About the Award
This award honors a person for significant long-term achievement or public service in Water Resource management who exhibits the collaborative leadership style of Dave Ford. While the award is generally for lifetime achievement, it (or some other recognition) can be given to an individual for a particularly important one-time contribution to Minnesota Water Resources. The award is for professionals and other related disciplines working in water resources. Nominees can be from any discipline and can represent work such as research, administration, engineering, etc. Politicians and current members of the Planning Committee are excluded.
To be considered for the annual Award for Outstanding Achievement in Water Resources, an individual should have an extended history of contributions related but not limited to:
- Accomplishments contributing to the betterment of the waters of Minnesota.
- Contributions to the success of the people working with and around the nominee through collaboration, inclusive leadership, and mentoring.
- Unpaid public service to benefit Minnesota’s waters.
- Advancement of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in workplaces and communities.
Past award recipients of the renamed Dave Ford Water Resources Award
|2003||Heinz G. Stefan||2014||Roland Sigurdson|
|2005||Marcel Jouseau||2015||Bruce Wilson (Respec)|
|2006||Ron Harnack||2016||Cliff Aichinger|
|2007||Patrick Brezonik||2017||Dan R. Engstrom, Kent Johnson|
|2008||Steve Heiskary||2018||Suzanne Jiwani|
|2009||James L. Anderson||2019||Al Kean, Bruce Montgomery|
|2010||Nels Nelson||2020||Deb Swackhamer|
|2011||Timothy Scherkenbach||2021||Mike Trojan|
|2012||Barbara Liukkonen||2022||Rebecca Flood, Andrea Hendrickson|
|2013||John Gulliver||2023||Mark Doneux, John Nieber|
Past Award recipients of Earl Kuehnast Award