topics for the annual meetings and/or specialty conferences.
g. Coordinate Association activities relating to: General grade school and high school education programs, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition.
h. Conduct a committee meeting at the Annual Meeting.
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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.