2020 Flood Risk and Water Quality Excellence in Communications and Stormwater Management Green Infrastructure Awards

Applications Due on July 30, 2020

The National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA) officially opened both its 2020 Excellence in Communications and Green Infrastructure Awards Programs on April 1, 2020.

Entry submissions for both of the 2020 awards programs should cover projects and programs implemented before June 1, 2020. To be eligible for consideration, applications need to be submitted electronically via the NAFSMA website by 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 30, 2020.

Award winners will be announced at NAFSMA’s 2020 Flood and Stormwater Management Conference on August 10-13, 2020. Award winning entries will be highlighted on a special video and this year’s awards will be extremely special with winners expected to be eager to display these unique recognitions in their agencies or firms. 

NAFSMA’s Green Infrastructure Awards Program was designed to recognize and spotlight innovative stormwater management projects throughout the country that advance Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development techniques. This initiative was undertaken as one of the key projects identified in NAFSMA’s Memorandum of Understanding with U.S. EPA on Green Infrastructure.

Per the Green Infrastructure application, the project description needs to include a site plan or diagram, and descriptions of the project’s environmental impact, economic impact, outreach efforts, results, maintenance (monitoring, upkeep, costs and reporting) and conclusion.

Click here to submit your 2020 Green Infrastructure Awards application form online.


For questions on the Green Infrastructure Awards Program, please contact Dusty Williams at dustyw2015@gmail.com or (951) 313-0257.


NAFSMA also has a separate awards program to recognize Excellence in Communications in the categories of “Public Awareness of Flooding and/or Flood Prevention and/or Emergency Preparedness” and “Improving Water Quality.”

Click here to submit your 2020 Excellence in Communications Award application form online.


The Excellence in Communications awards program highlights award winning communication and outreach programs and provides examples of successful initiatives about flood awareness, pollution prevention and environmental protection that are taking place across the United States.

For questions on the Excellence in Communications Awards Program, please contact Sofia Chatos at schatos@nafsma.org or 301-404-1332.

NAFSMA’s awards programs, which are carried out under a mentoring agreement with FEMA, are open to all public agencies as well as private firms working with a public agency on a green infrastructure project or on communications efforts for flood risk communication as well as water quality communications initiatives. NAFSMA members and non-members are invited to apply. Feel free to also contact the NAFSMA National Office at sgilson@nafsma.org (202-289-8625) for any additional information.

Good luck to all and get those applications ready and submitted!


2019 Award Winners

Some of NAFSMA’s 2019 Award Winners