The Water Environment Federation has recognized Art Nunez, operations director at EPCOR USA, with a distinguished national award at the AZ Water Association’s 94th Annual Water Conference and Exhibition.
Mr. Nunez is a member of the AZ Water Association board of directors, where he contributes over 35 years of experience in operations and management of water and wastewater systems to the group’s leadership.
Since 2019, Mr. Nunez has served as operations director for EPCOR’s Central Division in Arizona, overseeing daily operations in the company’s fast-growing Arizona service area as well as some of the company’s long-range operational initiatives.
EPCOR currently serves about one-third of Surprise residences and businesses.
The WEF presents the Arthur Sidney Bedell Award annually to acknowledge an individual water professional’s extraordinary personal service to a WEF Member Association.
As a member organization to the WEF, the AZ Water Association is eligible to nominate water professionals in its membership for the award. Winners are chosen for their demonstrated organizational leadership, administrative service, membership activity, technical expertise and other qualifications.
“It comes as no surprise to us at EPCOR that the WEF has chosen Art Nunez to receive the Bedell Award,” said EPCOR USA President Joe Gysel. “We’re very fortunate to have a leader of Art’s caliber at the helm of our Central Division, and we appreciate the WEF’s recognition of his remarkable contributions to the AZ Water Association and the water industry.”
The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated member associations representing water quality professionals around the world since 1928.