Sowby receives AWRA’s Young Professional award

Sowby receives AWRA’s Young Professional award

The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) has selected Robert B. Sowby as the recipient of the 2019 A. Ivan Johnson Award for Young Professionals.

The national award, named after a past AWRA president, is given to “a young professional who has demonstrated outstanding achievements, talents, and leadership potential through their professional activities related to water resources.”

Dr. Sowby, a water resources engineer at Hansen, Allen & Luce (HAL), received the award from AWRA president Lisa Beutler during the organization’s Annual Water Resources Conference, held this week in Salt Lake City. AWRA officials noted his impact in the water–energy nexus and his service to professional associations.

We congratulate him on this prestigious award.

Photo: Rob Sowby, center, receives the A. Ivan Johnson Award for Young Professionals from AWRA president Lisa Beutler, right, and president-elect Betsy Cody, left, at AWRA’s national conference in Salt Lake City on Nov. 6.