Professor Emeritus Eugene A. Glysson was posthumously awarded the Abel Wolman Award of Excellence from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) during the 2018 AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition, June 11–14, 2018.
This award recognizes those whose careers in the water works industry exemplify vision, creativity and excellence, and who have had recognizable impact on the professionalism of the industry.
Professor Glysson passed away in 2014. During his career, he taught and performed research on solid waste disposal and management, municipal engineering, and water, wastes, and solid wastes engineering.
He was a consultant to the National Science Foundation, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Department of Health. He also spent one term as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service assigned to the Land Protection Branch Office of Solid Wastes.
The American Water Works Association is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational society dedicated to providing water solutions to assure the effective management of water. Their nearly 50,000 total memberships represent the full spectrum of the water community: public water and wastewater systems, environmental advocates, scientists and academicians.