Annual WE&RF Awards
Each year, the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations whose efforts have significantly contributed to water quality research and its practical application in the environment. Through research grants and promotion, these awards seek to highlight the scientific breakthroughs that are advancing the water sector and to encourage the development of future innovations.
The Paul L. Busch Award
The WE&RF Endowment recognizes innovation in applied water quality research through the Paul L. Busch Award, which distinguishes an outstanding and innovative, early- to mid-career individual for research in the field of water quality and the water environment. Individuals who show promise and make significant contributions to bridge research and its practical application are eligible to submit applications or be nominated for this award. The winner will be recognized and rewarded with a $100,000 grant to continue their body of work, take risks, and potentially explore new directions and benefits.
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