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, individual / nominees of corporate members who have made a mark in their respective fields of expertise or have made a significant contribution towards Humanity.
The number of awards shall be between 0 and 40 every year. (*Last date of award application submission : 15th September, 2016)
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:
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 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:
Nominations shall be sent to
E-166, Second Floor,
New Delhi – 110019
The Secretary General will organize the material received and place them before the Screening Committee for preliminary evaluation.
Preliminary screening of proposals is made by the Screening Committee consisting of the following members:
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 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.
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.