2009 - 2005

California Urban Water Conservation Council
Annual Excellence Awards

 

Michael Moynahan Award = Statewide Innovations

Llana Sherman Award = Local Innovations

2009

Llana Sherman Award

Tm Barr
Tim Barr's initiative and vision have helped to lead almost two decades of water conservation improvements in Western Riverside County. His work has included both wholesale and retail conservation, direct installation programs, rebate programs and public education.

Tim's most recent accomplishments include leading multiple agencies to adopt new water conserving rates structures, and forging an innovative conservation fee tool to support customer financed conservation retrofits during a time of shrinking budgets. His career doesn’t just involve the BMPs, it’s a case study of the BMPs!

Michael Moynahan Award

Art Ludwig
Art has tirelessly worked to popularize ecological systems design for more than 28 years. His work on graywater was a key contribution to the reconsideration of the graywater standards by the California Legislature in 2008 and the adoption of new more flexible rules set by the California Department of Housing and Community Development in 2009. 

This award is a well-deserved recognition of his leadership and success in helping to promote a new source of millions of gallons of conserved water for California’s future.

2008

Llana Sherman Award

Nora Jaeschke
Nora Jaeschke's pioneer work and ongoing leadership in regional conservation efforts in San Diego County has resulted in, among many notable achievements, the founding of the widely recognized San Diego County Conservation Action Committee and Chair of the Friends of the nationally recognized Cuyamaca Water Conservation Garden. Nora is a business and political leader who rubs elbows with the Mayor and meets landscape contractors over a beer.  Her grassroots leadership has resulted in the growth of water wise landscaping throughout San Diego County.

Toby Goddard
Where others see opposition, Toby Goddard sees opportunity.  His program accomplishments lead not only to success locally, but imitation by his peers. From water rates to rebates, from plans to programs, from operations to education, he has led them all. Toby's leadership has built coalitions of business, neighborhoods, and the media to support and promote water conservation in Santa Cruz. Even real estate agents realize that retrofit on resale is good for Santa Cruz!

Michael Moynahan Award

Bill Maddaus
For his tireless advocacy, rigorous analysis, and willingness to share insights and skills with new conservation staff.   Bill is a national as well as a California treasure in conservation.  Many of the folks who spend their career in water conservation start with his conservation manuals.  He continues to offer leadership to the field, and to lead in development of AWWA manuals and analytical models which are widely used to plan and improve water use efficiency. His contributions include dedicating his family to this quest and embodying the concept of multi-generational leadership.

Llana Sherman Award

2007

Llana Sherman Award

John Swindell
In gratitude for using his creativity and education. In leading the way in irrigation efficiency and landscape water budgets. Long ago John Swindell recognized that plants don’t waste water, people do. And he focused his creativity on getting people to turn off their sprinklers. John is know for his integrity, authenticity, and forthrightness. Despite that, people like him. He will always be appreciated for his dedication, commitment, and perseverance.

Michael Moynahan Award

Assemblymember John Laird
When landscape watering needed cutting, he was there. When recommendations needed following, he said “follow them”. When toilets were ready to be improved, he improved them. When water needed measuring, and water savings needed rewarding, John Laird was ready with a bill or two.

His leadership in water conservation has been a boon to California. He is an example to the country, striking fear in water wasters everywhere.

Mary Ann Dickinson
Mary Ann came to California to work on conservation, and did she ever get to work! Her dedication and unparalleled work ethic led to statewide and national initiatives that grew water conservation’s profile in policy arenas, and led many people to marvel at the time stamps of her emails.

From being the Council’s first staff person, to leading an organization which has become the beacon of water efficiency, she truly embodies the definition of “Leadership”. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Roland Brown
In recognition of his dedicated leadership as one of the early pioneers in promoting water conservation in California, the Council applauds Roland's achievements as one of the first two conservation staff at Metropolitan who led the way in distributing showerheads, aerators, and toilet dams, and who was among the first to work with toilet manufacturers to bring ULFTs to market.  The Council has followed his leading light in implementing conservation programs ever since. California and the Council have greatly benefited from his dedication, Innovative ideas, commitment, and perseverance.

2006

Llana Sherman Award


Martha Davis

Michael Moynahan Award


Fran Spivy-Weber 

2005

Llana Sherman Award

Lynn Florey

Michael Moynahan Award 

Peter Gleick
Ron Munds
 

 

 

2009

Llana Sherman Award

Tim Barr

Mike Moynahan Award

Art Ludwig

2008 

Llana Sherman Award 

Toby Goddard
Nora Jaeschke

Mike Moynahan Award
Bill Maddaus

2007

Llana Sherman Award 

John Swindell 

Mike Moynahan Award

Assemblymember John Laird
Mary Ann Dickinson

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ron Brown

2006

Llana Sherman Award

Martha Davis

Mike Moynahan

Fran Spivy-Weber

2005

Llana Sherman Award

Lynn Florey

Mike Moynahan Award

Peter Gleick
Ron Munds