WCWEA AWARDS

Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award

The WEF Board of Directors established this award in 1993 to recognize individuals for outstanding performance, professionalism, and contributions to the water quality analysis profession.

  • 2001 Glen Brown
  • 2004 Jan Oleszkiewicz
  • 2007 Edith Phillips
  • 2010 Mei Chen
  • 2011 Lori Splett
  • 2014 Brenda Stanek
  • 2015 Dr Qiuyan Yuan PhD

Arthur Sidney Bedell Award

The Arthur Sidney Bedell Award was established to acknowledge extraordinary personal service to a Member Association. The award is named for Arthur Sidney Bedell, the second president of the Federation who exemplified its purpose by his long devotion and service to the New York Sewage and Industrial Wastes Association. He was Chief of the Bureau of Sewage and Waste Disposal of the New York State Department of Health.

  • 1974 W. Les Wardrop
  • 1977 Murray Prescott
  • 1980 Harvey Hogge
  • 1983 Clarence Forsber
  • 1988 William McKay
  • 1991 James Warrener
  • 1994 George Balacko
  • 1997 Terry Higo
  • 2000 Gerald Samuel
  • 2003 Bill Borlase
  • 2006 Chris Ward
  • 2009 Mike Van Den Bosch
  • 2010 Garry Mak
  • 2012 Brian Station
  • 2013 Dan Smith 
  • 2014 Rodger McDonald
  • 2015 Ross Webster
  • 2016 George Bontus
  • 2017 Jeffrey Halliday

William D. Hatfield Award

The William D. Hatfield Award is presented to a wastewater treatment plant operator for outstanding performance and professionalism. The award was established in honour of Dr. William D. Hatfield, Superintendent of the Decatour, Illinois Sanitary District, who was President of the Central States Sewage Works Association in 1944-45 and served as President of the Federation in 1958-59.

  • 1958 Clarence Forsbert
  • 1978 Kenneth Elstone
  • 1983 Michael Cassiram
  • 1989 Doug Moisuk
  • 1995 Gene Emanuel
  • 1998 Wolf Kellerr
  • 2001 Cheng-Ping Hwang
  • 2004 Frank Wetsch
  • 2007 Wayne Wall
  • 2010 George Kewley
  • 2011 Brian Miller
  • 2012 Ian Christiansen
  • 2014 Rynette Moore-Guillaume
  • 2015 Ted Snure
  • 2016 Dwayne Cikaluk
  • 2017 Vince Corkery

George W. Burke, Jr. Award

This award was established in 1982 in honor of George W. Burke, Jr., for his many years of service to both the water environment field and the Federation as staff manager of technical services. Mr. Burke was instrumental in developing the Federation's annual safety survey and assisting in the production of several safety training aids and promotional packets. The purpose of this award is to encourage an active and effective safety program in municipal and industrial wastewater facilities.

  • 2014  City of Swift Current