Stormy Awards

The New England Stormwater Collaborative continues its efforts to identify the best stormwater work in New England. The award program identifies simple, imaginative, unique, and inventive stormwater ideas in three categories: 

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 Stormy Award!

• The best ideas submitted will be featured on the collaborative’s webpage and in our organizations' publications. 

• The top three ideas are featured in a special awards session that cycles between the NE-APWA, NEWWA, and NEWEA Conferences. 

• 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.

Nominations for 2023 are now CLOSED. Winners will be announced soon and presented at the NEWEA 2024 Annual Meeting in Newport in June. 

The submission form is short and easy to fill out. Submissions from the previous year will be reconsidered for this year and do not need to be resubmitted. Submitters do not have to write a paper, but winners will be invited to give a short presentation at the award session. 

View previous winners here:

Click here to view the 2020 Stormy Award winners.

Click here to view the 2019 Stormy Award winners. 

Click here to view the 2018 Stormy Award winners. 

Click here to view the 2017 Stormy Award winners. 

Click here to view the 2016 Stormy Award winners

Click here to view the 2015 Stormy Award winners. 

Click here to view the 2014 Stormy Award winners

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.