Winners of 2016 Women with Hydro Vision Awards announced, to be presented at HydroVision International

Women with Hydro Vision awards

PennWell’s Hydro Group is pleased to announce the third annual class of recipients of the Women with Hydro Vision award.

This award program is designed to honor the most influential women in the hydropower industry. As the industry itself is rather diverse, we divided the market into 10 separate categories. The 2016 winners of the Women with Hydro Vision are listed below by category:

Dam Safety
Lori Spragens, Executive Director, Association of State Dam Safety Officials

Engineering Consulting and Plant Services/Maintenance
Lisa Larson, Associate Vice President, HDR

Environmental Protection and Mitigation
Julie Keil, Chair, Low Impact Hydropower Institute (award given posthumously)

Equipment Supply
Debbie Mursch, Director of Markets, Strategy and Development, GE Renewable Energy, Hydro

Facilitation and Stakeholder Engagement
Anna West, Principal and Co-Founder, Kearns & West

Marine Hydrokinetics
Alison LaBonte, Program Manager, Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development, U.S. Department of Energy

New Development
Ramya Swaminathan, Chief Executive Officer, Rye Development and FFP New Hydro

Policies and Regulations
Suzanne Grassell, Governmental Affairs Program Manager, Chelan County Public Utility District

Power Plant Portfolio Management/Operations and Maintenance
Nora Rosemore, Hydro Operations Superintendent, Minnesota Power

Research and Technology
Lori Rux, Chief of Program Support Division (retired), Northwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

These women were all nominated by their peers and were selected for this honor based on the tremendous influence and impact they have had on the larger hydropower industry.

The awards will be given at the Women with Hydro Vision Luncheon on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at HydroVision International in Minneapolis, Minn. This luncheon is open to attendees, offering the opportunity to meet and recognize these 10 special women who have made and/or are continuing to make significant contributions to the hydro industry by sharing their unique talents and vision.

For more information about the luncheon and to register for the event, click here.

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