IWA Membership Awards

The IWA Membership Awards are awarded through a peer-to-peer committee. With recognition being one of the cornerstones of the IWA network model, these Awards are an important pillar of the network. IWA’s Membership Awards Programme acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of IWA’s members who make significant contributions both to the IWA and to water sector. They are presented every two years at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition.

The IWA Membership awards are divided into three categories, the Honorary Membership, Outstanding service, and Outstanding Contribution to Water Management & Science. To explain the awards in more details we have listed them:

  • Honorary Membership – Awarding a career devoted to progress in the sector and to the Association.
  • Outstanding Service – Awarding impactful and consistent volunteer work to the IWA.
  • Outstanding Contribution to Water Management & Science – Tailored to recognise outstanding achievements in the area research, science, and water management.

Call for nominations will reopen in due course, as part of the 2022 World Water Congress.

How to Nominate

If you wish to nominate a peer to win the IWA Membership Awards you will have to submit your nomination. You will be asked to fill in a short nomination file justifying your nomination.

Nomination Criteria

Outstanding Contribution Awards

  • Provide us with a short biography (maximum 150 words)
  • Why should this individual be rewarded for her/his contribution to the sector (maximum 150 words)

Honorary Membership and Outstanding Service Awards

  • Provide us with a short biography (maximum 150 words)
  • Why should this individual receive this recognition for her/his contribution to the IWA & and water sector (maximum 150 words)

FAQ

Am I allowed to nominate myself?

Self-nomination for the award is not permitted. You will need to be nominated by a peer to be eligible.

If the deadline is over and I forgot to submit a nomination. May I still sent 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.

Is more than one person able nominate me for the award?

You are able to be nominated by others, however only one nomination will be considered.

I am based in a different country then my nominator(s). Are they still able to nominate me?

Yes, submission is open across different continents.

Am I able to send my nomination in a different language?

We are not able to receive a nomination from different languages. The only language we are able to get your submission is in English.

Do I need to submit my nomination via the nomination file?

We will only accept nominations that have a nomination file attached.  Any documents that do not follow the guidelines will not be accepted.

2020

IWA Honorary Membership Award

Jiri Wanner

Prof Wanner, from the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, has made significant contributions in the field of sewage treatment. He is an IWA Distinguished Fellow and his involvement with IWA spans 35 years. Prof Wanner’s, during which he contributed to the work related to his specialist areas through specialist groups, conferences and supporting the association activity in central Europe, including 25 years as Chair of the Czech Republic Governing Assembly. Read more  

Mark van Loosdrecht

Van Loosdrecht is a Professor at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. He’s an IWA Distinguished Fellow with an outstanding career in wastewater treatment with experience in the development of innovative recovery processes. With over 30 years of commitment to IWA across many activities, he contributed to the development of 15 conferences, is part of the IWA Strategic Council and has chaired various Specialist Groups. Read more. 

2018

IWA Outstanding Service Award

Wolfgang Rauch

Professor Wolfgang Rauch was awared with the 2018 IWA Outstanding Service Award. Acting professor at the University of Insbruck in Austria, he is an IWA Fellow and has taken on many leadership roles within the organisation.

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2016

IWA Outstanding Service Award

Gérard Payen

gerard-payen-photoGérard Payen has been  nominated as the recipient of the 2016 IWA Outstanding Service Award, for his tremendous contributions to the IWA, including his ongoing involvement as Chair of the IWA Strategic Council and part of the Board of Directors.

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IWA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Water Management & Science

Helena Alegre

helena-alegre-cropHelena Alegre has been nominated as the recipient of the 2016 IWA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Water Management and Science, for her outstanding contributions to the IWA, including her involvement as IWA Fellow, Chair to the IWA Specialist Group on Strategic Asset Management and as member of the IWA Strategic Council among others.

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IWA Honorary Membership

Hallvard Ødegaard

hallvard_odegaard-cropProfessor emeritus Hallvard Ødegaard has been nominated as the recipient of the 2016 IWA Honoray Membership for his many years of dedication and contribution to the IWA. Since 1976 he has served IWA through multiple management assignments  on boards, committees, task groups and specialist groups. 

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IWA Honorary Membership & Presidential Roll of Honour

Helmut Kroiss

helmut-kroiss-cropProfessor Helmut Kroiss has been nominated as the recipient of the 2016 IWA Honorary Membership & the Presidential Roll of Honour, for his longstanding contributions to the IWA and his years of service as IWA President since 2014.

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