Honors and Awards

2015 Stockholm Industry Water Award

New Water ReSources pleased to announce that founding and managing member, Linda Macpherson was honored for her work with the 2015 Stockholm Industry Water Award, along with the global engineering company CH2M.

The Stockholm Industry Water Award is an annual award given by the Stockholm International Water Institute to honor outstanding achievements by companies that contribute to sustainable water management. This year’s award references  WateReuse Research Foundation where Linda was the Co-Principal Investigator on groundbreaking reuse research and also mention’s Linda’s work for the Water Corporation of Western Australia and NEWater Visitor Centre in Singapore.

Linda Macpherson is the founder of New Water ReSources. She was also reuse principal technologist for CH2M until July 2015. Her work was instrumental in CH2M’s effort to change societal perceptions of reclaimed water and to achieving the SIWA.


International award goes to NWR-related project

Greg Oliver, General Manager for Strategy and Impact with the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence, and Linda Macpherson, founding member of New Water ReSources

Greg Oliver, General Manager for Strategy and Impact with the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence, and Linda Macpherson, founding member of New Water ReSources

One of New Water ReSource’s long-term projects has won an award. In September 2014, the WateReuse Association honored the National Demonstration, Education and Engagement Program (NDEEP) with the association’s 2014 Water Reuse International Award, bestowed at its annual symposium in Dallas, Texas. The award highlights work by the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence to demonstrate the performance and reliability of recycled water; to evaluate social, economic, and governmental challenges to water recycling; and to develop and test options for a national recycled water demonstration, education and engagement program.

NWR founding member Linda Macpherson and her research team (one of three teams on the project) were responsible for creating high-quality, evidence-based educational products designed to increase community understanding and acceptance of recycled water as an alternative drinking water source. NDEEP, which was led by the University of New South Wales, involved water treatment engineers, water quality scientists, social scientists, media experts and communication specialists from Australia and the United States in the project.

NWR members who worked on this project: Linda Macpherson, Peter Swanson, Kristin Alford, James Hutson, Steve Johnson, Leslie Wolko, Tack Roberts