Merit Award Winners

Each year, the International Water Conference® presents the Annual Merit Award to honor outstanding individuals in the field of industrial water technology. This award is presented during the Opening Ceremonies of the Conference to an individual selected from a list of nominees recommended by the Advisory Council and the IWC Executive Committee.

Qualifications for the Award include:

  • Being recognized as a leader in a water-related field of activity.
  • Personally having made or inspired others to make major contributions in pertinent water-related technology or its application.
  • Having actively contributed to the advancement of the IWC in the form of papers, discussions, committee participation, etc.

2013 - Bradley D. Wolf
2012 - Dan Rice
2011 - Deborah Bloom
2010 - Kumar Sinha, P.E.
2009 – James Bellows
2008 – Robert Holloway
2007 – Michael Gottlieb
2006 – Alroy Aschoff
2005 – Andrew Calderwood*
2004 – Malcolm Clemens
2003 – Wayne Micheletti
2002 – Alan Smith
2001 – Robert Cunningham
2000 – Edward Geishecker
1999 – Richard W. Lutey
1998 – James Robinson
1997 – James C. Dromgoole
1996 – Joseph Loftis
1995 – Wayne E. Bernahl
1994 – Paul R. Puckorius
1993 – David E. Simon II*
1992 – Edward Maziarz
1991 – J. Fred Wilkes*
1990 – Jesse S. Beecher*

1989 – Michael C. Skriba
1988 – Richard Hetherington*
1987 – Frank Z. McGarvey*
1986 – Ray Baum*
1985 – Frederick J. Pocock*
1984 – Sallie Fisher*
1983 – George J. Crits
1982 – Walter Zabban*
1981 – Irving M. Abrams*
1980 – Paul Goldstein
1979 – Robert Kunin*
1978 – H.A. Grabowski
1977 – Louis F. Wirth, Jr.
1976 – Joseph Thompson*
1975 – Paul Cohen*
1974 – James K. Rice*
1973 – Michael D. Baker*
1972 – S.B. Applebaum*
1971 – S.F. Whirl*
1970 – William M. Porter*



*denotes Deceased

If you have questions on the Merit Award, please contact Conference Manager, Stephanie Mueller at 412-261-0710 x13 or e-mail: s.mueller@eswp.com.