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February 25, 2016

Applications for our 2015/2016 Awards are now open!

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CWWA is happy to announce the 2015-16 Utility Excellence Awards. These Awards highlight the remarkable work our members are accomplishing in their communities. Water and wastewater utilities perform a vital service, protecting both human health and the environment, and these Awards offer peer recognition of these efforts.

We are offering awards in two areas: Community Outreach, and Risk Taking – Implementation of Innovative Technologies. 

The Awards are open to all CWWA Utility and Private Sector Members who completed an eligible project.

Community Outreach Award

CWWA offers national recognition for utilities who have demonstrated excellence in community outreach or public consultation projects/goals.
  • Did your utility or company excel at raising awareness of a certain project or to encourage positive consumer behaviours? 
  • Did your utility or company cultivate partnerships with the community residents, a public-private sector partnership or non-governmental organizations that resulted in results above and beyond expectations? 
  • Did your utility or company overcome significant roadblocks to achieve its outreach or public service goals? 

Implementation of Innovative Technologies Award
This Award honours outstanding achievements in the deployment and successful implementation of innovative technologies in its application year.
  • Did your utility or company take on projects that embrace new and advanced technology while leading the field in delivering real and tangible benefits? 
  • Did your company develop a new technology that has been successfully implemented on a municipal level?
  • Does your utility or company have projects that support significant organizational improvements or changes that involve the use of technology to deliver innovative new services?
  • Is your utility or company an early adopter of leading-edge environmental technologies or did this minimize the impact on the environment? 
  • What risks has your utility or company taken and how did you overcome them? 

Award Application Submission

To apply for either Award, please fill out the Application Form and submit a 300-500 word description of your Community Outreach or Innovative Technology and answer the questions as above. We will also accept a short video (of 10 minutes or less) or PowerPoint presentation (of 8 slides or less). The deadline for submissions is April 29, 2016

The CWWA Board of Directors will review all applications and select a winner. Winning entries will be notified and invited to present their project and receive their award during CWWA’s Annual Window on Ottawa (June 8-9, 2016).

Please return your application by e-mail to


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