The call for nominations is open through Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Water Quality Assn. (WQA) members have an opportunity to nominate their peers for one of several awards recognizing individuals for their service to the water quality improvement industry.
Nominations are evaluated against each individual award's criteria, and should include as much information as possible about the individual and the reasons they should be considered for a particular award (see award categories below). The information supplied is critical in assisting the awards panel's decision-making process. Winners will be announced at the Opening General Session of WQA Aquatech USA 2015. This year's convention will be held April 21 to 24, 2015, in Las Vegas. Please note that some awards may not be given every year.
The call for nominations is open through Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
WQA awards individuals in the following categories:
- The Hall of Fame Award recipient is recognized for his or her lifetime dedication and service to the water quality improvement industry and association.
- The Lifetime Membership Award is given to those individuals who are or have been active within the industry, have rendered exemplary service to the association, and whose knowledge and accomplishments in the field of water quality entitle them to special recognition.
- The Key Award recognizes a WQA member for demonstrating the highest qualities of leadership within his or her company, industry and various associations, as well as local, civic and community activities.
- The Ray Cross Award is given in honor of Ray E. Cross, water specialist emeritus and past president of WCAI 1960. This award recognizes current and former WQA members whose pioneer spirit and unwavering commitment has made a notable difference in the water treatment industry and who have not been previously honored with a leadership award.
- The Regents Award is presented to an individual (or group of individuals) who has made a significant contribution at the state or local level working with issues affecting the industry, such as ethics, legislation or educational efforts.
- The Award of Merit may be presented to more than one company, individual or organization in recognition of exceptional service given to the water quality improvement industry.
- The International Award of Merit is given to an individual, organization or to more than one company that has made significant contributions to the international water quality improvement industry.
- The Honorary Membership Award is given to an individual whose occupation is outside the industry, but whose contributions to mankind through research, dedication and exemplary service in the field of water quality are admirable.