The Water Research Foundation Seeks Nominations for $100K Paul L. Busch Award

Jan 11, 2023
Press Release

(Denver, CO) 01/11/23 – Each year, The Water Research Foundation (WRF) presents the Paul L. Busch Award to recognize an individual for innovative research in the field of water quality and the water environment. The award focuses on projects that will make significant contributions in bridging research and its practical application. Nominations for the 2023 award are now being accepted. Individuals can self-nominate or have their work nominated by others.

WRF’s Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research supports this annual award, which is named in honor of Paul L. Busch, PhD. Dr. Busch demonstrated creativity, visionary thinking, and practical application of scientific research—all of which are essential to ensure a clean water environment for future generations. As a leader in the water community, Dr. Busch challenged engineers and scientists to devise new solutions to current and future water quality challenges.

The award recipient will receive a grant of $100,000 to further their work, take risks, and explore new directions. Individuals from all segments of the water quality community are encouraged to submit nominations. The deadline to submit nominations is June 1, 2023.

Created in 2001, the Paul L. Busch Award has provided more than $2 million in funding to researchers who are making major breakthroughs in water quality science. More information about the Paul L. Busch Award can be found on WRF’s website. If you have any questions about the Paul L. Busch Award, please contact Lexie Vean, Chief Communications Officer, at or 303.717.2848.