Our continued success in providing relevant and trusted research is dependent on the expertise and aspirations of our subscribers and research partners. To honor some of our most influential utility and research partners, we established two annual awards.

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. (Award Criteria)

The Dr. Pankaj Parekh Research Innovation Award honors researchers and research teams who have made significant contributions to advancing the science of water through WRF-sponsored research. (Award Criteria)


 2018 Water Research Foundation Award Winners

Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research Winners

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Dr. Pankaj Parekh Research Innovation Award Winner

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​Dr. George Di Giovanni
Metropolitan Water District of Souther California


Past Award Winners

2017

Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research Winners
  City of Calgary
  Tarrant Regional Water District
Dr. Pankaj Parekh Research Innovation Award Winner
   Stuart Krasner, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

2016

Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research Winners
  Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
  Milwaukee Water Works

Dr. Pankaj Parekh Research Innovation Award Winner
   Dr. Bob Raucher, Abt Associates

2015

Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research Winners
  Greater Cincinnati Water Works
  Philadelphia Water Department
Dr. Pankaj Parekh Research Innovation Award Winner
  Dr. Shane Snyder


2014

Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research Winners
  Louisville Water Company
  The Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority
Dr. Pankaj Parekh Research Innovation Award Winner
  Issam N. Najm, PhD, PE, President, Water Quality & Treatment Solutions, Inc


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Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research Winners
  Las Vegas Valley Water District
  Portland Water Bureau
Research Innovation Award Winner
  Mark LeChevallier, the Director of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship at American Water


2012

Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research Winners
  New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  American Water
Research Innovation Award Winner
  Jennifer Clancy, PhD, Chief Scientist, Corona Environmental Consulting