IWA Awards

Inspiring Change through Innovation & Leadership

IWA is committed to recognising the special contributions and achievements of its members and water sector professionals, and the invaluable contribution they make to key innovations in water science and management. 

The IWA Awards recognise the broad range of excellence, leadership and innovation, which IWA members and network participants bring to both our Association, and the industry at large, and exist to encourage the continued role of innovation in contributing to the sustainable management of water. As such they are an important element of IWAs theory of change articulated in our Strategic Plan.

IWA Awards aim to become a vehicle through which IWA encourages and rewards innovation and sets international benchmarks for innovative thinking, and application of solutions for wise water management and practice.

Latest Updates

December 4, 2019
I see it…the headline grabs me – just do it…why not – the International Water Association – seemingly one of the biggest organisations...
December 1, 2019
Dr Miriam Otoo – research on resource recovery business models for lower and middle income countries Mr Sikandarsab Meeranaik – development and impleme...
September 8, 2019
The International Water Association’s (IWA) Resource Recovery Cluster: Best Practice Award 2019 has been awarded to a consortium of the Technische Universitä...
August 6, 2019
What are Nature-based Solutions (NBS) and do we understand them? There are multiple definitions of NBS but I will use the definition given by the International ...
August 5, 2019
Nominations Deadline Extended to 15 August 2019 Do you know of an innovation in water that has led to demonstrable impact? Nominate it now for the IWA Developm...
June 11, 2019
IWA President, Diane d’Arras, jury of the FAMAE PRECIOUS WATER competition, unboxes the winner Hydrao shower head. The FAMAE Foundation launched the PRECI...
May 27, 2019
Call for Nominations is open until 15 July 2019 The IWA Specialist Group on Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering (MEWE) is now calling for nominations for t...
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September 22, 2018
Integrating nature processes into urban structures is essential for our future. The start of the #WorldWaterCongress in Tokyo Japan honoured IWA congress delega...