AWRA IWRM Award
To recognize excellence in the use of the IWRM approach to water resources
projects, AWRA established an award to recognize outstanding IWRM work
on water resources projects. AWRA reserves the right to make multiple
awards that recognize and celebrate the application of IWRM principles
in diverse settings and circumstances to include large, landscape-level
settings, communities, small watersheds, etc. Any consulting, government,
nonprofit, or academic organization may submit projects for consideration.
The award is presented annually, or at such time as there are qualified
nominees. If no suitable projects are received in a given year AWRA reserves
the right not to make an award.
Criteria for Award: This award recognizes outstanding IWRM teamwork
on a complex water resources project. The project chosen for this award
will be conducted by a team representing multiple disciplines such as
engineering, biophysical science, economics, social science, law, planning,
political science, etc. The project team will have developed a common
project mission with defined responsibilities, and collaborated to achieve
a water resources management objective organized around IWRM principles.
To that end, the project should include:
Projects worthy of this award should include all or most of the following
elements associated with IWRM:
Improvement of institutional capacity at all levels
Not all the aforementioned elements will necessarily be present in any
given project. The awards committee is interested in rewarding adherence
to and implementation of IWRM principles and not simply 'bean counting'.
Procedure for Nominations: Credentials of projects for consideration
for the award should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be submitted electronically as one document and limited
to 10 Mb in size to ensure delivery. Inclusions of videos and/or other
visuals (PPTs, Prezi, etc.), podcasts, etc., are welcomed and can be made
using Dropbox, Google Docs (or other similar site) or links to a WWW site.
These items do not count against the 10Mb limit.
Applications are due electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern US Time, June
13, 2016. Please call +1 540-687-8390 or email email@example.com with
any questions concerning the submittal process.
Material submitted must include:
The documentation must be thorough and address the nature of the attributes specified for the award so that the IWRM Award Committee can make valid judgments.
Download PDF Version of Call for Nominations.