The One Water approach embraces the belief that all water– stormwater, drinking water, wastewater– has value that can be unlocked by implementing sustainable, inclusive, and integrated water resource management practices.

The inaugural New Jersey One Water Awards honors implemented water infrastructure programs or projects that address water issues holistically.  The awards are sponsored by a new partnership of the Association of Environmental Authorities, American Water Works Association, and Jersey Water Works. Together these three statewide organizations will help to shine a spotlight on programs or projects that exemplify integration across the water cycle and with other community priorities, reflect collaboration, employ innovation and education, and advance long-term sustainability.

Awards are given in three categories:

  • Public: Open to local, regional and state-level public entities in New Jersey including municipalities, counties, state agencies and utilities.
  • Private: Open to investor-owned water utilities and other private-sector firms and institutions
  • Nonprofit/ academic: Open to nonprofit organizations and academic institutions

Stay tuned for information on the 2018 application period.

Take a look at the previous One Water Awards Winners.

Awardees in 2017 were announced at the November 2017 Association of Environmental Authorities conference and recognized at the December 2017 Jersey Water Works conference. They will be recognized, too, at the March 2018 American Water Works Association conference.

The New Jersey One Water Awards are sponsored by:

Inspired by the U.S. Water Alliance’s U.S. Water Prize