Water Environment Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Annual Awards

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Now accepting applications for the 2013 Paul L. Busch Award and Award for Excellence in Innovation

The Award for Excellence in Innovation gives honorees an opportunity to proclaim their successes and provides some much-needed recognition and encouragement.

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is now accepting applications for 2013 for both its Award for Excellence in Innovation and The Paul L. Busch Award. The awards will be presented at the annual WERF Subscriber Recognition Luncheon in Chicago on Tuesday October 8, 2013 at the Water Environment Foundation’s annual WEFTEC.

“The Award for Excellence in Innovation celebrates those organizations that have used WERF research to help achieve a goal," states WERF Executive Director Glenn Reinhardt. "It gives honorees an opportunity to proclaim their successes and provides some much-needed recognition and encouragement." This award recognizes organizations that have made improvements to wastewater and stormwater collection, storage or treatment operations, facilities, or processes by applying WERF research. The 2012 recipient was San Antonio Water System.

Applicants for the Award for Excellence in Innovation may self-nominate or be nominated by a third party. Interested organizations must submit their application to WERF by June 1, 2013. “Honorees are publicly recognized through media releases, on the WERF website, at a special WERF event, and in their local communities,” states WERF Director of Communications, Carrie Capuco. More information on the Award for Excellence in Innovation, including the application process, is online at http://www.werf.org/awardforexcellence.

In the Paul L. Busch Award, WERF, through the Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research, is offering $100,000 to encourage researchers working in wastewater, water reuse, biosolids, stormwater, watersheds, and other areas to pursue groundbreaking research. The WERF Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research awarded the 2012 Paul L. Busch Award to University of Notre Dame’s Robert Nerenberg, Ph.D., P.E. to conduct research that lays the path for implementing an entire new class of novel electron donors for nitrogen removal processes.

The Paul L. Busch Award is granted to an individual or team. Utilities, universities, environmental firms, and others conducting water quality research or engineering work are encouraged to apply. Applicants may self-nominate or be nominated by a third party. Interested individuals or teams must submit their application to WERF by June 1, 2013. More information on the Paul L. Busch Award, including the application process, is online at http://www.werf.org/PaulLBusch.

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The Water Environment Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed in 1989, is America's leading independent scientific research organization dedicated to wastewater and stormwater issues.

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