Awards

Our Awards

Throughout the year, the Water Authority won awards and distinctions for its projects and programs from local, state, national and international organizations.  Awards and distinctions received include:

  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Emmy Award for "It's Perfectly Clear" Video
  • American Public Works Association – San Diego/Imperial Chapter: Project of the Year for projects between $6 million and $25 million for the Miramar Hill to Scripps Ranch Relining Project
  • Construction Management Association of America – San Diego Chapter: Award of Excellence for public works projects greater than $15 million for the Miramar Hill to Scripps Ranch Relining Project
  • Global Water Intelligence: Desalination Deal of the Year for the Carlsbad Desalination Project
  • Government Finance Officers Association: The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for development of the comprehensive annual financial report, or CAFR, for Fiscal Year 2012
  • International Association of Business Communicators: Gold Quill Award of Merit for 2011 Annual Report
  • International City/County Management Association: The Certificate of Achievement recognizes the use of performance measurement in local government management, including training, verification and public reporting
  • International Right of Way Association: 2012 International Employer of the Year for organizations with fewer than 20 right-of-way employees
  • Project Finance Magazine: North American Water Deal of the Year for the Carlsbad Desalination Project
  • San Diego County Fair: Featured Entrance Garden Award; Bill Teague Well-Maintained Gardens Award; Don Diego Award for the display by a non-commercial exhibitor with the best design, aesthetic appeal and plant quality; Environment Award (1st place); the San Diego County Award for the best display representing the diversity of the San Diego landscape; Award of Merit; Paul Ecke Jr. Theme Award (1st place); Best Stonework (3rd place); Contemporary Design Award (3rd place); Cuyamaca College Botanical Society Award