Honoring Utility Achievements and Individual Contributions
Our progressive series of awards honor extraordinary management and stellar workforce performance.
2023 Awards Program
AMWA opened its annual awards program on March 23, 2023, and invited AMWA member utilities to apply for one of three utility management awards for which that utility was eligible: Gold, Platinum, or Sustainable. The 2023 award submission period closed on July 14, 2023. Details about the 2024 Awards Program will be posted online in December 2023.
Distinguished panels of peer judges evaluated award applicants in August 2023, and AMWA presented the awards at its 2023 Executive Management Conference, October 22-25, in San Diego, California.
New Environmental Justice Award
As the newest addition to AMWA’s award program, the independent Environmental Justice Award recognizes member utilities that commit to advancing equity and justice in their communities. The general criteria include: using assessment and planning, equity in access and costs, civic involvement in decision-making, and integrative strategies.
Donald R. Boyd and President's Awards
Through the Donald R. Boyd Award, AMWA acknowledges extraordinary personal service in the drinking water field. General criteria may include valuable service advancing public understanding and awareness, water quality research, or more general contributions deserving of recognition.
AMWA presents its President’s Award to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to improving water supply management.
For more information about the awards program or eligibility, please contact Antoinette Barber.
Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance
The AMWA Gold Awards for Exceptional Utility Performance recognize the large public drinking water systems that exhibit high levels of performance in all areas.
Sustainable Water Utility Management Award
AMWA’s Sustainable Water Utility Management Award, introduced in 2014, recognizes member utilities that have made a commitment to sustainable management.
Platinum Award for Utility Excellence
Like the Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance, the criteria for the Platinum Award for Utility Excellence are also based on the Ten Attributes of Effective Utility Management and the Keys to Management Success.
Environmental Justice and Equity Award
AMWA’s Environmental Justice and Equity Award, introduced in 2023, recognizes member utilities that have made a commitment to advancing environmental equity and justice in their communities.
Donald R. Boyd Award
The Donald R. Boyd Award acknowledges extraordinary personal service in the drinking water field. General criteria may include valuable service advancing public understanding and awareness, water quality research or more general contributions deserving of recognition.