The column was the Editor’s Note by WWJ Editor Thad Plumley in the January 2017 issue. Titled “Saving Lives One Backpack at a Time,” it detailed a charity walk Plumley participated in carrying a backpack of water on his back. The funds raised by the walk and the water backpacks went to water-needy areas in Kenya.
This marks the 16th consecutive year WWJ has earned an award from Communications Concepts, a group which provides educational information for publishing and marketing professionals.
Plumley’s award came in the category Writing—Departments & Columns. It marked the 10th time Plumley has been honored with an APEX Award for his work in WWJ.
All told, the competition had more than 1400 submissions in 100 categories.
WWJ has won 30 APEX Awards in its history, most in the groundwater industry.