NAWC selects SUEZ North America's Elizabeth Watson to receive Living Water Award
The National Association of Water Companies recently announced that it has selected Elizabeth Watson of SUEZ North America as a recipient of the NAWC Living Water Awards.
WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 17, 2015 -- The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) recently announced that it has selected Elizabeth Watson of SUEZ North America, an environmental services firm, as a recipient of the NAWC Living Water Awards. The Living Water Awards program, established in 2012, celebrates exemplary private water industry professionals who are "living water" through their commitment to quality, service and the community.
Watson, energy manager for SUEZ, has spent the past five years studying energy issues at company sites and looking for new opportunities to reduce energy consumption and lower costs. She has identified several innovative methods -- advanced metering and process control, comprehensive energy audits and staff mentoring -- to help meet these objectives.
Watson's efforts have led to the delivery of energy-efficient processes, renewable energy systems, green infrastructure solutions, and demand response to municipal, institutional and industrial clients across the nation. Her global vision of the company's energy consumption is a 5-percent reduction by 2016. Watson's focus on energy efficiency not only helps every local SUEZ site, but it benefits the environment and everyone.
"While all water professionals carry a great responsibility of being stewards of the environment, most people assume that means protecting the water itself," said Michael Deane, NAWC executive director. "Elizabeth is a perfect example of someone in our industry that is finding other ways to protect the environment and improve her company's bottom line at the same time. I applaud her for her ingenuity and perseverance. She is certainly deserving of a Living Water Award."
The National Association of Water Companies is the voice of the private water industry and the organization exclusively representing this group of quality water service providers, innovation drivers, creative financiers and responsible partners. For more information, visit NAWC.org.