Please use the form below to submit any nominations for the Youth Leadership Award, honoring students who have creatively addressed or raised awareness about water quality or quantity issues in Iowa . Please include any links where we can learn more about the nominees and their projects.
Youth or Group Name
Youth Award Project Description - Please describe why the nominee deserves the Youth Leadership Award, including project impact, youth involvement, and creativity.
Youth Nominee Contact Information
Business Innovation Award
Please use the form below to submit any nominations for the Business Innovation Award, honoring an Iowa based business taking a creative approach to addressing water quality or use . Please include any links where we can learn more about the nominees and their projects.
Business or Individual Name
Business Award Description - Please describe how this business is taking a creative approach to addressing water quality or use.
Business Nominee Contact Information
Lifetime Achievement Award
Please use the form below to submit nominations for IEC's Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing an Iowan who has created a legacy of impactful work on Iowa’s waterways or water policy.
Description - Please describe how the nominee has made an impact on Iowa's waterways or water policy. Provide information on accomplishments and service.
Impact Through Advocacy Award
Please use the form below to submit nominations for the Impact Through Advocacy Award, recognizing an organization or individual that has made an impact on Iowa through advocacy work.
Impact Through Advocacy Individual or Organization Name
Impact Through Advocacy Description - Please describe how the nominee has made an impact on public policy in Iowa. Impact does not have to be limited to the environment but could include public health, quality of life, justice, equity, and more. Provide information on context and how Iowa has benefited.
Impact Through Advocacy Contact Information Past Pro H2O Award Winners 2022 2021 Business Innovation - Mitchell Hora, Founder and CEO of Contiuum Ag. Watch the acceptance video on . YouTube Youth Leadership - Storm Lake High School Advanced Ecology class. Watch the acceptance video on YouTube. Lifetime Achievement - Allen Bonini. Watch the acceptance video on . YouTube Impact Through Advocacy - Sikowis Nobiss, Great Plains Action Society. Watch the acceptance video on . YouTube
2020 Business Innovation – Wings2Water, Eastern Iowa Airport Youth Leadership – Iowa West High students Shreya Khullar and Caroline Mascardo for their stop motion film on algae blooms. Watch the film on . YouTube
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2019 Innovation Awards - Joe Bolick, Green Brewery Program Manager, and Jenny Trent, Waste Reduction Specialist, with the Iowa Green Brewing Certification Program at the Iowa Waste Reduction Center received honors for the innovative and successful approach they launched in 2017 with the Green Brewing Certification program. Business Leader awards - Dave Moore, Director of Operations at Big Grove Brewery and Rachel Beck with SingleSpeed Brewing Company for gaining Green Brewing Certification; Mollie Aronowitz of Peoples Company Tenacity and Youth Leadership - Courtney Wolken, high school A.P. Biology teacher at Newton Community School District, and Steve Hopkins, Nonpoint Source Coordinator with the IDNR, were honored for their work and leadership on a project with Cardinal Creek.
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2018 Public Health award – Dr. Peter Weyer, University of Iowa Regenerative Ag award – Seth Watkins, Pinhook Farm Corporate Sustainability award – Rick Tollakson, Hubbell Realty Innovative Water Work award – Hannah Ray J Youth Leadership – 10 students from Oakridge Middle in Cedar Rapids