Honorary Member

One or more Honorary Member may be selected each year by the Academy's Board of Trustees by affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of its members. The individual so honored possesses one or more of the following characteristics:

  • has attained a position of eminence in the field of environmental and/or human health protection;
  • has made a single noteworthy contribution or sustained contribution to the advancement of environmental and/or human health protection; or
  • has rendered outstanding service over a long period of time resulting in the advancement of the affairs of the Academy.

For the full list of eligibility criteria and information on how you can submit nominations for a worthy Environmental Engineer or Scientist, click here.


Honorary Winner

2016 Honorary Member

Kenneth Kirk

Ken Kirk was the Executive Director of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), formerly known as the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies (AMSA) from 1989 - 2015. Prior to joining NACWA, he worked with a Washington, DC-based private consulting firm, where he had responsibility for the management of several associations, including AMSA; worked in the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Legislation; and served as Public Affairs Manager at the Water Environment Federation.

Mr. Kirk has degrees from New York University, the Georgetown University Law Center and the George Washington University Law Center, where his specialty was environmental law. Mr. Kirk also serves as co-chair of the Water Infrastructure Network, a broad-based coalition dedicated to preserving and protecting the health, environmental and economic gains that America's drinking water and wastewater infrastructure provide. He is the founder and first president of the U.S. Water Alliance formerly Clean Water America Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to explore the complex issue of water sustainability and plan for the future by improving public awareness that advances holistic, watershed-based approaches to water quality and quantity challenges.


Past Winners

Year

Recipient

2015

No recipient

2014

David Jenkins

2013

Nancy Sutley

2013

Bruce E. Rittmann

2013

Lisa Jackson

2012

Robert L. Van Antwerp, Jr.

2011

Clifford W. Randall

2010

George R. Crombie

2009

Perry McCarty

2009

Michael Rouse

2008

A. "Sek" Sekarajasekaran

2007

Daniel J. Gunaratnam

2006

James L. Barnard

2005

Xie Qingtao

2004

Bindu Nath Lohani

2003

Earnest F. Gloyna

2002

Vincent Bath

2001

Norihito Tambo

2000

Klaus R. Imhoff

1999

Harvey F. Ludwig

1994

Donald J. O'Connor

1991

Arthur C. Stern

1988

Daniel A. Okun

1983

Abel Wolman

1982

Stanley E. Kappe

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