Washington, D.C. — National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA) 2019 Flood Risk and Water Quality Excellence in Communications and Stormwater Management Green Infrastructure Awards applications due on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. NAFSMA officially opened both its 2019 Excellence in Communications and Green Infrastructure Awards Programs on February 26, 2019.

Entry submissions for both of the 2019 award programs should cover projects and programs implemented before May 1, 2019. To be eligible for consideration, applications must be submitted electronically via the NAFSMA website by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Award winners will be announced at NAFSMA’s 2019 Flood and Stormwater Management Conference on August 20-22, 2019.

NAFSMA’s Green Infrastructure Awards Program was designed to recognize and spotlight innovative stormwater management projects throughout the country that advance green infrastructure and low impact development techniques. This initiative was undertaken as one of the key projects identified in NAFSMA’s Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. EPA on green infrastructure.

Green infrastructure applications should include a project description with a site plan or diagram as well as descriptions of the project’s environmental impact, economic impact, outreach efforts, results, maintenance (monitoring, upkeep, costs and reporting), and conclusion.

For questions about the Green Infrastructure Awards Program, contact Dusty Williams at dustyw2015@gmail.com or (951) 313-0257.

Submit the 2019 Green Infrastructure Awards application form online at http://www.nafsma.org/form/2019-green-infrastructure-award-application.

NAFSMA also has a separate awards program to recognize Excellence in Communications in the categories of “Public Awareness of Flooding and/or Flood Prevention and/or Emergency Preparedness” and “Improving Water Quality.”

Submit the 2019 Excellence in Communications Award application form online at http://www.nafsma.org/form/2019-excellence-communications-award-application.

The Excellence in Communications awards program highlights award winning communication and outreach programs and provides examples of successful initiatives about flood awareness, pollution prevention, and environmental protection that are taking place across the United States.

For questions on the Excellence in Communications Awards Program, contact Sofia Chatos at schatos@nafsma.org or 301-404-1332.

NAFSMA’s awards programs, which are carried out under a mentoring agreement with FEMA, are open to all public agencies as well as private firms working with a public agency on green infrastructure projects; flood risk communication, or water quality communication initiatives. NAFSMA members and non-members are invited to apply.