LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska's Ron Bishop has been selected to receive the Groundwater Foundation's 2013 Maurice Kremer Groundwater Achievement Award because of his lifetime dedication to protecting and conserving groundwater, according to a press release on www.groundwater.org.

Bishop will receive the award, which was established in 1985 to recognize Nebraskans who have made substantive contributions to the conservation and protection of Nebraska's groundwater, on Nov. 25 at the Nebraska Water Resources Association and Nebraska State Irrigation Association joint convention in Kearney, the release reported.

“He was an excellent sounding board during those times when I was developing groundwater management and protection guides for the NRDs”, said Kremer selection committee member Bob Kuzelka. “He brought his NRD board into a progressive approach to groundwater management at a very early stage.”

Bishop was general manager of the Central Platte Natural Resources District since1972 and has played a critical role in developing the NRD structure, in addition to writing and testifying on water and conservation, the release noted.

Read the full release here.