Awards Programs

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) presents two awards each year. The awards are presented at the RWA annual holiday social in December. Distinctive perpetual trophies are displayed in the RWA office and are inscribed with the recipient’s names. Each honoree receives an individual trophy as well.

Water Statesperson of the Year
The Water Statesperson of the Year award recipient is selected for outstanding achievements in building alliances in the RWA service area. The awardee(s) can be from any profession or employment, and need not be an RWA member/participant. This award is intended to recognize specific “timely achievements” during the award year. This award was established in 2001.

Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award is awarded for services and/or leadership rendered to the region’s water community over a period of years. The award recipient(s) can be from any profession or employment, and not necessarily but preferably, from an RWA member agency. This award was established in 2002.