New ICE award promotes sustainability of water

A new award has been set up to recognise work in the water sector which has benefited society.

Water management is the key to sustainable water
Water management is the key to sustainable water

The Chris Binnie Award for Sustainable Water Management can be entered by individuals or organisations, including water companies, consultants, contractors, research bodies, regulators, governments and community groups.

It is open to any engineering project, programme of works, policy, or piece of research which you think deserves acclaim.

Projects and initiatives from around the world can be entered, although they must be completed by 1 May 2015. You don't have to be an ICE member to enter.

Increasing awareness of water sustainability

The award has been commissioned by ICE's Water Expert Panel and is sponsored by long-serving Panel member and ICE fellow, Professor Chris Binnie.

Chris, a life-long water consultant, says that 'sustainability in water is vital for the long term well-being of our society, especially with increasing world population and changing climate. We can live without most things, but water to drink, grow our food and support our industry is vital – though diminishing'.

How to enter

You can enter yourself or your own project, or one you admire. Please send in your completed entry form (available from our awards webpage) to [email protected] by Monday 11 May.

The winner will be selected by the ICE Water Expert Panel and will receive an engraved Dartington crystal water jug at the ICE annual awards ceremony on Wednesday 7 October. The winning project will also be featured as a case study on the ICE website.