Throughout the year, NAWC is pleased to honor both individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions to the industry.

Clean water

The NAWC Living Water Awards were created to recognize water professional peers who are “living water” through their extraordinary commitment to company, colleagues, community and the environment. This is the association’s most prestigious award and the winner is announced at the annual NAWC Water Summit.

The Positive Wave Award recognizes the individual efforts made by NAWC member company employees have a “Positive” impact and whose action creates a force similar to a “Wave” that makes a difference for others and inspires others to act as forces for good.

The award was established in 2021 with an eye toward recognizing remarkable individual actions during the pandemic. It is given out monthly between January and September. Winners will receive recognition in NAWC company communications and via social channels.

Those selected for the Positive Wave Award will be considered for the annual Living Water Award given out in conjunction with the annual NAWC Water Summit.

For more than 40 years, the annual NAWC Management Innovation Awards competition has been recognizing private water professionals that are shaping the future of water management. The NAWC Management Innovation Awards show the outside world the difference than an innovative program that can make for customers and communities.