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OWWA/AWWA Awards

Each year the OWWA and AWWA honour their members through various achievement awards. The individuals who receive these awards are recognized for their hard work and dedication to the water profession — most awards are presented at the annual conference held in early May.

Recent OWWA award winners are listed below. To view the complete list, click here.

The Call for Awards is presented each year in the early summer with a deadline for receipt of nominations in the first week of September.

Nominations are reviewed and recommendations made to the Board of Directors by the Awards Committee which consists of four past Fuller Awardees and the Past President (OWWA).

The following awards are generally presented by OWWA:

George Warren Fuller Award Dr. Albert E. Berry Membership Award
Norman J. Howard Award Michael R. Provart Environmental Award
Operator’s Meritorious Service Award Water Efficiency Awards

More detail about several of these awards can be found in the Fall 2012 issue of Pipeline.

The George Warren Fuller Award

The George Warren Fuller Award is presented to a Section member for their distinguished service to the water supply field in commemoration of the sound engineering skill, brilliant diplomatic talent, and constructive leadership which characterized the life of George Warren Fuller.

The AWWA recognizes Dr. Saad Jasim, PhD, PEng.

 

Recipients

  • 2016 Saad Jasim, Windsor
  • 2015 Tom Moulton, Toronto
  • 2014 John Braam, London
  • 2013 Jim Merritt, Toronto
  • 2012 Wayne Stiver, Peterborough
  • 2011 Susan Andrews, Toronto
  • 2010 Maxwell Christie, Napanee
  • 2009 Dr. Robert Andrews, Toronto
  • 2008 Stephen D. Burns, Goderich

View the complete list.

The Norman J.Howard Award

The Norman J. Howard Award recognizes proficiency in one or more of the following areas of a municipal water supply – design, construction, operation, maintenance, management, regulation and research.

Steve Dennis, AWWA Visiting Director and Vice President of AWWA, presents the Norman J. Howard Award to Andrew J. Henry, Division Manager for the Lake Huron & Elgin Area Primary Water Supply Systems.

 

Recipients

  • 2016 Andrew J. Henry, London
  • 2015 Hans Kamping, Peterborough
  • 2014 John Thompson, Barrie
  • 2013 Robert LeCraw, Newmarket
  • 2012 Douglas Parker, Belleville
  • 2011 Garry Palmateer, London
  • 2010 Michael Tobalt, Ottawa
  • 2009 Nick J. Benkovich, Sudbury
  • 2008 Donald P. Currie, Muskoka

View the complete list.

The Operator’s Meritorious Service Award

The Operator’s Meritorious Service Award recognizes commitment and long-term service beyond the requirements of normal operating duties and regulatory compliance.

Gary Houghton, OWWA President, presents the Operators Meritorious Service Award to Tim Wettlaufer, of the City of Waterloo.

 

Recipients

  • 2016 Tim Wettlaufer, Waterloo
  • 2015 Mike Janas, Niagara
  • 2014 Kevan Light, Peterborough
  • 2013 Steve Cripps, Barrie
  • 2012 Ted Joynt, Town of Smiths Falls
  • 2011 Dave Jordan, Toronto
  • 2010 Daniel Huggins, London
  • 2009 Chris Norman, Lakefield
  • 2008 Neville Hewage, City of Greater Sudbury

View the complete list.

The Albert E. Berry Award

The Dr. Albert E. Berry Award recognizes extraordinary contribution to membership promotion and OWWA activities.

Steve Dennis, Vice President of AWWA, presents Ken Campbell on behalf of Nathaniel Andres, Chair of OWWA’s Membership Engagement & Development Committee 2013–2016 with the 2016 Berry Award.

 

Recipients

  • 2016 Nathaniel Andres, Toronto
  • 2015 City of Toronto,Toronto
  • 2014 Linda Cooke, Mississauga
  • 2013 Michael Welch, Mississauga
  • 2012 The City of London
  • 2011 Neptune Technology Group Canada Ltd.
  • 2010 Heather Broomer, Pickering
  • 2009 The Town of Midland
  • 2008 Peterborough Utilities Service Inc., Peterborough

View the complete list.

Appreciation Certificates

Appreciation Certificates recognize significant contributions to the Section as a committee member, director, representative of OWWA or other extraordinary contributions to the Section over an extended period.

The OWWA Appreciation Certificate is presented by Gary Houghton, OWWA President to Zoran Filinov of R.V. Anderson.

The OWWA Appreciation Certificate is presented by Gary Houghton, OWWA President to Mike Fairbanks, Region of York.

The OWWA Appreciation Certificate is presented by
Gary Houghton, OWWA President to Mike Fairbanks,
Region of York.

The OWWA Appreciation Certificate is presented by Gary Houghton, OWWA President to Aziz Ahmed, Supervisor, Approvals and Licensing at Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.

The OWWA Appreciation Certificate is presented by Gary Houghton, OWWA President to Simon Gautrey, who has been Chair of the OWWA Source Water Protection Committee since 2011

The OWWA Appreciation Certificate is presented
by Gary Houghton, OWWA President to
Simon Gautrey, who has been Chair of the OWWA Source Water Protection Committee since 2011

2016 Recipients

  • Zoran Filinov, Toronto
  • Aziz Ahmed, Toronto
  • Mike Fairbanks, York Region
  • Simon Gautrey, Hamilton

2015 Recipients

  • Nick Reid, Toronto
  • Ernie Ting, Markham
  • Roland Welker, London
  • Theresa McClenaghan,Toronto

2014 Recipient

  • Douglas Parker, Belleville

2013 Recipients

  • John Anderson, Haliburton
  • Carl Bodimede, Niagara Falls

2012 Recipient

  • Ian Smith, Toronto

2011 Recipients

  • Indra Prashad, Toronto
  • Kingsley Blease, Wellington
  • Tony Petrucci, Toronto
  • Troy Leyburne, Brampton

2010 Recipients

  • Brian Jobb, Walkerton
  • Hans Kamping, Peterborough
  • Krys Potapczyk, Toronto

 

Michael R. Provart Environmental Award

The Provart Award is presented each year in memory of a former Chair (President) of OWWA (1987-1988), Michael R. Provart. This award recognizes an Ontario university student, graduate or undergraduate, for excellence in his/her presentation at Ontario’s Water Conference & Trade Show. The presentation may be either oral in the University Forum portion of the conference or in the form of a poster. The award ($1000) is made possible through contributions by the Provart family, Dillon Consulting and the Ontario Water Works Association.

Justin Doiron of Dillon Consulting , presents the Michael R. Provart Environmental Award to Nicolas Paleato.

 

Recipients

  • 2016 Nicolas Paleato, University of Toronto
  • 2015 Michael McKie, University of Toronto
  • 2014 Sylvia Vlad, University of Waterloo
  • 2013 Dana Zheng, University of Toronto
  • 2012 Mark Spanjers, University of Waterloo
  • 2011 Avid Banihashemi, University of Waterloo
  • 2010 Ruqiao (Emma) Shen, University of Toronto
  • 2009 Hong Zhang, University of Toronto
  • 2008 Monique Waller, University of Toronto

View the complete list.

Water Efficiency Awards

Each year for more than 10 years the OWWA Water Efficiency Committee has recognized outstanding initiatives in water efficiency in both the public and private sector.

Awards of Excellence in Water Efficiency

  • Public Sector & Utilities Award
  • Private Sector Award

Awards are presented at the OWWA/OMWA Annual Conference and Trade Show.

2016 Recipients

  • Public Sector & Utilities, Region of Waterloo Restaurant Certification Program, Waterloo
  • Private Sector Award, Western University Water Management Program, London
  • Public Education & Awareness, The Water Smart Irrigation Professional (WSIP) certification program

2015 Recipients

  • Public Sector & Utilities, Toronto Water, Toronto
  • Private Sector Award, Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto

2014 Recipients

  • Public Education & Awareness, City of London
  • Public Sector & Utility, County of Oxford

2013 Recipients

  • Public Sector & Utilities, Kingston
  • Private Sector, Sanofi Pasteur

2012 Recipients

  • Public Sector & Utilities, City of Waterloo
  • Private Sector, Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel
  • Public Education & Awareness, City of Hamilton Public Works

2011 Recipients

  • Public Sector & Utilities, City of Guelph
  • Private Sector, Labatt Breweries of Canada, London
  • Public Education & Awareness, The Regional Municipality of York

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