Public Communication & Outreach Program

The WEF Public Communication & Outreach Program Awards recognize WEF members for significant accomplishments in promoting public awareness and the understanding of water environment issues through the development and implementation of outreach, education and/or communication programs. WEF Member Associations, individual WEF members, and other organizations, including groups, events and campaigns, are eligible for this award.


  1. Individual
  2. WEF Member Association
  3. Other (organizations, groups of individuals, events and campaigns)

Criteria: The criteria are the same for each category.

  1. Documented achievements of water environment outreach, public education, public communication programs and activities.
  2. Identification and description of exceptional efforts to engage and educate the public on water environment issues.
  3. A detailed narrative description of activities or efforts, including the objective and results. 
  4. At least one member of a nominated organization shall be a Member of the Water Environment Federation.


  • Nomination Form 
  • One page biography of the nominee(s)
  • Specific reasons for nomination (one page maximum)
  • A detailed narrative description of the activities or efforts, including the objective and results.
  • Documented evidence of the program's accomplishments

Nominations Accepted From:

WEF Member Associations
WEF Members
WEF Committee

Nominations Deadline:

Please submit a final copy of your nomination to by April 1.