Stormy Awards
Submit Your Idea for the 2017 New England Stormy Awards - Recognizing New England's Best Stormwater Work! 

The New England Stormwater Collaborative continues its efforts to identify the best stormwater work in New England. This year we are modifying our award program to identify simple, imaginative, unique, and inventive stormwater ideas in three categories: 
  • Stormwater Management/Green Infrastructure
  • Political Support/Funding/Outreach
  • Program Efficiency/Technology Support
Tell us how your community or business is improving our region's ability to deliver stormwater management services in one of these three categories and you could win a 2017 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 ingenuity, transferability, and how effectively the idea has helped manage stormwater, increase support, or leverage a unique technology. 

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 is now open through January 17, 2018. Winners will be announced in February 2018.

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 in April 2018 at the New England Water Works Association Spring Conference and Exhibition at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.

View previous winners here:

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 up to 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.