The Capital Area Groundwater Conservation Commission (Commission) is pleased to
announce that a biennial recognition award will be presented by the Capital Area
Ground Water Conservation Commission, on an as-needed basis, beginning in 2017,
for work undertaken or completed in the previous two years (or for a body of
work) before the award year.
The purpose of the award The Water Leadership Award is to recognize individuals
(or groups) that have contributed in substantial and/or innovative ways to
management, conservation, understanding, and awareness of the Capital Area
Ground Water District District’s groundwater resources.
The following areas are recognized as fields suitable for consideration:
• Government Leadership
• Business Leadership
• Applied Research
• Technological Innovation
• Public Awareness and Education
In considering an award, a panel of Commissioners will evaluate the eligible work for
impact; that is, the work on which a nomination rests should have made, or will
make, a substantial and/or lasting contribution to the above stated goals of
management, conservation, understanding, and awareness. The purpose of this
award is not to recognize every individual contribution towards achievement of
these goals but rather to highlight those that required exceptional leadership,
diligence, perseverance, tenacity, courage, and/or foresight. It is acceptable
to recognize individuals (or groups) for a body of work that meets these
Individuals (or groups) eligible for award include those that have made a
substantial and/or innovative contribution to the above stated goals inside the
District, whether such individual (or group) resides within the District or not.
Nominations can be made by any individual or group, and should include a brief
biography of the individual (or group) and a detailed summary of the work for
which the individual (or group) is being nominated. The application packet
should include relevant information, including but not limited to: reports,
data, models, press clippings or media, informational or educational examples,
etc. Technical information should be limited to summaries. Five (5) copies of
the nomination should be sent to the Capital Area Groundwater Conservation
District at 3535 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 137, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.
An independent panel of Commissioners shall be appointed by the Chairman for
handling of this award. The panel shall review nominations and select an award
winner on behalf of the entire Commission. The Commission will publicize the
award in the local media and on its website. The award will be a plaque and
letter of recognition.