ACWA Accepting Applications for 2021 Spring Awards by ACWA Staff Jan 5, 2021 Water News ACWA has begun accepting applications for its 2021 spring awards. Eligible member agencies are encouraged to submit nominations and/or applications for one or more of three different awards. The Most Effective Agency on Federal Issues Award is an outreach-focused award that recognizes those agencies who actively engage on federal issues. The deadline to apply for this award is Feb. 1. The ACWA Excellence in Water Leadership Award and the Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award for Excellence recognize individuals and agencies that have made exceptional contributions to the California water industry. The deadline to apply for either of these awards is March 1. Outreach Award: Most Effective Agency on a Federal Issue This annual outreach award was established to recognize ACWA member agencies that engage on federal issues as prioritized by the ACWA Federal Affairs Committee. ACWA encourages any member agency that strongly advocated last year at the federal level to submit an application for this year’s federal award. Applicants for this award must submit a two-page Special Outreach Awards Entry Form. Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award The Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award for Excellence recognizes ACWA member agencies that have developed exemplary programs in water resources management. Sponsored by Jacobs, the award recognizes projects and programs in a variety of areas, including capital improvements, water quality, watershed or ecosystem restoration, renewable energy, and more. The winning agency is given the opportunity to select the finalists for a $5,000 scholarship awarded to a deserving undergraduate student in a water resources-related field. Applications must be submitted electronically using ACWA’s easy-to-use online award system by Monday, March 1. Applicants must register online to apply. This account is separate from your ACWA website login. More information about this award is available on ACWA’s website. Excellence in Water Leadership Award Sponsored by Black & Veatch, ACWA’s Excellence in Water Leadership Award – Building a World of Difference® – recognizes individuals or groups who have made remarkable and visible contributions to the enhancement, protection or development of water resources in California. The award recipient has the honor of bestowing a $5,000 charitable contribution to a nonprofit organization that works toward the enhancement and/or protection of California’s water resources. The Excellence in Water Leadership Award nomination form is available on the ACWA website. Nominations must be submitted via email by Monday, March 1. More information about this award is available on ACWA’s website. Questions Members with questions about the Clair Hill and Water Leader award should contact ACWA Communications Specialist Caroline Minasian at (916) 441-4545. Members with questions about the Outreach Award should contact ACWA Senior Director of Operations and Member Engagement Tiffany Giammona at (916) 441-4545.