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

October 4, 2021
The call for nominations for the 2021 IWA Development Awards has been extended until 15 October 2021! The awards recognise excellence, leadership and innovation...
August 26, 2021
The call for nominations is now open for the 2021 IWA Development Awards! The awards recognise excellence, leadership and innovation in the water sector, and ai...
June 3, 2021
The winners of the IWA Membership Awards have been announced by IWA President Tom Mollenkopf, during a plenary session on Tuesday 1 June to mark the beginning o...
May 26, 2021
Inspirational academic Marcos von Sperling (top left in the picture) has won the acclaimed IWA Global Water Award, during a presentation at IWA’s Digital Worl...
April 15, 2021
Three compelling documentaries on the water industry – Brave Blue World, Lords of Water and Dry Times – will be exclusively available to Digital Wor...
April 6, 2021
A range of leading organisations have been announced as supporters and sponsors for IWA’s Digital World Water Congress, being held from 24 May – 4 June this...
March 25, 2021
The upcoming Digital World Water Congress is set to play host to IWA’s 2021 Awards. The awards, held every two years, recognise the outstanding achievements o...
January 14, 2021
Renowned scientist and engineer Dr. Siddhartha Roy has won the IWA Young Leadership Award (2020/22). Dr. Roy will now also begin a two-year term as an industry ...