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2022 Regional Water Awards Announced

By December 9, 2022December 14th, 2022News, News & Info

Each year, the Regional Water Authority honors individuals and organizations for their outstanding work during the year and contributions to the region over many years. Honorees are nominated by the local water community. Those nominations are then reviewed and the honorees are selected by an Awards Committee.

Congratulations to our 2022 Honorees

John Woodling

Water Statesperson of the Year Award

John Woodling, GEI, Interim Executive Director of the South Central Groundwater Authority

For outstanding achievements in building alliances in the RWA service area during 2022

Regional Water Management Award

PCWA Director Robert Dugan Presents the Regional Water Management Award

Project: American River Basin Study

Produced in partnership by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation with Placer County Water Agency, the cites of Folsom, Roseville and Sacramento, El Dorado Water Agency, and Regional Water Authority, in coordination with the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency

For one or more agencies that implement a program that creatively addresses a water management need and also benefits the region

Distinguished Serve Awards

Jeff Harris, City of Sacramento

Rob Swartz, Regional Water Authority

Forrest W. Williams Jr., Sacramento County Water Agency

For service and leadership to the region’s water community over many years


Rob Swartz

Robert Dugan with Jeff Harris

County Supervisor Don Nottoli and Melody Smith-Williams