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

2018

Pat Jurcek

INTERA Inc

2017

Jeffery Helmuth

Wisconsin Depratment of Natural Resources

2016

Jean Bahr

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Irene Lippelt

Wisconsin Geological and 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
UW 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

Jim Krohelski
US Geological Survey

2003

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