Aqua Foundation's Excellence Awards

The "Aqua Foundation's Excellence Awards" are the highest awards given by Aqua Foundation to its members, stakeholders and contributors in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the field of water, environment, energy, earth sciences, atmospheric sciences, planetary sciences, pollution control and sustainability solutions. Aqua Foundation honours, in each World Aqua Congress, individuals & organizations who have made a mark in their respective fields of expertise or have made a significant contribution in the field of water, environment and humanity.

Number of Awards
  • Eligibility
  • Special Awards-2017
  • Nomination
  • Evaluation Process
  • Award & Exception

Eligibility

The award is given for significant achievement in national or international level in one of the following areas, in the field of Water, Environment, Energy, Earth Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Pollution Control and Sustainability Solutions in one of the following areas:

  • Academic Excellence (Individual)
  • Professional Excellence (Individual)
  • Excellence in Resource Management (Institutional/ Industrial)
  • Excellence in Development of Technology (Individual/ Institutional/ Industrial)
  • Outstanding Contribution towards cause of Sustainability- Public Sector
  • Outstanding Contribution towards cause of Sustainability - Private Sector
  • Green Hospitality*
  • Green Housing*
  • Excellence Award for Promoting Sustainable Human Settlement Development
  • Excellence Award for Sustainable Development in Hydropower Sector
  • Excellence Award for Sustainable Development in Thermal Power Sector
  • Excellence Award for Sustainable Development in Mining Sector
  • Excellence Award for Sustainable Development in Coal Mining Sector
  • Excellence Award for Sustainable Development in Oil & Gas Sector
  • Excellence Award for Sustainable Development in Construction & infrastructure Sector
  • Excellence Award for Sustainable Development in Food and Agriculture
  • Excellence Award for Work on Traditional Wisdom
  • Excellence Award for Combating Deforestation
  • Excellence Award for Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Excellence Award for Vertical Framing
  • Excellence Award for Protection of the Quality and Supply of Freshwater Resources
  • Excellence Award for Environmentally Sound Management of Toxic Chemicals
  • Excellence Award for Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous Wastes
  • Excellence Award for Environmentally Sound Management of Solid Wastes and Sewage-Related Issues
  • Excellence Award for Safe and Environmentally Sound Management of Radioactive Waste

There is no fixed criterion for measuring excellence. But the Award Committee must be satisfied that the nominee truly belongs to the class of exceptional individuals/ institution who have made a mark in their chosen area of endeavour.

Nomination

Nomination for the award may be made by stakeholders, serving and retired members, Chairman- Aqua Foundation, and by other reputed individuals working in the field of water & environment. Self nomination can also be made. Wide publicity shall be given by Aqua Foundation among eligible nominators so as to get good number of nominations. Nominations received after the due date shall be considered for the next year's award. The details forwarded with nomination must contain the following information:

  • Name, address, e-mail ID, telephones, fax etc.
  • Qualification and Professional experience (in case of individual)
  • Contribution that merit this award [Detailed account]
  • Brief details of projects / services carried by nominee
  • Any other relevant information

Nominations shall be sent to

Praggya Sharmaa,
Secretary General,

Aqua Foundation
E – 166, 2nd Floor, Kalkaji, New Delhi
Pin: 110019
Mobile No.: +91-9818568825
info@aquafoundation.in

The Secretary General will organize the material received and place them before the Screening Committee for preliminary evaluation.

Evaluation Process

Preliminary screening of proposals is made by the Screening Committee consisting of the following members:

  • Secretary General , Aqua Foundation
  • Two Members or nominees of Governing Council of Aqua Foundation

The Committee places its recommendation before the Chairman for approval. On approval of the Chairman, the nominees are informed by the Secretary General and a formal invitation to the Award Function is sent by the Secretary General.

The Award

The award shall be in the form of a plaque with an image of the Aqua Foundation logo and a certificate. The award shall be given at the World Aqua Congress International Conference of the respective year. If, for some reason, the awardee is unable to be present in the Show, he can receive it from the Secretary at any later date.

Exception

The Screening Committee will consider all proposals forwarded by the Secretary. It may, at its discretion, add additional names from or outside the original list. The Secretary General , assisted by 2 Members of Governing Council may accelerate the process to present an award in the World Aqua Congress.

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