Dr. Teresa Valentine, Phd, PE, BCEE, managing principal of Valentine Environmental Engineers, is the recipient of the 2015 Environmental Stewardship Award from the AZ Water Association. The award recognizes members for their dedication to exceptional water management practices which serve to protect the environment and enhance the water and wastewater industry in Arizona.
Valentine’s work as a professional engineer, a woman business owner, and environmental steward of local, regional and global water initiatives were cited in giving her this honor.
“Teresa also has provided us with excellent services on near and long term planning for needed improvements to our water and wastewater systems with an eye towards sustainability, energy efficiency, and reduced operations and maintenance, “ said Wendy S.W. Barnett, president, Utilities, Inc. Arizona / Nevada. “Teresa’s interest in our environment is apparent.”
To accomplish Valentine’ vision to deliver innovative solutions that build for a future of clean water and help improve the quality of life for people worldwide, Valentine has built a process that champions system innovation and efficiency focused strategies in in all stages of planning, design, construction, and maintenance solutions.
“Receiving an award like this shows our dedication to providing the best service to our clients and the environment. We are grateful for the opportunity in our profession to work on behalf of the environment, and provide water engineering solutions that help municipalities, private companies, and our overall water industry save energy, increase efficiencies, and improve operations,” said Valentine, who will receive the award today at the 88th annual conference and exhibition in Glendale, AZ. “Preserving water for generations to come and ensuring everyone has access to drinking water is our passion.”
Valentine also enjoys her time as a Girl Scout leader and president of the her children’s PTO, and supporting local and national organizations, such as Water for People, AZ Water Association, Compassion, Feed my Starving Children, YMCA, and St. Mary’s Food Bank.