Awards

Hatfield Award

The William D. Hatfield Award is presented to operators of wastewater treatment plants for outstanding performance and professionalism.  This award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Monday, May 6 at the 2024 WEAO OWWA Joint Conference at Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

William D. Hatfield Award – Call for Nominations 2024

Nomination Form

Nominations are now open.

Deadline to submit a nomination is February 23, 2024.

Golden Maintenance Hole Award

The Golden Manhole Award recognizes those who have shown dedication to the area of sewer (wastewater and stormwater) collection systems.  This award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Monday, May 6 at the 2024 WEAO OWWA Joint Conference at Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

Golden Maintenance Hole Award – Call for Nominations 2024

Nomination Form

Nominations are now open.

Deadline to submit a nomination is February 23, 2024.

Geoffrey T. G. Scott Award

The Geoffrey T. G. Scott Memorial Award recognizes a member of the water environment industry in Canada for his/her outstanding example of leadership and inspiration in championing a worthwhile endeavour and thereby advancing the mission of the water environment industry.  This award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Monday, May 6 at the 2024 WEAO OWWA Joint Conference at Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

Geoffrey TG Scott Award – Call for Nominations 2024

Nomination Form

Nominations are now open.

Deadline to submit a nomination is February 23, 2024.

Outstanding YP Award

The Outstanding Young Professional Award recognizes the contribution of a young professional to the Ontario wastewater industry.   This award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Monday, May 6 at the 2024 WEAO OWWA Joint Conference at Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

Outstanding YP – Call for Nominations 2024

Nomination Form

Nominations are now open.

Deadline to submit a nomination is February 23, 2024.

George W. Burke Award

The purpose of the George W. Burke, Jr. Award is to encourage an active and effective safety program in municipal and industrial wastewater facilities.  This award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Monday, May 6 at the 2024 WEAO OWWA Joint Conference at Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

George W. Burke Award – Call for Nominations 2024

Nomination Form

Nominations are now open.

Deadline to submit a nomination is February 23, 2024.

Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award

The WEF Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award recognizes an individual for outstanding performance, professionalism and contributions to the water quality analysis profession.  This award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Monday, May 6 at the 2024 WEAO OWWA Joint Conference at Niagara Falls Convention Centre. 

Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award – Call for Nominations 2024

Nomination Form

Nominations are now open.

Deadline to submit a nomination is February 23, 2024

Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Committee representing water and wastewater associations awards a student each year for their water and environmental projects.

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Student Design Competition

The WEAO Student Design Competition provides an opportunity for Ontario post-secondary student teams to work on a real-world problem in the water industry. The 2024 WEAO Student Design Competition will take place in New Orleans in October, 2024.

For details, including submission deadline, click here

The deadline for submission is now CLOSED.

Residuals and Biosolids Awards

The Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) is soliciting nominations for the Annual Award for Exemplary Residuals and Biosolids Management, to recognize practitioners that go beyond the minimum requirements and “raise the bar” in the management of residuals and biosolids in Ontario.  

For details on these Awards, including submission deadline, click here.

The deadline for submission is now CLOSED.

OWWA/WEAO Climate Action Award

This award recognizes and acknowledges innovations in infrastructure that adapt to climate change (resilient infrastructure) or reduce climate impacts by significantly decreasing greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation). The award is open to all agencies, municipalities, and private sector companies in Ontario’s water sector.

To Submit Your Application, Please Click Here.

The deadline for submission is now CLOSED.

Intelligent Water Solutions Challenge

The Challenge focuses on innovative solutions to engineering and operation problems facing water and wastewater utilities.

For details on the challenge, click here

Challenge Solution Submission is now closed.