The Henry P. Caulfield, Jr., Medal for Exemplary Contributions to National Water Policy


Awarded annually, or at such time as there are qualified nominees, this award is given to an individual who has achieved a status of eminence in shaping national water policy.

Criteria for Award: The individual chosen for this award must be one whose record of achievements in setting, designing, and/or implementing water resources policies at the national level is extraordinary. Written documentation must be provided to demonstrate that the performance was sustained over a period of time, and that the individual’s contributions to the wise use of the nation’s water resources were of an extraordinary nature. The individual nominated may have demonstrated these talents while associated with a federal agency, the U.S. Congress, a national commission or committee, a Congressional staff, or a national water?oriented organization. The field of expertise is not a deciding factor, the contribution to national water policy is.

Procedure for Nomination: Credentials of candidates for consideration should be submitted to the Awards/Nominations Committee Chairperson. Material to be submitted must include complete biographical data on the nominee, supporting documentation by the individual making the nomination, and three letters of reference from distinguished water resources managers. The documentation must be thorough and address the nature of the attributes specified for the Medal so that valid judgments can be made by the Awards Committee.

WHAT CAN MEMBERSHIP DO FOR YOU?

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