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2015 Clarke Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture





Photos from the 2015 Award Ceremony and Lecture


The 2015 recipient of the Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize was John C. Crittenden,

Ph.D, P.E., N.A.E., C.A.E.  Crittenden is Director of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable

Systems, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Hightower Chair and Georgia

Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Environmental Technologies at Georgia Institute of Technology.



NWRI established the Clarke Prize in 1993 to honor outstanding individuals who

have implemented better water science research and technology. The Clarke

medallion and $50,000 award are presented annually.



Meny Elimelech of Yale University (center) and Bruce Logan of Penn State (right)

were among the 13 Clarke Laureates who attended the Twenty-Second Annual Clarke Prize

Award Ceremony and Lecture in honor of John C. Crittenden (left).




The 2015 honoree, John C. Crittenden, with his wife Xin Zhang at the

Clarke Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture in Huntington Beach, California.



Guests at the Twenty-second Annual Clarke Prize Award Ceremony and Lecture. Pictured

here are staff from the Orange County Water District (from left): Jana Safarik, Mike Marcus,

Rebecca Wilhelm, Megan Plumlee, Roy Herndon, and Griselle Rodriguez.



2015 Clarke Prize recipient John Crittenden poses with his family. From left: wife Xin Zhang, 

sister Jan Livingston, and brother-in-law Michael Tillman.



Joseph Hughes of Drexel University introduced his friend and colleague,

John C. Crittenden, as the 2015 Clarke Prize honoree.



James Irvine Swinden presented John Crittenden with the Clarke Prize medallion

and $50,000 cash prize on behalf of the Joan Irvine Smith and Athalie R. Clarke

Foundation, which helped establish the Clarke Prize.




The Clarke Prize Laureates: (left to right) Harry Ridgeway, Jerry Schnoor, Perry McCarty,

David Sedlak, Bruce Logan, James Barnard, John Crittenden, Joan Rose, George Tchobanoglous,

Pedro Alvarez, Menachem Elimelech, Vernon Snoeyink, Rhodes Trussell, and Bruce Rittmann.



Visit the following links to download photos from previous Clarke Prize Award Ceremonies: