Network H2O: ASCE Best Value for Its Innovative Approach to Solving Water Crisis

Gaston was also recognized in the June 2016 Journal AWWA – People in the News for receiving the ASCE Best Value Award.

Network H2O, a plan for augmenting our nation’s water supply through an expanded water network, received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Best Value Award in the Innovative Business Models and Technologies category. Maury D. Gaston, an engineer and water industry expert with AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe and AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe, developed Network H2O as a way to balance the country’s water supply with its water demand –- to move water from where we have it abundantly to where we need it badly –- while creating economic growth and opportunity, and ensuring the future of dependable water resources. Read more about Network H2O.

Network H2O was one of 15 winners in the ASCE’s first ever Innovation Contest, which was designed to gather innovative ideas to help transform the future of infrastructure. The Innovative Business Models and Technologies category looked at new and effective business ideas for lowering costs and improving quality in civil engineering projects. For a complete list of this year’s winners, read “ASCE Innovation Contest Selects 15 Winners With Greatest Potential.”