5S Shovel (WEF)

The Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers was originated to encourage members to "get involved."  You cannot join the Society -- you must be "selected" -- on the basis of merit.

To learn more about the 5S Society, please visit WEF's website by clicking HERE.

 

PAST RECIPIENTS

2019

Tom Kunetz

Theresa O'Grady

John Lam

Steve Gregory

2018

Steve Blankenship

Jackie Jarrell

Dave Galbraith

2017

Lynn Broaddus

 

2016

Jenny Hartfelder

 

2014

Chris Huyghue

Willard D'Eon

Robert Haller

Sandra Ralston

2013

Clara Shea

Stefan Furey

Bruce Buchanan

Hettie Sacre

Darryl MacLennan

Dan Harvey

Rick Reid

Andre Chenard

2011

Gary Chew

Rob Gillis

Roland Richard

Bill Borlase

Peter Nichol

Betty Jordan

   

 

Bedell Award (WEF)

The Bedell Award is awarded by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and may be presented every three years to a member of ACWWA to acknowledge extraordinary service to a WEF Member Association. The award is named for Arthur Sidney Bedell, WEF’s second president for his long devotion and service to the New York Sewage and Industrial Wastes Association, now the New York Water Environment Association. He was Chief of the Bureau of Sewage and Waste Disposal of the New York State Department of Health. The Award was first awarded by ACWWA in 2009.

 

PAST RECIPIENTS

2015

Bruce Buchanan

Moncton, NB

2014

Willard D'Eon

Halifax, NS

2012

Stefan Furey

Halifax, NS

2011

Rob Gillis

Halifax, NS

2010

Roland Richard

Moncton, NB

2009

Gary Chew

Sydney River, NS 

 

Burke Award (WEF)

The Burke Award is awarded by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and recognizes a municipal or industrial wastewater facility for establishing and maintaining an active and effective safety program. This award was established in 1982 in honour of George W. Burke, Jr., for his many years of service to both the water environment field and WEF as staff manager of technical services. Mr. Burke was instrumental in developing WEF's annual safety survey and assisting in the production of several safety training aids and promotional packets.

  

The purpose of this award is to encourage an active and effective safety program in municipal and industrial wastewater facilities.

 

PAST RECIPIENTS

2014

CBRM

Wastewater Treatment Plant

Sydney, NS

2013

City of Fredericton Engineering & Operations Dept Safety Committee

 

Contribution Award (AWWA OR WEF)

The Contribution Award, formerly the Volunteer Recognition Award, is awarded by ACWWA and may be presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions by an individual or a group of individual volunteers to ACWWA programs and/or the water industry throughout Atlantic Canada. The nominee must be a member of ACWWA, (AWWA or WEF), or employed by a utility member of ACWWA.

  

PAST RECIPIENTS

2019

Wendy Krkosek

Halifax, NS

2018

Jeff Jensen

Dartmouth, NS

 

Sansom Equipment

2017

Betty Pryor

Charlottetown, PE

 

Steve Gregory, Greatario

2016

Shawn MacDonald

Halifax, NS

2015

Cathy Cameron

Halifax, NS

2014

Julie Stokes

Moncton, NB

2013

Amy Winchester

Saint John, NB

2012

Jennie Rand

Wolfville, NS

2011

Stephanie Gora

Halifax, NS

2010

Ben Pitman

Amherst, NS

2009

Alan Benninger

Nova Scotia Environment

2008

Jamie Hannam

Halifax, NS

2007

Debbie Smith

St. John’s, NL

2005

Halifax Regional Water Commission

 

2004

McLennan Sales

 

2003

Sansom Equipment

   

 

Fuller Award (AWWA)

This AWWA award was established in 1937 in memory of George Warren Fuller. In addition to being an inventive technician who is identified with several important sanitary engineering advances during this century, Mr. Fuller devoted himself fully to the advancement of professional associations and societies in his field. During the youthful years of sanitary engineering it was through his efforts and guidance that the American Water Works Association rose from the level of a social group to its present high standing as a technical organization. From 1968 to 1975 the award was renamed “Water Utility Man of the Year” but reverted to its original title during 1975. Each year each Section may determine if any member(s) has made a significant contribution toward the advancement of water works practice within the Section which has been above and beyond that expected of officers in fulfilling their obligations or duties. It is AWWA’s highest section award.

 

PAST RECIPIENTS

2019

Mike Chaulk

Halifax, NS

2018

Greg Penney

Sydney, NS

2017

Doug Brownrigg

Halifax, NS

2016

Peter Hanlon

Saint John, NB

2015

Mark Butler

Saint John, NB

2014

Jamie Hannam

Halifax, NS

2013

Graham Gagnon

Halifax, NS

2012

Reid Campbell

Halifax, NS

2010

Carl Yates

Halifax, NS

2009

Gary Chew

Sydney River, NS

2008

Lloyd Douglas

Truro, NS

2007

Bruce Buchanan

Moncton, NB

 

Laboratory Analyst Award (AWWA OR WEF)

The Laboratory Award is awarded by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and recognizes individuals for outstanding performance, professionalism and contributions to the water quality analysis profession.

 

PAST RECIPIENTS

2013

NO LONGER

AWARDED

2012

Heather Daurie

Center for Water Resource Studies

Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS

2010

Deborah Smith

St. John’s, NL

 

MacNab Award (AWWA OR WEF)

This award was established in 1957 by the forerunner of the Atlantic Canada Section of AWWA, the Maritime Branch of the Canadian Section American Water Works Association. Establishment of the award marked the tenth anniversary of the Maritime Branch. The award is in honour of the late Dr. Ira P. MacNab, P.Eng. the first president of the Maritime Branch for his untiring efforts and wise council during the formative years of the Branch and to recognize his outstanding service and interest in the water utility field in the Maritime Provinces. The award may be presented annually to a member of the Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association for outstanding service to the Association.

 

PAST RECIPIENTS

2019

Cathy and Tom Cameron

Halifax, NS

2018

Bruce Buchanan

Moncton, NB

2017

Scott Grasman

Fredericton, NB

2016

Greg Penney

Sydney, NS

2015

Roland Richard

Moncton, NB

2014

Margaret Walsh

Halifax, NS

2013

Rob Gillis

Halifax, NS

2012

Craig Walker

Charlottetown, PE

2011

Ensor Nicholson

Moncton, NB

2010

Mark Butler

Saint John, NB

2009

Dr. Graham Gagnon

Halifax, NS

2008

Reid Campbell

Halifax, NS

 

 

Project of the Year Award (AWWA OR WEF)

The Project of the Year - Engineering Award/Environmental Award is awarded by ACWWA to a Municipality or Utility and their Consultant, one of which is a member of ACWWA, to recognize outstanding projects in Atlantic Canada that demonstrate innovation and state-of-the-art technology in water or wastewater projects.

  

Awards may be presented in each of the following three categories:

  • Small Utility - less than 5000 customers

  • Medium Utility - between 5000 and 25,000 customers

  • Large Utility - more than 25,000 customers

  

PAST RECIPIENTS

2019

Less than 5000 Customers

ADI Systems - Evoquo Water Technologies Canada & EISI

2018

25,000+ Customers

Saint John Water & CBCL, NB

(Safe Clean Drinking Water)

 

Halifax Water, CBCL & Robinson Consultants

(Northarm Trunk Sewer Rehab)

2017

25,000+ Customers

City of Moncton, NB

(Downtown Service Improvement)

 

Service Award (AWWA)

To recognize those organization members who have provided valuable support for AWWA programs and goals through their long-standing Association membership.

   

PAST RECIPIENTS

2009

 NO LONGER AWARDED

2008

Andy Holyoke

Fredericton, NB

 

Ron Patterson

Amherst, NS

 

Silent Hero Award (AWWA OR WEF)

The Silent Hero Award is awarded by ACWWA and may be presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions of water and wastewater operators in each of the four Atlantic Canada provinces. The nominees must be a member of ACWWA, employed by a utility member of ACWWA, or employed by a Corporate Member of WEF.

  

PAST RECIPIENTS

2019

Nigel Crouse

Halifax, NS

2018

Fenton Bambrick

Charlottetown, PE

 

Kara Baisley

Halifax, NS

 

Christien Vienneau

Dieppe, NB

2017

Bruce King

Rothesay, NB

 

Peter Brown

Riverview, NB

2016

Greg Jay

Souris, PE

 

Wayne Tait

Grand Falls, NL

 

Francis Romard

CBRM, NS

 

Gabriel Belliveau

Dieppe, NB

2015

Jerry Villard

Stratford, PE

 

Henry Jacque

Makkovik Inuit Community, NL

 

Operators of the Eastern Passage Wastewater Treatment Facility

Halifax, NS

 

John Lyons

Doaktown, NB

2014

Matt Duffy

Cornwall, PE

 

Gerald Noseworthy

Town of Pouch Cove, NL

 

Lewis Stewart

Halifax, NS

 

Rob Hamilton

Saint John, NB

 

Young Professional of the Year Award (AWWA OR WEF)

The Young Professional of the Year Award is awarded by ACWWA to recognize a Young Professional within ACWWA for outstanding contributions to the water & wastewater industry, and to the ACWWA Young Professionals' committee.

 

PAST RECIPIENTS

2018

Lindsay Anderson

Halifax, NS

2018

Melissa Fraser

Halifax, NS

2017

Amina Stoddart

Halifax, NS

2016

Brad McIlwain

Halifax, NS

2015

Lindsay Wilcott

Fredericton, NB

2014

Greg McCann

Fredericton, NB

2013

Stephanie Gora

Halifax, NS

 

 

 

Morgan Operational Solutions Award (WEF)

 

Congratulations to Peter Brown, TransAqua’s Lead Operator for winning WEFs 2017 Morgan Operational Solutions Award!  

  

Peter has received the Water Environment Federation’s 2017 Morgan Operational Solutions Award for his innovative approach to visually inspecting large diameter sewer pipes using a modified boat. TransAqua’s 5’6” diameter, 1.1km tunnel transporting wastewater from Moncton and Dieppe to the treatment facility in Riverview was inspected in 2016 and found to be structurally sound. Congratulations to Peter on receiving this Award. The Water Environment Federation is a technical and educational organization of 33,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world since 1928.

 

Peter Brown TransAqua