Media Alert: U.S. Water Prize Ceremony
The U.S. Water Alliance will host an award ceremony to recognize the 2011 U.S. Water Prize winners. A hand-crafted, commissioned commemorative award will be presented to the awardee representatives:
- City of Los Angeles (Enrique Zaldivar, Director, Bureau of Sanitation)
- Milwaukee Water Council (Rich Meeusen & Paul Jones, Chairmen)
- National Great Rivers Research & Education Center (Dr. Dale Chapman, Chair & General Michael Walsh, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers)
- New York City Department of Environmental Protection (Caswell Holloway, Commissioner)
- Pacific Institute (Peter Gleick, President)
The prize is sponsored by a collaboration of engineering water consultant and service companies who seek to inspire innovation toward sustainable solutions. Lead Sponsors are Pirnie/ARCADIS, Veolia, CH2M HILL, Brown and Caldwell, and AECOM. Supporting Sponsors include CDM, Black & Veatch, MWH, Burns & McDonnell, and HDR.
Deputy Administrator, Bob Perciasepe, U.S. EPA, will honor the water champions in a keynote speech in front of a distinguished audience of more than 200 water leaders. View his pre-ceremony endorsement on You Tube at http://bit.ly/i7ldZD.
Monday, May 9, 2011
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ceremony, Athens Room
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Reception, Paris Room
The Hotel Monaco, 700 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
(one block from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro)
In order to meet 21st century challenges for water quality and quantity issues, innovations are needed. Water must be managed as one resource requiring an integrated approach with collaboration amongst multiple audiences. The U.S. Water Prize was created by the U.S. Water Alliance to recognize, promote and celebrate those cities, individuals, and organizations that are modeling the innovations. Prize winners are shining stars – advancing sustainable solutions with holistic, watershed-based approaches.