Aug 26, 2021

Xylem’s Dr. Lindsay Birt Featured As the Winner of US Water Prize 2021

Dr. Lindsay Birt is featured as one of the eight recipients of the US Water Prize 2021.

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The US Water Alliance announced the winners of the US Water Prize 2021, an annual award that recognizes people and organizations leading innovative approaches to water management and a more sustainable water future. 

Dr. Lindsay Birt is featured as one of the eight recipients of the US Water Prize 2021, according to the Xylem press release.

According to US Water Alliance, Dr. Birt has extensive experience in digital intelligence for water and wastewater networks and water resource engineering. She currently serves as the Watershed Committee Chair and on the LIFT-Innovation Subcommittee Member for the Illinois Water Environment Association. 

Dr. Birt completed a PhD in agricultural and biological engineering from Purdue University with an emphasis in environmental and natural resources engineering, and she holds an MS and a BS in biological and agricultural engineering from Texas A&M University. 

More about Dr. Birt can be read here.

Additionally, the US Water Prize 2021 winners are:

  • Outstanding Public Sector Organization: Tucson Water
  • Outstanding Private Sector Organization: Microsoft
  • Outstanding Nonprofit Organization: San Juan Bay Estuary Program
  • Outstanding Cross-Sector Partnership: KC Water Green Stewards Program
  • Outstanding Public Official: Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury (NM-1)
  • Outstanding Journalism on the Value of Water: Ian James and Colleagues, The Arizona Republic
  • Outstanding Rising One Water Leader: Dr. Lindsay Birt, Xylem
  • Outstanding Artist: Salmon Speakers
  • Outstanding Artist: Friends of Gadsden Creek
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“We want to thank our US Water Prize winners and applicants for envisioning a sustainable water future for our country and undertaking the hard work to make it happen,” said US Water Alliance Board Chair OJ McFoy in the press release. “This year’s winners are a diverse and remarkable group of leaders from across the country, and we look forward to celebrating you at our virtual ceremony in September.”

The virtual awards celebration will take place on Thur., Sept. 23 at 2:00pm ET. Those interested can register here to watch the virtual ceremony and discussion with the winners.

“Our country faces complicated water challenges, but innovative and inspiring leaders can change how our country views, values, and manages water,” said US Water Alliance Acting CEO Sara Aminzadeh in the press release. “On behalf of the staff and board of the US Water Alliance, I want to offer a heartfelt congratulations to our US Water Prize winners. Your work inspires us all.”

People can submit questions in advance on Twitter using #USWaterPrize and tagging @USWaterAlliance. Learn more about the US Water Prize 2021 winners and past winners here.

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