This award honors Philip F. Morgan, who served with distinction as professor of sanitary engineering at the State University of Iowa from 1948-1961. A respected practical researcher, he maintained a strong interest in plant operation. This award recognizes valuable contributions to the in-facility study and solution of operational problems.

Awards are given in two categories:
I. Work accomplished in plants serving more than 5,000
II. Work accomplished in plants serving less than 5,000

Who is Eligible:
I. Individuals
II. Groups
III. Organizations


i. Nominee must be a member in good standing of the Water Environment Federation.
ii. Nominations must demonstrate originality, significance, comprehensiveness, effort, and most importantly, the verification of an idea.
iii. The solution should involve the use of innovative technological methods, be generally applicable, and increase plant efficiency.
iv. Supporting documentation must accompany each nomination.

WEF Membership Requirements for Application

If the nominee for this award is a person, we require them to be a current (not expired) WEF Member.

If the nominee for this award is a Utility, then the nominee does not need to be a WEF member.

Regardless of the Nominee, we require that the Nominator be a current (not expired) WEF Member, in order for the Nominee to be considered for this Award.

*If the nomination is being submitted by a Member Association (MA) or Community/Committee, please indicate the MA name or Community/Committee name within the application in lieu of a WEF Member ID #.

If needed, contact WEF’s Customer Service Center for WEF Member ID information: | 1-800-666-0206 | 703-684-2400 | International Members/Customers: 1-571-830-1545


  • Online Nomination Form
  • One page biography of the nominee
  • Specific reasons for nomination (one page maximum)
  • Any other supporting material required under criteria or that you feel would be helpful in the selection process.

Nominations Accepted From:

WEF Member Associations
WEF Members
WEF Committees

Nominations Deadline:

Application will be available annually on January 15 and close annually on March 31 at 11:59PM (Eastern).


Questions or Comments?

Contact: Rebecca Culhane
Manager, Awards and Scholarships
Phone: 1 + (703-684-2400) x7070