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

2017 Honorary Member

George Hawkins

George Hawkins serves as Chief Executive Officer of DC Water. Mr. Hawkins is transforming DC Water into an innovative, customer-oriented enterprise. DC Water is implementing the $2.6 billion Clean Rivers Project to nearly eliminate combined sewer overflows, investing $950 million to reduce nutrients for the Chesapeake Bay, and finishing a $470 million waste-to-energy program to produce a marketable nutrient and generate 13 megawatts of green power. George has also tripled the program to replace water infrastructure.

DC Water has been the recipient of almost every major award in the industry, including most recently, the 2016 US Water Prize for its resource recovery efforts.

DC Water is also driving a robust innovations program, focused on customer engagement, vibrant social media, research and development, and in product development and licensing. George has also launched DC Water Works – a program to encourage local workforce hiring.

George has held executive positions in state and municipal government, environmental and community groups, US EPA and private law practice. Mr. Hawkins has received many awards for his public service, including the 2014 Public Official of the Year Award from Governing Magazine and Business Leader and Public Leader Awards from the DC Chamber of Commerce and DC Business and Industry Association. Mr. Hawkins graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Mr. Hawkins teaches Environmental Law and Policy at Princeton University.


Past Winners

Year

Recipient

2016

Ken Kirk

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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18

2017

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08

2017

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09

2017

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14

2017

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