The Paul L. Busch Award

Each year, the WERF Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research presents the Paul L. Busch Award to recognize outstanding individuals or teams whose ongoing efforts contribute significantly to water quality research and its practical application in the environment. The award carries with it a $100,000 research grant and is presented annually at WEFTEC. The grant seeks to support and promote work that will bring new benefits to the water quality community and the water-using public they serve.

While other fields, such as information technology and medicine, have made quantum leaps forward by devising and implementing new technology, the field of environmental science—and water quality science in particular—has subsisted on advances made decades or centuries ago. The WERF Endowment strives to support the development of technological innovation and creative solutions that improve the water environment in a sustainable manner.

More Information and Application Guidelines

If you would like to contribute to the WERF Endowment for Applied Water Quality Research, please contact us at or 571-384-2100.