The W. Wesley Eckenfelder Industrial Water Quality Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and honors an individual who has made substantial and measurable engineering, scientific, and/or operations contributions to the management or treatment of industrial wastes related to the improvement of water quality.


  1. Member in good standing of the Water Environment Federation
  2. A minimum of 25 years of significant technical contributions and impact on the body of engineering, scientific, and operational knowledge related to the treatment and/or disposal of industrial wastes.
  3. Significant contribution to the professional advancement of engineers, scientists and/or other professionals in the area of industrial waste management.


  • Online Nomination Form
  • Resume of the nominee emphasizing career achievements
  • Specific reasons for nomination (one page maximum)
  • Any other supporting material required under the selection criteria or that would be helpful in the selection process

Nominations Accepted From:

WEF Members
Member Associations

Nominations Deadline:
Application will be available annually on January 15 and close March 31.


Questions or Comments?

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