Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi awarded the 2023 Public Officials Award by the Water Environment Federation (WEF)


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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was awarded the 2023 Public Officials Award by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) for his “documented, significant contribution in the areas of clean water legislation, public policy, government service, or another area of public prominence that resulted in improvements to the water environment.”

Congressman Krishnamoorthi was recognized for his contributions and advocacy for water safety, including supporting the Great Lakes Restoration Act, the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Action Act, and local water projects from the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“I want to thank the Water Environment Federation for the honor of the 2023 Public Officials Award and for their continued efforts to improve water quality across the country and the world,” Congressman Krishnamoorthi said.

“Clean water is essential to a strong and functioning society, and since 1928, WEF has prioritized training its professionals in the field to make healthy and safe water a reality for everyone. I look forward to continuing to work with WEF and my colleagues in Congress to make critical investments in the water infrastructure on which we all depend.”

Krishnamoorthi was elected to Congress in 2016 and is now in his fourth term representing Illinois’ 8th District, which includes Chicago’s west and northwest suburbs as well as the 41st ward of the city.

Born in New Delhi, Krishnamoorthi migrated to US alongwith his parents and was raised in Peoria, Illinois. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in mechanical engineering and a certificate from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He then graduated with honors from Harvard Law School.

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