National Water Research Institute

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We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization that works to ensure safe, reliable sources of water now and for future generations. 

Clarke Prize Laureates,  1994-2017

2017 • Charles N. Haas, PhD

Haas is the L.D. Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering and Head of the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University.

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2005 • Menachem Elimelech, PhD

Elimelech is the Robert C. Goizueta Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University.

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2016 • Mark D. Sobsey, PhD

Sobsey is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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2004 • Vernon L. Snoeyink, PhD

Snoeyink is Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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2015 • John C. Crittenden, PhD, PE, NAE, CAE

Crittenden is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems at Georgia Institute of Technology

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2014 • David L. Sedlak, PhD

Sedlak is a Professor at University of California, Berkeley, Co-Director of Berkeley Water Center, and Deputy Director of ReNUWIt

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2013 • R. Rhodes Trussell, PhD, PE, BCEE, NAE

Trussell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Trussell Technologies, Inc.

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2012 • Pedro J.J. Alvarez, PhD, PE, DEE

Alvarez is the George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University.

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2011 • Mark R. Wiesner, PhD, PE

Wiesner is the James B. Duke Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University.

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2010 • Jerald L. Schnoor, PhD

Schnoor is the Allen S. Henry Chair of Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Iowa.

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2009 • Bruce E. Logan, PhD

Logan is the Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering at Pennsylvania State University.

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2008 • Nancy N. Rabalais, PhD

Rabalais a Professor and Shell Chair in Oceanography and Coastal Studies at Louisiana State University, and is Director of the Coastal Waters Consortium.

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2007 • James L. Barnard, PhD, PR.Eng, BCEE

Barnard is Global Practice and Technology Leader for Advanced Biological Treatment, Black & Veatch Corporation.

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2006 • Philip C. Singer, PhD, PE

Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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2003 • George Tchobanoglous, PhD, PE

Tchobanoglous is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California, Davis.

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2002 • Harry F. Ridgway, PhD

Ridgway is President of AquaMem Consultants.

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2001 • Joan B. Rose, PhD

Rose is the Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair for Water Research at Michigan State University. Rose received the Stockholm Water Prize in 2016.

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2000 • Charles R. O'Melia, PhD
(d. 2010)

Professor Emeritus of Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

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1999 • James J. Morgan, PhD

Morgan is the Marvin L. Goldberger Professor of Environmental Engineering Emeritus at California Institute of Technology.

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1998 • Rafael L. Bras, ScD

Bras is Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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1997 • Perry L. McCarty, ScD

McCarty is the Silas H. Palmer Professor of Civil Engineering Emeritus at Stanford University. McCarty received the Stockholm Water Prize in 2007.

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1996 • Walter J. Weber, Jr., PhD, PE, DEE

Weber is the Gordon M . Fair and Earnest Boyce Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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1995 • David C. White, MD, PhD (d. 2006)

White was Distinguished Professor, Department of Microbiology, at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Director Center of Biomarker Analysis.

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1994 • Bruce E. Rittmann, PhD

Rittmann is Center Director and Professor at the Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University. Rittman received the Stockholm Water Prize in 2018.

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