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The purpose of this award is to encourage active and effective safety programs in the water environment field, and to recognize entities that not only invest their resources to develop high quality safety programs and adopt them within their own culture, but also actively seek out opportunities to share these programs with others in the water industry for the benefit of all.

This award is presented annually by WEF to an industry, municipality, organization, utility, or other entity engaged in the protection of the water environment to recognize the success of their efforts to promote safety and educate the water industry.


  • Documented safety program and materials.
  • Documented success in improving or maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Documented internal and external promotional programs.
  • Documented cooperative and/or outreach programs.
  • Documented use of injury data.
  • Other unique efforts demonstrated by the applicant related to promoting safety in the water environment field.


  • Nomination Form
  • Release Form certifying that the applicant is not currently under any review or active safety related litigation
  • One page description of the applicant's type of work/business or other relation to the water environment field.
  • One page narrative detailing the specific reasons for nomination.
  • Supporting exhibits that document and illustrate the applicant's safety efforts.
  • Any other supporting material required under the criteria, or that will help in the selection process.

Nominations Accepted From:

  • Member Associations
  • WEF Members

Nominations Deadline:

A final copy of your nomination must be received by April 1.