September 12, 2022 Technology

Winners of 2022 IWA Awards Announced

With the 2022 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition coming to an end, IWA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 IWA Awards. The Awards ceremony took place during the Opening Plenary on 11 September 2022.

Awarded biennially at the IWA World Water Congress, 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.

In addition to the Global Water Award (Nisha Mandani), this edition features four outstanding winners in different categories.

Development Award for Research: Prof. Damir Brdjanovic, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Netherlands.

Development Award for Practice: Africa Sand Dam Foundation, Kenya.

Young Leadership Award: Céline Vaneeckhaute, Université Laval, Canada

Gender and Diversity Award: Annabell Waititu, Bigfive Africa Ltd., Kenya

IWA is committed to recognising the special contributions and achievements of its members and water sector professionals, and the invaluable contributions they make to progress in water science and management. Find out more about the IWA Awards.

Benedetta Sala

Communications & Advocacy Specialist
Benedetta joined IWA in 2021 and is currently supporting the communications team as Communications & Advocacy Specialist (Consultant). She is responsible for the daily management of external relations and communications at IWA, including press, s... Read full biography