Each year, WRA celebrates individuals, organizations, and institutions that have made outstanding contributions to the Delaware River Basin through conservation, management, and protection of water resources.
Awardees will be recognized at the WRA Recognition Dinner, September 21st, 2023, at the Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia. Please submit nominations to: firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Friday June 30th.
Past winners include:
The Center for Aquatic Sciences
For outstanding leadership in aquatic sciences education through innovative programs that connect students with the Delaware River, and provide a pathway to the sciences for a diverse population.
The Delaware River Basin Commission
For innovative science, planning, and policy, working in close coordination with stakeholders and in partnership with federal and state regulators, utilizing complex modeling of tidal dynamics and water quality to develop the Stage 1 PCB TMDLs, and overseeing the implementation of the TMDLs through Pollutant Minimization Plans and other practical control measures based on adaptive management principles that have resulted in significant and measurable reductions of PCB loads to the Delaware River Estuary.
Dr. Peter J Kolesar
For pioneering work to develop, refine and implement the Flexible Flow Management Program (FFMP), a fundamental component to the sustainable allocation of Delaware River water resources. This work enhanced the aquatic environment of the upper Delaware River to better support its wild trout fishery without negatively impacting the reliability of water supply to New York City, or the interests of other Delaware River stakeholders throughout the Basin.