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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.

Jim Merritt receives the OWWA Fuller Award Pin from AWWA Vice-President Gene Koontz

Jim Merritt receives the OWWA Fuller Award Pin from AWWA Vice-President Gene Koontz

Recipients

  • 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.

Robert LeCraw receives the Norman J. Howard Award from AWWA Vice-President Gene Koontz

Robert LeCraw receives the Norman J. Howard Award from AWWA Vice-President Gene Koontz

Recipients

  • 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.

Sandra Brunet receives the Operator's Meritorious Service Award on behalf of Steve Cripps from OWWA Past President Ray Miller

Sandra Brunet receives the Operator’s Meritorious Service Award on behalf of Steve Cripps from OWWA Past President Ray Miller

Recipients

  • 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.

Michael Welch receives the Albert E. Berry Award from OWWA Past President Ray Miller

Michael Welch receives the Albert E. Berry Award from OWWA Past President Ray Miller

Recipients

  • 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 Tributes

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

John Anderson receives the Award of Appreciation from OWWA Past President Ray Miller and AWWA Vice-President Gene Koontz

John Anderson receives the Award of Appreciation from OWWA Past President Ray Miller and AWWA Vice-President Gene Koontz

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 the OWWA/OMWA Joint Annual Conference. 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.

Dana Zheng receives the Michael Provart Environmental Award and $1000 cheque from Anne Provart and OWWA Past President Ray Miller

Dana Zheng receives the Michael Provart Environmental Award and $1000 cheque from Anne Provart and OWWA Past President Ray Miller

Recipients

  • 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.

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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