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2012 United States Water Prize

U.S. Water Alliance - Water Prize

The Clean Water America Alliance in 2012 named the Project WET Foundation one of six 2012 U.S. Water Prize winners, citing Project WET's "success in building an extensive, grass-roots network of school and community educators."

A celebration of sustainable solutions that advance holistic, watershed-based approaches to water quality and quantity challenges, the United States Water Prize is sponsored and administered by the Clean Water America Alliance. Founded in 2008, the Clean Water America Alliance is the only organization with the charter and mission of bringing together a diverse array of interests to create an integrated, holistic water policy for America. The Alliance is dedicated to working with individuals, organizations and entities throughout the country; both public and private, to speak with one voice to forge a new vision for a sustainable water future.

The other 2012 U.S. Water Prize winners were PepsiCo Frito-Lay Inc., Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Philadelphia Water Department, Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

To learn more about the U.S. Water Prize and about Project WET's selection, please watch the 2012 U.S. Water Prize video:

2008 Universities Council on Water Resources Education and Outreach Award

The Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) membership recognized the Project WET Foundation as the 2008 recipient of the Education and Outreach Award. The UCOWR membership consists of over 90 universities and organizations worldwide involved in education, research, public service, international activities and information support for policy development related to water resources.

This award recognizes educational institutions, individuals, groups or agencies that have made significant contributions to increased public awareness of water resources development, use or management covering the natural, biological and/or social sciences. Project WET joins previous award winners, including:

  • Penn State University (College of Agricultural Science/School of Forest Resources).
  • El Paso Water Utilities.
  • U.S. National Water Research Institute.


Publication Awards

Project WET has produced nearly two dozen award-winning publications, including its popular KIDs (Kids in Discovery series) student activity booklets, storybooks and educator guides. Since 1996, as Distinguished Achievement Awards finalists and winners, several Project WET publications have been recognized as “among the best in educational materials” by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP). These award-winning publications carry the coveted AEP emblem. Project WET publications also have been recognized by NAI (National Association of Interpreters) and the Independent Press.

View the complete list of Project WET’s award-winning water education publications.

Project WET's Water Education Visionary Award

The Water Education Visionary Award is Project WET's highest honor. To date, it has been given only twice. To learn more about the award and its distinguished recipients, click here.

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