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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Lorien Walsh, (703) 535-5264
lwalsh@wef.org 
July 18, 2012

Water Environment Federation Announces Winners of the 2012 WEF Excellence Awards 
 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces the winners of the 2012 WEF Excellence Awards. The awards will be presented this October at the WEF Awards and Presidential Celebration Reception during WEFTEC® 2012, WEF’s 85th annual technical exhibition and conference in New Orleans, La.

2012 WEF Excellence Award Recipients  

Collection Systems Award
John Larson

Emerson Distinguished Service Award
Albert (Al) B. Pincince, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

Engelbrecht International Achievement Award
Brian Evans

Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal
Prof. Perry L. McCarty

Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal
Justin deMello

Industrial Water Quality Achievement Award
Rahr Malting Co.

Industrial Water Quality Lifetime Achievement Award
Joseph G. Cleary

Innovative Technology Award
SL-RAT™; InfoSense, Inc.
Bio-Dome (aka Poo-Gloos); Wastewater Compliance Systems, Inc.
Model 4100 Liquid Vacuum Doser; JCS Industries, Inc.

McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration or Sustainable Use Award
Wu Linlin, Zhao Xuan, Zhang Meng

Member Association Safety Award
California Water Environment Association

Morgan Operational Solutions Award
Robert James Baur

Outstanding Member Association Award
Georgia Association of Water Professionals 

Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award
Amanda Poole

Public Education Award
Andrew Sullivan – Individual Category
Indiana Water Environment Association – Member Association Category
Western Lake Superior Regional Stormwater Protection Team – Other Category

Public Officials Award
James A. Hanlon, Roy Rogers

Ralph Fuhrman Medal for Outstanding Water Quality Academic-Practice Collaboration
Sudhir Murthy, Walter Bailey, John Novak and Perry Schafer

Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal
Kar Munirathinam, Rangesh Srinivasan, Jeff J. Tudini, Tom A. Sandy and Tim D. Harrison

Schlenz Public Education Award
Dr. Samuel Lee Hancock

Water Quality Improvement Award
Malibu Legacy Park Project

WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship
Matthew Seib

WEFTEC 2012 will be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center from September 29 – October 3, 2012. Visit www.weftec.org for the latest conference details. For more information about the WEF Excellence Awards, please visit www.wef.org.

About WEF
Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations, and staff proudly work to achieve our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide.

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