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Award Criteria  To perpetuate the memory of those living and deceased who have made the most significant contributions to the field of public water supply.

Purpose of the Award: The Water Industry Hall of Fame will be established at WATERCON 2020 to perpetuate the memory of those living and deceased who have made the most significant contributions to the field of public water supply. The names of the members of the Hall of Fame will be engraved on a bronze plaque at the ISAWWA headquarters, and a plaque signifying membership will be presented for mounting. If deceased, the plaque will be presented to the institution or organization with whom the member is identified.

The Award: A Illinois Water Industry Hall of Fame Plaque.

Frequency of the Award: As deserved.

Eligibility for the Award: To be eligible for the award, the candidate should have spent the majority of their career in the State of Illinois.  The candidate should be substantially retired, with achievements, character, and professionalism well established, be beyond the age of 60, and have been an AWWA member for at least 15 years. The candidate's influence upon the water supply profession must still be felt in the practices, inventions, or literature for which he/she was responsible. Contributions to the water supply profession may have been in any of the many facets of disciplines of the field as long as they are significant and have stood the test of time.

Entry Requirements: Submit full name, appropriate address, complete biographical information, a color photo, and dates of birth, retirement, and death if deceased.

Nomination Procedure: Nominations may be made at any time by any member, committee, or Board member of ISAWWA. To be considered for election in the following year, however, nominations must be received by October 1. Nominations must be accompanied by:

  • Entry form provided by ISAWWA.(below)
  • Brief statement (250-500 words) summarizing the nominee's achievements of enduring nature in the water field.
  • List of biographical details covering the nominee's education, experience, professional activities, and a bibliography of his/her contributions to the literature.

Nomination of Submission Deadline: Nominations must be received by October 1 to be assured of receiving full consideration.

Award Committee Membership: The committee shall consist of the last five (5) Past Chairs with most recent Past Chair serving as committee chair.

Method of Selecting Award Recipient: Upon receipt of their copies of the nominations, each member of the Hall of Fame Committee shall use their best judgment in selecting a candidate using materials and information submitted with the entry form. If necessary, the committee may solicit additional information, however, such information must be in tangible form.
The nominees recommended by the ISAWWA Water Industry Hall of Fame Committee are submitted to the Board of Directors for approval at its October meeting.

A maximum of two selections may be conferred each year.

Presentation of the Award: The award will be presented at WATERCON.
If the awardee is deceased or unable to attend WATERCON, then the actual presentation of the award will be at an appropriate ceremony.

AWWA Award Entry Form Deadline for Submission:  October 1

Please submit using the form below.

Please summarize the nominee's key contributions to the public water supply field. A brieft statement (250-500 words) on his/her achievements of an eduring nature, a bibliography of their contributions to literature, and a color phot are required and should be submitted with this form.

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