Water Visionary Award
This award recognises organisations that push the boundaries developing pioneering ideas and designs that hope to effect major changes in the global water 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 novel system that improves the capacity or longevity of water pipes, removing the need for new costly capital schemes, possibly by using robotics or telemetry
- A concept for the improvement of water quality in developing nations using innovative low-cost treatment methods or technology-driven demand or usage management
- Proposals for solving drought problems in developed countries – for example, how might the otherwise affluent US state of California conquer its water shortages?
The entry process
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a panel of our 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.