The IWA Climate Smart Utilities Recognition Programme aims to inspire utilities and all their stakeholders to transition to be increasingly Climate Smart and to embrace the cultural shift on three interconnected pillars for action: adaptation, mitigation, and leadership.
The IWA Climate Smart Utilities initiative invites utilities who are already taking any kind of climate smart action to apply to the IWA Climate Smart Recognition Programme, as part of the three iterative steps of the recognition journey:
Submissions will be assessed by an independent panel to qualify the inspirational components of the stories shared, as well as to provide direct feedback to the utility on the actions taken, planned, or still to be addressed.
The first Recognition Programme event to celebrate Climate Smart Utilities will take place at the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, in Copenhagen in September 2022. This first edition is brought to the water community thanks to the support of Xylem. To be considered for recognition at this first event, utilities are invited to submit an application before June 30, 2022, either online or offline through this form. When preparing their applications, utilities will be guided to self-reflect on their progress on the ‘Climate-Smart’ journey by comparing themselves against the different aspects of what makes an ideal Climate-Smart Utility that are set out in the application guidance.
There are many incentives for utilities to apply for the recognition programme and be recognised as Climate Smart leaders globally.
As part of the Climate Smart Utilities Recognition Programme, successful utilities will:
Utilities will be notified by 15 July 15 2022 if they will be recognised for Climate Smart journey during the recognition event at the World Water Congress in Copenhagen, 11-15 September 2022.
Those who applied for travel support to Copenhagen would be notified by 22 July 2022.