Call for nominations issued for WRF's award programs

Nominations for the Water Research Foundation's two major award programs have been issued.

DENVER, CO, Nov. 19, 2013 -- Nominations for the Water Research Foundation's (WRF's) two major award programs, the Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research and the Research Innovation Award, have been issued.

The Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research honors subscribing utilities that have made notable improvements to their treatment, delivery and/or management processes through the successful application of WRF research. Likewise, the Research Innovation Award honors researchers and research teams who have made significant contributions to advancing the science of water through WRF-sponsored research.

In announcing the call for award nominations, WRF executive director Rob Renner said, "Essential to Water Research Foundation's success is the dedication and passionate support of researchers and our subscribing utilities. These award programs help highlight the significant contributions that industry leaders make in promoting our mission of advancing the science of water."

The winners for each year are selected by WRF's board of trustees' Awards Committee. The 2014 winners will be announced at WRF's Annual Subscriber Breakfast event to be held on Monday, June 9 in Boston, Mass. The breakfast is held in conjunction with the American Water Works Association's (AWWA's) Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE).

The deadline for submitting nominations is Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Only nominations submitted via WRF's website will be accepted. Anyone, including, but not limited to subscribers, researchers, staff and other partners can nominate qualified individuals and organizations for both awards.


About the Water Research Foundation

The Water Research Foundation is an internationally recognized leader in sponsoring research that supports the water community in holistically and cooperatively managing water from all sources to meet social, environmental, and economic needs. WRF’s research provides reliable and relevant solutions to the most critical challenges facing the water community today and into the future. Founded in 1966, WRF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has sponsored nearly 1,500 research projects and serves more than 1,000 subscribing organizations. For more information, go to


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