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

AfricaClimate change
March 20, 2020
Water industry transitions are at the core of Future Water Leaders insights. Jacob Amengor gives reflects about the needs of the water industry sustainable deve...
February 13, 2020
Do you know a young water leader who is demonstrating leadership? Who sets goals beyond her/himself? Who takes initiative? Who motivates others? Who is a role m...
Development
December 20, 2019
Sikandar Meeranaik is the 2019 recipient of the IWA Water and Development Award for Practice. Sikandar founded the Sankalpa Rural Development Society in 2008 to...
Development
December 19, 2019
Dr Miriam Otoo was the 2019 recipient of the IWA Water and Development Award for Research. Her hope is to see increased investments in her area of research to e...
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 ...