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HWEA Receives Award from WEF

October 31, 2016

Hawaii Water Environment Association (HWEA) received the prestigious Public Communication and Outreach Program Award, Member Association category, from the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The award was presented during a ceremony at during the 89th WEFTEC® 2016, the world’s largest annual water quality conference and exhibition on September 24, 2016 in New Orleans, La. The event hosted thousands of global water quality experts and exhibiting companies at New Orleans Morial Convention Center from September 24-28, 2016.

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The WEF Public Communication & Outreach Program Award recognizes WEF members for significant accomplishments in promoting awareness and understanding of water environment issues among the general public through the development and implementation of public education programs.

According to the WEF Public Communication & Outreach Program Awards subcommittee, “HWEA has done an impressive job of ramping up its public education programs in the past few years. They are actively promoting and participating in a variety of outreach and educational activities including field trips, school visits, and more. They have made extensive use of social media.”

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2006 Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award

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The 2005-2006 recipient of the Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award goes to Merlita Cabauatan of the City & County of Honolulu. Merlita is currently a Sanitary Chemist I assigned to the Leeward Region, primarily at the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant. Merlita is essentially in charge of performing all process control analyses required by operations to make process control adjustments. Her pleasing personality and hard working attitude have gained her the respect and full cooperation of the operations and maintenance staff. Merlita also works with City environmental engineers from her division to perform special projects not only for the Honouliuli WWTP, but for the Department as a whole. Because of her willingness to accept jobs, she has become a valuable asset to the organization. She has also served in the facilities safety committee program, and annually serves as one of the instructors in teaching the mandatory Sexual Harassment class.

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2006 Arthur Sidney Bedell Award

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The 2005-2006 recipient of the Arthur Sidney Bedell award is Edie Eldeen, who is employed with the City & County of Honolulu’s Department Environmental Services, Regulatory Control Branch. Edie has been a member of WEF since 1978 and has served previously as HWEA Membership Chair (1990 to 1996) and as HWEA Conference Co-Chair (2006). Prior to moving to Hawaii, Edie was also very active in the Iowa Water Environment Association.

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2003 – 2004 Awardees

2003-2004 WEF ARTHUR SIDNEY BEDELL AWARDEE

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The Bedell Award was established by WEF to acknowledge extraordinary personal service to a member association (i.e., HWEA). Criteria for this award include organizational leadership, administrative service, membership activity, stimulation of technical functions, or similar participation.

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2002 – 2003 Awardees

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The Bedell Award was established by WEF to acknowledge extraordinary personal service to a member association (i.e., HWEA). Criteria for this award include organizational leadership, administrative service, membership activity, stimulation of technical functions, or similar participation.

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2003 Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winner

In April 2003, the Hawai‘i Water Environment Association (HWEA) chose Ms. Kiana L. Frank, a high school junior from Kamehameha Schools as the State SJWP winner at the 46th Hawai‘i State Science and Engineering Fair.  HWEA awarded Kiana a $250 prize and sponsored airfare for her and her parent to this year’s national competition.  The national competition was a three-day all expenses paid program that began on June 5 and ended with an awards presentation on June 7.   Aside from the academic pursuit of excellence, students were treated to a “Luau night” (complete with seashell center pieces, conga lines and limbo……limbo???), a dude ranch night (with horseback riding, line dancing, and campfires), and the final night included a medieval theme event.

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2000 – 2001 Awardees

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2000-2001 WEF ARTHUR SIDNEY BEDELL AWARDEE

The Bedell Award was established by WEF to acknowledge extraordinary personal service to a member association (i.e., HWEA). Criteria for this award include organizational leadership, administrative service, membership activity, stimulation of technical functions, or similar participation.

The 2000-2001 recipient of the Arthur Sidney Bedell award is Roy K. Abe, who is currently a Vice President at the consulting engineering company, Hawai‘i Pacific Engineers. Roy was born in Honolulu and graduated from Kaimuki High School in 1975. After high school, Roy attended the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, where in 1979 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He then attended graduate school and received a Master of Science degree in Sanitary Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980. Roy began his engineering career as a Project Engineer for M & E Pacific, where he was employed from 1980 to 1987. Along the way, he earned his P.E. license and from 1987 to present has been with Hawai‘i Pacific Engineers.

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1999 – 2000 Awardees

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1999-2000 WEF ARTHUR SIDNEY BEDELL AWARDEE

The Bedell Award was established by WEF to acknowledge extraordinary personal service to a member association (i.e., HWEA). Criteria for this award include organizational leadership, administrative service, membership activity, stimulation of technical functions, or similar participation.

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Hawai‘i Water Environment Association
PO Box 2422
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96804
General Inquiries: info@hwea.org