In the month of April, the WaterHub® at Emory University earned three additional award titles by demonstrating excellence in the fields of sustainability, planning and engineering. Now a ten-time award winner, the eco-engineered water reclamation facility was recognized for its urban site integration and sustainable technology by the US Water Alliance, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
On April 8th, the US Water Alliance announced Emory University and its WaterHub as one of three winners awarded the prestigious 2016 US Water Prize. This award recognizes organizations and companies that execute innovative solutions toward the advancement of “one water sustainability.” In announcing the winners, US Water Alliance CEO Radhika Fox said, “While the challenges facing the water sector are great, our capacity of innovation and positive solutions is greater. That’s why the US Water Alliance created the US Water Prize–the first-of-its-kind recognition program that celebrates outstanding achievement in driving towards a sustainable water future.”
Matthew Early, Vice President for Emory University Campus Services, stated, “Through this project, [Emory has] shown how universities can play an important role in advancing sustainability nationwide. Not only has the WaterHub had tremendous impact on how we think about water and how it is utilized on campus, it has also become a national model for those seeking innovative technology to address the global need for water conservation and sustainable solutions.”
On April 18, the WaterHub at Emory University received an Honorable Mention Award in the SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture-General. SCUP is an “organization of higher education leaders…involved in the integration of planning on campuses.”  The organization selected ten Honor, fourteen Merit and eleven Honorable Mention Awards. The WaterHub at Emory University was praised as a project that showed “how using strategic, integrated planning can result in exemplary buildings, grounds, institutional success, and careers that inspire.”
Following the SCUP announcement, the WaterHub at Emory University won the 2016 National Engineering Excellence Grand Award in the Water Resources category presented by ACEC on April 19th. ACEC is a national organization dedicated to “strengthen the business environment…through government advocacy, political action and business education.” The WaterHub’s innovative technology and unique design helped the system earn this nationally-recognized award.
To learn more about the WaterHub, please visit: http://sustainablewater.com/waterhub/
 SCUP. AWARDS and RECOGNITION PROGRAM. Society for College and University Planning. http://www.scup.org/page/resources/awards?path%5B%5D=awards
 ACEC. ACEC Means Business. American Council of Engineering Companies. http://docs.acec.org/pub/3c345618-f447-3d82-cb75-83347a1d163d