Webb Bridge Park Water Quality Enhancement Project Wins 2016 IWRM Award from AWRA

Webb Bridge Park Water Quality Enhancement Project Wins 2016 IWRM Award from AWRA.
The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is pleased to announce that the Webb Bridge Park Water Quality Enhancement Project of the City of Alpharetta, GA, was the 2016 winner of the Association’s prestigious Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Award.
“Alpharetta is excited to learn that our project has been recognized by the American Water Resources Association,” says Jill Bazinet, Senior Stormwater Engineer, City of Alpharetta, Public Works Department.
The city’s response to this inquiry included the formation of a team to address concerns, completion of a drainage study, construction of a number of innovative stormwater measures, and introduction of an education program.
Neighborhood community groups, residents, city staff, scientists, and designers came together to improve the environmental impacts of a large city park on the downstream creeks and ultimately on the recreational lake.
It was not just a stormwater project or a parks project, it was a community project.
By doing this, the resulting projects had wide spread support.
” AWRA also presented several other awards during the November 16th Luncheon, including: Sandor C. Csallany Institutional Award for Exemplary Contributions to Water Resources: Orange County Water District William R. Boggess Award: Joanna Endter-Wada, Enjie Li, Shujuan Li, all with Utah State University, Paper Title: “Characterizing and Contextualizing the Water Challenges of Megacities,” JAWRA 2015 Outstanding AWRA State Section Award: Florida State Section Outstanding AWRA Student Chapter Award: University of Florida Student Chapter Fellow Member Inductees: Carol Collier and Michael Lilly AWRA Awards Each year, the American Water Resources Association gives several awards and scholarships.
Nominations for 2016 will open in the new year.
For more information visit the AWRA Annual Awards page,IWRM Award page, or the AWRA Scholarships page.

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