US Water Prize


Nominations Have Closed

Awarded on an annual basis, the US Water Prize celebrates outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable, integrated, and inclusive solutions to our nation's water challenges. It is the preeminent national recognition program for exemplary efforts to secure a sustainable water future for all.

The US Water Prize celebrates the breadth of creative collaboration and the partnerships that are making significant contributions to advancing One Water across America. 

There are six US Water Prize categories for 2019:

  • Organization: Public Sector
  • Organization: Private Sector
  • Organization: Nonprofit
  • Organization: Cross-sector Partnership or Coalition
  • Individual: Outstanding Journalism on the Value of Water
  • Individual: Outstanding Public Official

Reference letters can be submitted with your online nomination form, emailed as a .pdf HERE, or mailed to: US Water Alliance, Attn: US Water Prize, 1010 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005.

Winners of US Water Prize 2019 will be announced and recognized during the annual awards ceremony on September 18 at One Water Summit 2019 in Austin, Texas. Nominations are due April 26 and winners will be chosen by an independent review panel of water experts. Alliance members and non-members are both eligible to apply.

Start your nomination for an Organization here.

Start your nomination for Outstanding Journalism on the Value of Water here.

Start your nomination for Outstanding Public Official here.

Take a look at the previous US Water Prize Winners