Announcing the 2013 WEF Award Winners

August 29, 2013

Achievements

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has announced the following recipients of 2013 WEF awards. These honors will be presented during WEFTEC® 2013 in Chicago.

Krishna Pagilla has won the 2013 Camp Applied Research Award.

Krishna Pagilla, Camp Applied Research Award

Camp Applied Research Award

Krishna Pagilla, Chicago
Central States Water Environment Association and Illinois Water Environment Association

Robert Villee has won the 2013 Collection Systems Award.

Robert Villee, Collection Systems Award

Collection Systems Award

Robert Villee, Middlesex, N.J.
New Jersey Water Environment Association

Asbjoern Nielsen is one author who has won the 2013 Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal.

Asbjoern Nielsen, Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal

Jes Vollertsen is one author who has won the 2013 Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal.

Jes Vollertsen, Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal

Eddy Wastewater Principles/Processes Medal

Authors: Jes Vollertsen, Thorkild Hvitved Jacobsen, and Asbjørn Haaning Nielsen
Article:Effect of Sewer Headspace Air-Flow on Hydrogen Sulfide Removal by Corroding Concrete Surfaces,” Water Environment Research, March 2012.

Rao Surampalli has won the 2013 Emerson Distinguished Service Award.

Rao Surampalli, Emerson Distinguished Service Award

Emerson Distinguished Service Award

Rao Y. Surampalli, Lenexa, Kan.
Nebraska Water Environment Association

Krishna Pagilla has won the 2013 Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal.

Krishna Pagilla, Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal

Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal

Krishna Pagilla, Chicago
Central States Water Environment Association and Illinois Water Environment Association

Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal

Authors: Gary R. Johnson, James Thurrott, and Manjiang (MJ) Chen
Article:Optimizing Low-Level Nitrogen Removal,” Water Environment & Technology, June 2012.

Manjiang (MJ) Chen is one author who has won the Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal.

Manjiang (MJ) Chen, Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal

Jay Thurrott is one author who has won the Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal.

Jay Thurrott, Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal

Gary R. Johnson is one author who has won the Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal.

Gary R. Johnson, Gascoigne Wastewater Treatment Plant Operational Improvement Medal

Sam Shelby has won the 2013 Industrial Water Quality Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sam Shelby, Industrial Water Quality Lifetime Achievement Award

Industrial Water Quality Lifetime Achievement Award

Sam E. Shelby Jr., Brentwood, Tenn.
Kentucky/Tennessee Water Environment Association

Innovative Technology Award

X-500, Pasteurization Technology Group, San Leandro, Calif.

ES-620, Electro Scan Inc., Sacramento, Calif.

 

TrojanUVSigna™, Trojan Technologies, London, Ontario

 

Centrisys Centrifuge Thickener — THK Series, Centrisys Corp., Kenosha, Wis.

Semia Cherif is one author who has won the 2013 McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration, or Sustainable Use Award.

Semia Cherif, McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration, or Sustainable Use Award

Foued El Ayni is one author who has won the 2013 McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration, or Sustainable Use Award.

Foued El Ayni, McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration, or Sustainable Use Award

McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration, or Sustainable Use Award

Authors: Foued El Ayni, Semia Cherif, Amel Jrad, and Malika Trabelsi–Ayadi
Article:A New Approach for the Assessment of Groundwater Quality and Its Suitability for Irrigation: A Case Study of the Korba Coastal Aquifer (Tunisia, Africa),” Water Environment Research, August 2012.

Outstanding Member Association Award

Water Environment Association of Texas

Joan Fernandez has won the 2013 Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award.

Joan Fernandez, Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award

Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award

Joan Fernandez, Beltsville, Md.
Chesapeake Water Environment Association

Thomas Meholic has won the 2013 Public Education Award in the individual category.

Thomas Meholic, individual category of the Public Education Awards

Public Education Awards

 

Individual category: Thomas Meholic, Oakhurst, N.J., New Jersey Water Environment Association

 

 

 

 

Water Environment Association of Ontario, WEF Member Association category, Public Education Awards

WEF Member Association category: Water Environment Association of Ontario

 

 

 

 

Clay Township Regional Waste District (Indianapolis), Public Education Awards, other category

Other category:Clay Township Regional Waste District, Indianapolis

Alexander J. Russin is one winner of the 2013 Public Officials Award.

Alexander J. Russin, Public Officials Award

Debra Shore is one winner of the 2013 Public Officials Award.

Debra Shore, Public Officials Award

Public Officials Award

Debra Shore, commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

 

Alexander J. Russin, resident country director, Jordan, Millennium Challenge Corp.

 

Howard M. Neukrug is one winner of the 2013 Public Officials Award.

Howard M. Neukrug, Public Officials Award

Howard M. Neukrug, water commissioner, City of Philadelphia

Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal

Phani K. Peddi is one author who has won the 2013 Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal.

Phani K. Peddi, Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal

Yong H. Huang is one author who has won the 2013 Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal.

Yong H. Huang, Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal

Authors: Yong H. Huang, Phani K. Peddi, Cilai Tang, Hui Zeng, and Jason (Xinjun) Teng
Article:Pilot Demonstration of the Activated Iron Process for Removing Heavy Metals From Flue-Gas-Desulfurization (FGD) Wastewater,” Proceedings of WEFTEC 2012.

 

Jason (Xinjun) Teng is one author who has won the 2013 Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal.

Jason (Xinjun) Teng, Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal

Cilai Tang is one author who has won the 2013 Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal.

Cilai Tang, Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal

Ryan C. Locicero has won the 2013 WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship.

Ryan C. Locicero, WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship

WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship

Ryan C. Locicero, University of South Florida, Tampa
Florida Water Environment Association

The CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.) Fort Campbell (Ky.) Project has won the 2013 WEF Safety Award.

CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.)/Fort Campbell (Ky.) Project, WEF Safety Award

WEF Safety Award

CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.)/Fort Campbell (Ky.) Project 

Mayumi Koseki posthumously was awarded the 2013 Engelbrecht International Achievement Award.

Mayumi Koseki, Engelbrecht International Achievement Award (Posthumously)

Engelbrecht International Achievement Award

Mayumi Koseki, Japan Sewage Works Association (Posthumously)

WEF Honorary Membership

Ken Kirk, executive director, National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.)

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards has received WEF Honorary Membership.

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, WEF Honorary Membership

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, Fourth Congressional District, Maryland

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