Water underpins every aspect of human and environmental existence. The severe water challenges facing the world today require an unprecedented global response. The International Water Association members are situated in 140 countries worldwide, forming the largest international network of water professionals working towards a water wise world.
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.
Innovative, solutions- and service- oriented, IWA works across a range of areas that contribute to the progression of water management worldwide. Transformation cannot take place on its own in a vacuum. Rather the ideas for solutions to these challenges will be fomented and rigorously debated among the IWA’s institutions and membership.
The IWA Women in Water award acknowledges and celebrates female leadership in the field of water. Through this award, the IWA recognises those women working in the field of water who, through their demonstrated leadership, have had a significant positive impact on the development of the industry.
The concedes the role women play in the sector, but also seeks to encourage the greater participation of women in the water sector and hopes to motivate more women to pursue leadership positions within the sector. It showcases an individual’s excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiatives, impact of work and inspiration to others.
- Demonstrable leadership within the sector which has had a positive impact on the advancement of water management
- Demonstrable contributions towards the development of future leaders
- Demonstrable contributions towards IWA and/or other water-related groups, Associations or institutions
- Open to all women working in the water industry