Wednesday, September 1, 2010

GBA's Bill Carter Receives 2010 WEF Excellence Award

Kudos to GBA Vice President Bill Carter, who has been honored by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) with that organization's prestigious Collection Systems Award! The 2010 WEF Excellence Awards, which were announced recently, will be presented during WEFTEC® 2010, WEF’s 83rd annual technical exhibition and conference, to be held in October in New Orleans. 

Bill, who heads up GBA's Water Environment Group with the zeal and commitment one would expect from a WEF Excellence Award-winner, currently serves on two national committees for WEF including Programs and Collection Systems. A member of WEF and the Kansas Water Environment Federation (KWEA) since 1983, he is active on the steering committee for WEF’s Private Property Virtual Library. This on-line library is a source of information for all types of private property sanitary sewer issues. In the mid-'80s Bill served as chairman of the Kansas Collection Systems Committee (KCSC) and was an active member of the KCSC during the '80s and '90s.

Bill's memberships also include the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). Over the years he has been recognized by his peers with a number of special awards, among them the 1st Annual Ray Stillwell Award sponsored by KWEA in 2009; the 5S Award (2005) and Golden Manhole Award (1998) from KWEA; and the Golden Manhole Award (2000) from WEF’s Collection Systems Committee.

Bill’s more than 30-year career has focused on wastewater collection and treatment and includes more than 20 years with GBA and, earlier, more than 10 years with Johnson County Wastewater in Kansas. He earned a BS degree in Civil Engineering from K-State in 1976 and is a registered professional engineer in Kansas and Missouri and a certified Design-Build Professional.

Congratulations to Bill on being recognized by WEF with this significant honor!

WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world.