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Central Arizona Project (CAP) is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 CAP Award for Water Research. The Award recognizes excellence in graduate or undergraduate student research addressing water issues facing the lower basin states (Arizona, California and Nevada). Award judges include representatives of CAP’s popularly elected Board of Directors, CAP customers and management, and other members of the water community. 

The 2014 CAP Award for Water Research winners are:

  • The 1st Place Award winner is Andri Rachmadi, a graduate student in Soil, Water and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona, for his research paper "Virus Removal Efficiency in Wetlands Receiving Secondary Treated Wastewater." Mr. Rachmadi will receive $1,000 from CAP.
  • The 2nd Place Award winner is America Nallely Lutz Ley, a graduate student in the Arid Lands Resource Sciences interdisciplinary program at the University of Arizona. Her research is on "Institutional Frameworks for Managing Groundwater in Rural Arizona and Sonora." Ms. Lutz Ley will receive $500 from CAP.

In addition to the cash awards, CAP sponsors the students to the Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Symposium where award recipients will be recognized during a special dinner, and will present their research during regular conference sessions.  The winning papers will be published in the conference proceedings and on the CAP web site (

The 2014 Symposium, which is being held this year in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Institute of Professional Geologists will take place September 14-16, at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center in Prescott, AZ.

CAP’s Award for Water Research is one of many community outreach programs created to provide information, support and education to Arizonans of all ages, from school children to civic leaders, to help ensure the sustainability and economic vitality of our state.