• Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2016 – National Procurement Institute
  • Award of Merit in the annual Global Best Projects competition for the Emergency & Carryover Storage Project – Engineering News-Record
  • Bronze Bernays Award for communications related to the dedication of the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant – Public Relations Society of America, San Diego-Imperial Chapter
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2016 – Government Finance Officers Association
  • Certificate of Excellence for Investment Policy for calendar year 2016 – Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada
  • Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award for Excellence in water resources management – Association of California Water Agencies
  • First Place Award for the fiscal year 2015 Annual Report – San Diego Press Club
  • Membrane Facility of the Year Award for Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant – American Membrane Technology Association and the American Water Works Association
  • Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award for the Emergency & Carryover Storage Project – American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Silver Bernays Award and Best of Show Award for the outreach campaign “When in Drought: Save Every Day, Every Way” – Public Relations Society of America, San Diego-Imperial Chapter
  • Sustainable Water Utility Management Award for improving water supply reliability while balancing economic, social and environmental needs – Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies

General Manager Maureen Stapleton receives the Sustainable Water Utility Management Award from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies.

Board officers and staff celebrate a Best of Show award for the When in Drought outreach and education campaign from the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

The Water Authority took home the engineering industry’s most prestigious global award in March – the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.