Floods Visionary Award
This award recognises organisations that push the boundaries developing pioneering ideas and designs that hope to effect major changes in the global floods sector.
Entries should clearly and succinctly explain the challenge or problem being tackled, detail the vision for how it will be solved, and set out work undertaken so far toward that goal – including whether this is a live project, demonstration or trial project, or a research project.
Key parties involved, or targeted to be worked with, should also be identified, and if possible, include a sentence or two from key clients, or potential clients, explaining why the entry should win.
Examples of entries that would qualify to enter this category:
- A plan for introducing catchment management and adaptable flood management systems in cash strapped, or often inundated localities. An example would be Kuala Lumpar’s SMART tunnel
- Concept designs that take a pragmatic approach to the ever-increasing flood threat from climate change facing major cities, possibly using big data
- Concepts for catchment or city-wide sustainable drainage solutions that introduce new techniques
The entry process
Shortlisted candidates will present to our panel of judges and coverage will be given across New Civil Engineer in print and online, so you must be prepared for your entry details to be publicised.
Entries are free and you are able to submit multiple entries in a single category or across as many categories as you see fit, having reviewed the specific category criteria.
Submission details (max 600 words in total plus 5MB file size)
The entry should begin with an introductory paragraph (100 words max) which summarises why the vision or design should be considered for this award.
This should then be followed by a fuller description (max 500 words) of how the concept or innovation has been developed, any project/s that are trialling the innovation, the anticipated outcome, and specifically address the following:
- Explain the challenge/problem being tackled;
- Provide detail about the vision for how it will be solved;
- Set out work undertaken so far toward that goal – including whether this is a live project, demonstration or trial project, or a research project;
- Identify key parties involved, or targeted to be worked with, and if possible, include a sentence or two from key clients or potential clients explaining why the entry should win.
Supporting evidence can include video content, up to three images: photographs as jpgs; CGIs and artist’s impressions; or clearly marked up design drawings or pdfs of relevant and tailored presentation slides.