Stormy Awards

The New England Stormwater Collaborative is recognizing simple, imaginative, and inventive ways that are increasing employee capacity, funding, or political support for stormwater management programs.

Tell us how your community is improving its ability to deliver stormwater management services and you could win a Stormy Award!

• The best ideas submitted will be featured on the collaborative’s Web page and in our organizations' publications. 
• The top three ideas will be featured in a special awards session at a NEWWA, NEWEA, or NEAPWA conference (rotates each year).
• The top three idea winners will receive complimentary registration to the conference. 

Ideas will be judged based on how effectively they increased funding, efficiency, staff capacity, and/or political support; their relevance and transfer-ability to other communities and utilities; and their simplicity/resourcefulness.

The competition is open to all clever ideas from EPA Region 1 and no idea is too big or too small. If you’re not sure that your idea qualifies, or if you can’t come to the award session, please submit your idea so we can share them with others looking for creative solutions.

The next round of Stormy Award submissions will be accepted between January and February 2018. Watch this site for the nomination form when it become available. 

The submission form is short and easy to fill out and submitters do not have to write a paper, but winners will be invited to give a short presentation at the awards session.

Questions? E-mail us at

How Can You Get Involved?

The collaborative is also seeking interested partners to participate on the judging panel. We will be seeking three outside participants to sit with the 9-person committee to review “Best Idea” submissions. If you would like to be involved, send us an e-mail at the address above about who you are and your role in New England Stormwater.

The New England Stormwater Collaborative reserves the right not to publicize ideas that are inappropriate, inaccurate, or overly promotional and has final judgment over what is reviewed.