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Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize endowed

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Thomas (BSE CE ’60, MSE ’61) and Greta Newhof of Ada, Michigan, have recently endowed the Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize, which is awarded at the triennial Borchardt Conference in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The donors previously created this prize in 2016, and have now endowed the prize to elevate further the visibility and prestige of the Borchardt conference, as well as water and wastewater treatment research.

For this prize, the nominee is a senior or mid-career professional whose accomplishments in the water or wastewater treatment discipline have been nationally and internationally recognized, and who has potential for continued contributions to the field. As part of the award ceremony, the recipient delivers the Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Lecture.

Thomas Newhof is the co-founder of Prein&Newhof, a civil engineering firm established in 1969 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a former Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Merit Award recipient.

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