Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award

The 2021 OSAW Award Cycle has closed. Please stay tuned for the 2022 OSAW Award cycle!

The OSAW awards annually recognize deserving organizations in the hydropower industry for projects that exhibit exemplary operational, educational, historical, recreational, or environmental enhancement and stewardship. Each year, NHA presents the OSAW awards at Clean Currents. Learn more about the OSAW awards and submit an application for this year’s competition.


Chelan County Public Utility District and the Foundation for Water and Energy Education accept OSAW Public Education Award

Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award

The 2021 Henwood Cycle has closed. Please stay tuned for the 2022 Henwood Award Cycle!

The Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award, NHA’s highest individual honor, is presented annually to an individual within the hydropower industry who exhibits dedication to hydropower as an energy technology; persistence in the face of institutional obstacles; appreciation and understanding of the relationships among project engineering, environment and economics; a strong commitment for fair dealing and plain speaking; and uncommon energy, enthusiasm, and excitement as a leading force in the industry.


Rick Miller with HDR accepts 2016 Henwood Award

Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship

This annual award was created in 2008 by NHA Past Chairs to support future industry leaders as they complete their education.

The President’s Award

This prestigious award is given to a member company that has blazed new pathways to strengthen and invigorate the hydropower industry.