Carmichael Water District General Manager Receives ACWA Leadership Award

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) has recognized Carmichael Water District General Manager Steve Nugent with its 2018 Excellence in Water Leadership Award – Building a World of Difference for his leadership and commitment to collaborative regional integrated water management through the American River Pipeline Conveyance Project.

Working with Aerojet and the Golden State Water Company through an innovative public-private partnership, Nugent led the district in implementing the project, which recovers 10,000 acre-feet of remediated groundwater annually to provide an additional water supply to help guard against future droughts, while also offering a clean water supply for neighboring Golden State Water Company customers. It included extensive environmental restoration along the American River and has been recognized with awards from the American Water Resources Association and the Sacramento Environmental Commission.

“Steve has demonstrated remarkable leadership throughout his career but especially with regard to the American River Pipeline Conveyance Project,” said ACWA President Brent Hastey. “His commitment to collaborative integrated regional water management resulted in an important and highly successful regional water infrastructure project, and his innovative approach to public-private partnerships serves as a model for future efforts.”

The Excellence in Water Leadership Award – Building a World of Difference recognizes individuals (and groups of individuals) who have made a remarkable and visible contribution to California’s water. The award, sponsored by Black & Veatch Corporation, was presented during ACWA’s 2018 Spring Conference & Exhibition taking place this week in Sacramento.

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