Foundations for Global Water Security and Resilience:
Knowledge, Technology and Policy
IWRA is pleased to announce the distinguished recipients of the Association’s 2020 awards.
You are invited to come and meet these amazing water leaders at the XVII World Water Congress taking place in Daegu, Republic of Korea, from September 21st to 25th 2020, where there will be a dedicated IWRA Awards Ceremony.
The IWRA Executive Board congratulates all of the winners and thanks everyone for making so many nominations to be considered by the Awards Committee for this year’s honours. This was no easy task for the Committee. It is inspiring to be able to recognise the achievements and contributions that all of these people have made so far towards the sustainable management and use of the world’s water resources.
The Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture provides for an outstanding lecture at IWRA’s World Water Congresses in honour of the first president of the IWRA. Awardees are well known in the water community, and have a demonstrated ability to give outstanding lectures.
Yeungnam University, World Water Council & President of IHES
The Crystal Drop Award is provided to organizations or individuals in recognition of their laudable contributions to the improvement of the world’s water situation. These contributions may be through path breaking research on water issues, practice in water management or governance, knowledge transfer or dissemination, and/or outstanding contributions.
Middle East Technical University
The Water Drop Award recognises a student or early career professional, typically under the age of 35, who has made an innovative contribution to the water sector. These contributions may include, but are not limited to ground breaking recent research on water issues, entrepreneurship in the water sector, and raising the profile of younger people in the water sector.
University of Vigo
Honorary Membership is the highest honour IWRA can bestow and is awarded to those who have made significant contributions to the field of water resources and/or attained acknowledged eminence in some field of water resources. IWRA Honorary Membership provides free membership for life to an individual.
French Ministry of Environment
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
World Bank Group
IWRA Fellow Membership is granted to an existing IWRA member who has been with IWRA for at least ten years and has either made major contributions to the Association, has held a position of high responsibility, has attained a high level of academic qualification in the field of water resources management, or has made significant contributions though their work. IWRA Fellows are eligible for discounted membership for life.
University of Uyo
University of South Australia
Environmental Law Institute
Oregon State University
Ministry of Water Resources the People's Republic of China
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
IHE Delft, University of Amsterdam & Oregon State University
Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China
University of Arizona
International Water Law Consultant
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)