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.


i. Member of the Water Environment Federation
ii. 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.
iii. 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 April 1.



To view past recipients of the W. Wesley Eckenfelder Industrial Water Quality Lifetime Achievement Award, click here.

Questions or Comments?


Tori Cox, Manager-Association Engagement
ph: 703-684-2400, ext. 7070
e-mail: [email protected]