September 4, 2018

2018 IWA Global Water Award

Tony Wong wins the IWA Global Water Award for his influential work in water sensitive urban design.


The Hague, NETHERLANDS, 4 September 2018. Professor Tony Wong will be awarded the 2018 IWA Global Water Award for his lifetime research on water sensitive urban design. The prize will be presented by Diane D’Arras, the President of the International Water Association,  at the opening ceremony of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, at Tokyo Big Sight Conference and Exhibition Centre.

The IWA Global Water Award recognises the exceptional role he has fulfilled in working for over 30 years in the important field of urban water bridging gaps between sectors and working on integrated interdisciplinarity. In his work and research, he has embraced and built his work on the sectors from the social to the technical, from engineering innovations to nature-based solution and used urban design as the integrative platform.

The IWA Award committee composed of world experts in the water sector justifies its choice because inhis future projects, Professor Wong continues to put humansat the centre of urban development. He concentrates on continuing his research on urban development, aiming to attain the urban design, urban water systems, and associated institutions and governance structures needed to advance traditional approaches towards creating more sustainable, resilient and liveable urban communities.


Notes to editors

The IWA Global Water Award will be presented to Professor Tony Wong during the opening ceremony of the IWA World Water Congress, held in Tokyo, Japan, on 15 September 2018.


The IWA Global Water Award is awarded by a panel of experts from across the water cycle, and recognises the exceptional contribution made by an individual to improve sustainable water and sanitation globally. It is awarded every two years at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition.


The International Water Associationis a global knowledge hub for water professionals and anyone concerned about the future of water. It has an over seventy-year heritage connecting water professionals worldwide to find solutions to the world’s water challenges as part of a broader sustainability agenda. As a non-profit organisation with members in more than 130 countries, the IWA connects scientists to practitioners and communities so that pioneering research delivers sustainable solutions. It further fosters technological innovation and drives best practice through international frameworks and standards.