Recognizing accomplishments in the education and development of future engineers, this medal honors Gordon Maskew Fair, a professor of sanitary engineering at Harvard University, who achieved exceptional results in preparing students for the water environment profession.

Beyond the purely technical information, Dr. Fair imparted to his students a desire for environmental harmony and taught them to use their engineering skills toward the realization of that end. His insight into the capabilities and limitations of the field of sanitary engineering inspired research and investigation into emerging areas of concern. This medal commemorates Dr. Fair's contributions and likewise the contributions of his fellow educators.

i. Detailed Resume or CV documenting significant accomplishments in the education and development of future engineers.
ii. Member of the Water Environment Federation.


  • 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:

A final copy of your nomiantion must be received by April 1, 2019.


To view past recipients of the Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal, click here.

Questions or Comments?

Kelsey Hurst, Awards Program Manager
Phone: 703-684-2477