May 1, 2012
APWA Receives NACWA National Environmental Achievement Special Recognition Award
WASHINGTON D.C. – During the Environmental Policy Forum sponsored by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) in Washington D.C. on April 24, 2012, APWA received a National Environmental Achievement Special Recognition Award at a luncheon ceremony honoring award recipients. The NACWA award was presented to APWA, as well as the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), for their collaboration in co-founding the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) and the development and implementation of the Envision™ Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System.
”It is somewhat unusual for one association to recognize and acknowledge the innovations and work of other associations, so NACWA’s Recognition Award to APWA makes it even more special,” said Executive Director Peter B. King in accepting the award. “The common interests in sustainability among APWA, ACEC and ASCE led to the creation of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) and the development of the Envision™ rating tool, and I encourage NACWA members to become familiar with the tool and sustainable infrastructure efforts underway. We also value the strong working relationship between APWA and NACWA on clean water issues, and we look forward to continuing this important working partnership,” said King.