Membership in the HWEA Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers (also known as the “5-S Chapter”) is bestowed on individuals in recognition of outstanding service to the association or to WEF. The original chapter was established in 1940 by theArizona Water and Pollution Control Association. The idea was conceived by A.W. “Dusty” Miller and F. Carlyle Roberts, Jr. to recognize the fact that many members do not receive the coveted Bedell Award or become Association President, but nevertheless contribute in some outstanding measure to the affairs and success of an Association.READ THIS DOCUMENT
In addition to the WEF-sponsored awards mentioned above, HWEA sponsors additional awards which are specific to our association. Some of the awards which recognize members for outstanding service or achievement to the association are as follows.
WEA SERVICE AWARD
The HWEA Service Award is presented annually to the outgoing HWEA National Director, President, PWO Representative, and Specialty Committee Chairs. The award is generally given at the annual HWEA conference banquet.
HWEA APPRECIATION AWARD
The HWEA Appreciation Award is given to Specialty Committee members who provide outstanding service to the association. Awardees are usually nominated by their respective Specialty Committee Chairpersons. The award is generally given at the annual conference executive committee breakfast.
HWEA OPERATIONS CHALLENGE
The Operations Challenge Award is presented to the winner of the annual HWEA conference Operations Challenge which tests the skills of professional wastewater operators. The winning team qualifies for the national Operations Challenge at the annual WEFTEC conference and expo. The award is generally presented at the luncheon on the last day of the annual HWEA conference.
OTHER HWEA PROFESSIONAL WASTEWATER OPERATOR AWARDS
Other professional wastewater operator awards include the Operations Achievement, Bill Hong Operator of the Year, and Operations Incentive Awards.
If there is someone you know in the HWEA that is deserving of any of the above awards, the HWEA would appreciate your submission of a nomination. Nominations are to be submitted by turning in an HWEA nomination form. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Additional information can also be obtained by e-mailing email@example.com for the Hatfield award, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org for the Laboratory Analyst Excellence award.READ THIS DOCUMENT
Scholarships and tuition reimbursements are awarded by HWEA on an annual basis for members and their immediate family. Award criteria is based on academic achievement in the water environment protection field.
STOCKHOLM JUNIOR WATER PRIZE
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is the most prestigious international youth award for a water science research project. Its purpose is to increase students’ interest in water-related issues and research, and to sensitize them – as future leaders – to global water challenges.
HRH Crown Princess Victoria is the patron of the prize. In a royal ceremony during the annual World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, the international winner receives a cash award and a blue crystal sculpture in the shape of a water droplet, crafted by Hanne Dreutler.READ THIS DOCUMENT