BCWWA Awards

The BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA) presents awards to recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in the water and wastewater industry and for the commitment and support they provide to the BCWWA. 

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Industry Excellence 

These awards recognize leaders and innovators in the water and wastewater sector in British Columbia or the Yukon.

Awards are presented at the BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show on May 1 - 3, 2016 in Whistler, BC or at the recipients’ place of work if they are unable to attend the conference. Recipients are also featured in the 2016 summer edition of Watermark magazine and on the BCWWA website.

Name and Description of Award

Nomination Status Criteria

 


 

 


Excellence in Operations  

 

 

 

Excellence in the Water and Waste Industry: Victor M. Terry Operator Award

Recognizing ingenuity and proficiency in facility operations and/or maintenance.

 

Closed

  • A current EOCP certified operator in BC or the Yukon.
  • Has demonstrated cumulative achievements over several years in proficient and improved facility operations and/or maintenance.
  • Is recognized as a role model and leader.

WEF Hatfield Operator Award

Recognizing the outstanding performance and professionalism of a wastewater treatment plant operator.

 

Closed

  • A current member of WEF.
  • Has demonstrated cumulative achievements over several years in proficient and improved facility operations and/or maintenance.
  • Has contributed to the sharing of information with users and the industry.

 

 

 



Leadership & Innovation

 

Excellence and Innovation in the Water and Waste Industry Award

Recognizing innovation and excellence that advances the water and waste industry.

 

Closed

Self-nominations accepted

  • An individual or group based in British Columbia or the Yukon.
  • Has demonstrated cumulative achievements over several years. Examples include: technology, innovation, relationship-building, leadership, new legislation, research, planning or policy.

AWWA George Warren Fuller Award

Recognizing sound engineering and leadership skills, and distinguished service to the water industry.

 

Closed

  • A current member of AWWA.
  • Has demonstrated outstanding leadership or made a significant contribution to the advancement of the water industry.

  

2016 BCWWA Industry Excellence Awards Judging Panel

  • Steve ConradAssociate Director
    Steve is a research fellow and associate Director of the Pacific Water Research Centre at Simon Fraser University. Steve has a 20 year history working with the water and wastewater community on water-energy management, climate change adaptation, water system modelling, water governance, and identifying the human dimensions of water management. Steve works closely with industry associations, sitting on the climate change committees of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) and American Water Works Association (AWWA), chairing the BCWWA climate change committee, and co-leading the International Water Association (IWA) working group on water and energy. Steve currently sits on the BCWWA board as AWWA Director.

  • Senja KylmalaWater Treatment Operations Technical Coordinator
    Senja is a graduate of Okanagan College’s Water Quality Technology program and has been working for Metro Vancouver since 1999. Senja worked at the Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant and has been at the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant since 2005. She holds Level IV EOCP certification in both wastewater treatment and water treatment and was the 2012 recipient of the Victor M. Terry Award: Excellence in the Water & Waste Community – Operator. 

  • Murray McLeodGeneral Manager
    Murray has been active in the water and wastewater industry since the early 1970’s. He is the general manager and a principal with PSI Pipeline Supply International Inc. His involvements in our industry and the BCWWA have caused him and his company to be honoured and recognized with Corporate Recognition and personal Recognition Awards. Murray has personally received the Stanley S. Copp AwardThe George Warren Fuller Award, and the 5S Award. He is a Life Member of AWWA, and most recently Western Canada Water Association’s John McClure Award recipient for excellence and dedication to the association and the industry.

  • Ted MolyneuxSenior Engineer
    Ted has volunteered with the BCWWA for over twenty years, working with the Small Water Systems and Drinking Water Committees, and on the board as President in 2010-11 and American Water Works Association (AWWA) Director from 2012 to 2015. Prior to becoming a senior water engineer with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada in 2003, Ted worked for twenty years with a Langley-based sales, service and contracting firm specializing in groundwater resource development, including water treatment and distribution.

  • Colwyn SunderlandAsset and Demand Management Specialist 
    Colwyn is a senior project manager with Kerr Wood Leidal specializing in asset management, infrastructure planning and financing, and water planning. Colwyn has 19 years’ experience in consulting, local government, and technology development in the water sector. He is a Past-President of the BC Water and Water Association (BCWWA) and is currently First Vice-President of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA).

  • Carlie ThauvetteSenior Manager of Member Services
    Carlie is the senior manager of member services with the BCWWA, responsible for ensuring the delivery of valuable programs and services to BCWWA members and to the broader water community across BC and the Yukon. Carlie has nine years of experience working in the areas of communications and program management with provincial government and not-for-profit organizations. 

  • Brian ThorburnSenior Operator
    Brian is a senior operator and manages the Operational Excellence Program in BC for EPCOR Water. Brian has over 20 years’ experience operating water and wastewater systems in BC and also teaches water and wastewater treatment courses online and face-to-face. He is Past-President of Association of Boards of Certification (ABC), Director for Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP), member of AWWA WTOP committee, and past judge for the AWWA ACE Top Ops competition.

BCWWA Champions 

These awards recognize individuals and organizations that have consistently and meaningfully contributed to and supported the work of the BCWWA over many years. They have enabled the Association to make positive change in the water industry, and helped create and deliver valuable programs and services to their fellow members. The BCWWA values their contributions, and through these awards celebrates and recognizes them!

Name and Description of Award Nomination Status

Criteria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service to the BCWWA

5S: Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers

Recognizing outstanding meritorious service, above and beyond the call of duty, to the BCWWA.

 

Closed

  • A current member of the BCWWA.
  • Has contributed actively, continuously and meaningfully to the BCWWA over the last three to five years (eg. committee, project, etc.).
Outstanding Contribution to the BCWWA: Stanley S. Copp Award

Recognizing outstanding and continued service to the BCWWA.

 

N/A

  • A current member of the BCWWA.
  •  Has contributed actively, continuously and meaningfully to the BCWWA over the last ten years (eg. committee, board, project, etc.)
  • Has volunteered in a leadership role.

Outstanding Contribution to the BCWWA: Group or Organization Award

Recognizing significant corporate or collective contribution to the success of the BCWWA

 

N/A

  • Has supported significant employee time on BCWWA Board, committees or projects.
  • Has supported employee membership with the BCWWA or its affiliated organizations.

WEF Bedell Award

Recognizing extraordinary individual service to a WEF Member Association (the BCWWA).

 

Closed

  • A current member of WEF.
  • Has demonstrated leadership and service to the BCWWA.

 

Past recipients 

Current Awards Retired Awards
5S Award Bridge Building Award
Outstanding Contribution to the BCWWA: Stanley S. Copp Award  Corporate Recognition Award
Outstanding Contribution: Group or Organization Award Decentralized Wastewater Management Award
WEF Bedell Award  Leadership in Water Sustainability Award
Excellence in the Water and Waste Industry: Victor M. Terry Operator Award  Personal Recognition Award
WEF Hatfield Operator Award Small Water Systems Award
Excellence and Innovation in the Water and Waste Industry Award   
AWWA George Warren Fuller Award  

 

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