Nominations must be made by submitting a nomination application through the online nomination portal. To submit your nomination, please submit the nomination application before 27 May 2022. Please complete all fields in the online application and upload all required documents. Unfortunately, incomplete entries will not be accepted or reviewed.
To nominate a peer for the IWA Gender Diversity and Water Award, the nominator must submit details of how the individual meets the eligibility and award criteria.
When preparing to make a nomination, the nominator should anticipate the need to supply the following information:
- Details of nominated individual (Name, Affiliation, Country, Email address, Phone number)
- Details of nominator (Name, Affiliation, Country, Email address, Phone number)
- Statement in support of nomination: An executive summary outlining the main reason for the nomination and how the nominee’s leadership within the sector has had a positive impact on the advancement of gender diversity (maximum 300 words)
- A short Biography of the nominee (maximum 150 words)
Award assessment criteria
Nominations for the award will be judged on the basis of the following criteria:
Impact – Nominations should clearly demonstrate the impact of the nominee on the advancement of gender diversity (e.g., number of people, scale of transformation), achieved in connection with relevant policies, programmes or other activities.
Accessibility – Nominations should indicate the extent to which these activities are accessible and open to all women within the institution or group concerned.
Innovation – Nominations should also highlight any evidence and demonstration of new ideas, initiatives or practices that have not been implemented before.
Based on the above details, a review panel will make a preliminary assessment of all submissions and develop a shortlist of nominees.
Shortlisted nominees will be contacted for them to provide a more detailed submission. A template will be provided for this. These submissions will be reviewed by the award judging panel, comprising experts from industry, university, utilities and stakeholders in the water and wastewater sector from various regions.
The detailed submission will cover each of the criteria set out above, as well as a description of how the nominee’s leadership within the sector has had a positive impact on the advancement of gender diversity.
Based on the detailed submissions, each judge will assess all candidates in the shortlist. On the basis of the award criteria, the judges will identify their proposed overall winner and any other candidates they consider to be close contenders.
The review panel and / or judges may, at their discretion, request supporting information to verify or better substantiate any nomination.
The judges will submit their recommendation(s) for the award recipient to the IWA Governance and Nominations Committee, whose decision on the award (including whether and to whom to make the award) is final.
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If the deadline is over and I forgot to submit a nomination. May I still send my nomination to be considered for an awards?
If the nomination for the award is closed. It means that the judging process has started. If you did not submit your nomination yet, unfortunately it won’t be possible to be considered for the award.