Distinguished Service Award

Awarded to recognize individuals or groups affiliated with the Section who have made exceptional contributions to enhance the quality of water resources in Wisconsin.

Examples of exceptional contributions include major contributions to education in water resources, significant scientific contributions towards improving the quality of water resources in the state, or several years of dedicated service to the Wisconsin Section of the AWRA.

Criteria

Past or present member(s) of AWRA - Wisconsin Section. Life-time or single exceptional contribution to the enhancement of Wisconsin's water resources.

Nominations

Include documentation of nominee's contributions. Additional letters of support can be included. Please send nominations to the current President.

Selection Process

Solicit nominations from the membership in the fall with the call for papers. Nominations will be reviewed by the Wisconsin AWRA board at the January meeting. It is up to the discretion of the Board to make the award; it is not necessary to give an award every year. The winner will be announced at the annual meeting at the business meeting. A permanent display listing each year's winner will be kept at the Water Resources Institute.

Recipients

Meeting Name Organization
2017 Jeffery Helmuth Wisconsin Depratment of Natural Resources
2016 Jean Bahr University of Wisconsin - Madison
2016 Irene Lippelt Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
2015 Kenneth W. Potter University of Wisconsin - Madison, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2014 David Mechenich University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Center for Watershed Science and Education
2013 Randall J. Hunt US Geological Survey
2012 Douglas S. Cherkauer University of Wisconsin - Milwuakee, Department of Geosciences
2011 Roger T. Bannerman Wisconsin DNR, Watershed Management
2010 George Kraft University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point & Extension, Central Wisconsin Groundwater Center & Center for Watershed Science and Education
2009 James P. Hurley University of Wisconsin - Madison, Senior Scientist
2008 Mary Anderson University of Wisconsin - Madison, Professor of Geology and Geophysics
2007 Ken Bradbury Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
2006 Michael Lemcke Wisconsin DNR - Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater
2005 Chris Mechenich University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Groundwater Center
2005 Jim Krohelski US Geological Survey
2003 Ron Hennings Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey and University of Wisconsin - Extension
2002 David E. Lindorff Wisconsin DNR - Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater
2001 N. Earl Spangenberg University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Professor of Forestry and Water Science
2000 Byron H. Shaw University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and UW-Extension, Professor of Soil Science and Water Science