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July 28, 2011

Water Environment Federation Announces Winners of the 2011 WEF Excellence Awards

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces the winners of the 2011 WEF Excellence Awards. The awards will be presented during WEFTEC® 2011, WEF’s 84th annual technical exhibition and conference, this October in Los Angeles, Calif.

2011 WEF Excellence Award Recipients
Camp Applied Research Award
Dr. Henryk Melcer

Collection Systems Award
Joan Hawley
Eddy Wastewater Principles and Processes Medal
Chakkrid Sattayatewa, Krishna Pagilla, Robert Sharp and Paul Pitt
Emerson Distinguished Service Medal
Dr. Charles A.Sorber
Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal
Dr. Nancy Love

Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal
Amanda McInnis, Herb Bartle, Tom Adams and Coralynn Revis
Industrial Water Quality Achievement Award
Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc.
Innovative Technology Award
Adaptive N-Impeller™, ITT Water and Wastewater USA  - Collection Systems Category
BNR IntelliPro®, Aqua-Aerobics Systems, Inc. – Instrumentation Category
AdvanTex Treatment System, Orenco Systems, Inc. – Process Equipment Category
Smart Conveying Technology, seepex Inc. – Solids Handling/Disposal Category

McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration or Sustainable Use Award
Hua Cai, Alessia G. Eramo, Patrick J. Evans, Rodney Fricke and Rachel A. Brennan

Morgan Operational Solutions Award
Woodie Mark Muirhead

Member Association Achievement Award
Puerto Rico Water & Environment Association

Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award
Tom Johnson
Public Education Award – Two Categories
Jeffrey Kalmes – Individual Category
LOTT Clean Water Alliance  – Other Category

Public Officials Award
The Honorable John D. Dingell (15th District, MI), Robert E. Moore; The Metropolitan District Commission (Hartford, Conn.) and Councilwoman Jan Perry (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Water Quality Improvement Award
Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative 

WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship
Trevor Ghylin

WEFTEC 2011 will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from October 15-19, 2011. Visit www.weftec.org for the latest conference details. Click here for more information about the WEF Excellence Awards.

About WEF
Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations and staff proudly work to our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide. To learn more, visit www.wef.org.