The scholarship, which is made possible by the Louisville Water Company and the Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association, honors Louisville Water retiree Dr. Rengao Song.
“Dr. Song has been the principal force behind many of the innovations at Louisville Water in building a corporate water quality culture, developing advanced treatment technologies and improving the water quality management in the distribution system,” said Louisville Water Vice President & Chief Engineer Tim Kraus. “The ‘Rengao Song Scholarship for Water Science and Technology’ honors Dr. Song’s contribution to advancing the science of drinking water quality and acknowledges the significance of partnerships that promote important research and advocacy.”
Dr. Song is considered an industry icon and retired in October 2020 as the Director of Water Quality and Research after serving more than 20 years with the company. Dr. Song and his team have received numerous awards and accolades over the years, including the 2020 Samuel Arnold Greeley Award, the most prestigious research paper award presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The scholarship is awarded to a graduate student whose research supports improving water quality and treatment in Kentucky and Tennessee.