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Awards honor projects and individuals that advance the efficient use of water resources
Innovative approaches to addressing water resources issues resulting from climate change, population growth and depletion or contamination of existing sources were honored during the WateReuse Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon held Sept. 14 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle.
The awards recognize projects and individuals that advance the beneficial and efficient use of water resources through education, sound science and technology using reclamation, recycling, reuse or desalination for the benefit of the public and the environment. The award recipients are listed below.
WateReuse Projects of the Year – Large
Butler Drive Water Reclamation Facility (Peoria, Ariz.); and
George W. Shannon Wetlands Water Recycling Facility (Streetman, Texas).
WateReuse Project of the Year – Small
Englewood Water District Water Reclamation Facility (Englewood, Fla.).
WateReuse Project of the Year – Desalination Facility
Cache Creek Desalination Facility (Capay Valley, Calif.).
WateReuse Institution of the Year
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, N.C.).
WateReuse Public Education Program of the Year
The Constructed Wetlands: An Exhibit in the Gardens of the Springs Preserve (Las Vegas).
WateReuse Customer of the Year
Pebble Beach Company (Pebble Beach, Calif.).
WateReuse Person of the Year
Eric Rosenblum, City of San Jose Municipal Water District, South Bay Water Recycling System (San Jose, Calif.); and
Linda Macpherson, CH2M HILL (Portland, Ore.).
WateReuse Awards of Merit
City of Clovis Water Reuse Facility (Clovis, Calif.);
Collier County South Regional Desalination Plant (Naples, Fla.);
Leisure Village Association (Camarillo, Calif.);
The Olympic Club (San Francisco, Calif.);
The Wollongong Recycled Water Scheme (Parramatta, Australia); and
Watsonville Area Water Recycling Project (Watsonville, Calif.).