ABOUT AWARDS

Water Digest Water Awards (WDWA) is India’s preceding and one of the most illustrious platforms to honor and appreciate outstanding and exceptional environmental initiatives and achievements. As the country’s first Environmental Awards, WDWA were conceived with a vision to awaken the “Eco-consciousness” in Indian industries and society as a whole. Our radical ambition and aspiration is to stimulate a behavioral change and augment awareness about protection and preservation of our environment particularly water. We strive to introduce and imbibe the concept of Eco-consciousness to one and all and invigorate everyone to preserve the country’s natural resources and its environment for our future generations. The conservation of our water resource is indeed a given must. Combined with this is the fact that air, water, and land pollution are also significant environmental issues and entreat our attention.

Water Digest Water Awards were set-up in the year 2006 to honor distinguished work carried out by various companies/NGOs/Individuals in order to treat/ recycle & conserve water. The award is supported by UNESCO. The key focus for the Award remains people, innovation and processes that contribute to the sustainability of water resources and to highlight those Organizations/NGOs/Corporate that have worked within the community to ensure that the message of efficient use of water is registered in the minds of people, institutions, government & industries in India. It is the single largest get-together of water conscious entities in our country. In the past, the award has been conferred upon organizations like ITC Limited, Eureka Forbes, NHPC, Grundfos, Pepsico, Hindustan Unilever, Philips, ITT, Ion Exchange, Pentair, Essar Steel etc. The award is judged by an eminent jury panel with members from UNESCO, TERI, WASH Institute, NEERI & Shri Ram Institute. The awards are witnessed by millions of Indians and are telecasted on channels of repute like ET NOW, NDTV or CNBC.

WHY IS IT SO SPECIAL?​

  • Water Awards instill a sense of healthy competition in the industry to improve water management and motivate other companies to achieve excellence for the noble cause.
  • It is an all-inclusive, multi-stakeholder process, which is not a mere event; rather a process which aims to raise the criticality, awareness and understanding of water issues and propose concrete solutions to address global challenges.
  • It also reflects the organizations’ unprecedented commitment and perseverance towards environment protection and consummate Corporate Social Responsibility considering water conservation as pivotal.
  • It also enhances the organizations’ or the individual’s corporate status and brand image. It strategically manifests the intensity and severity of the corporate conscience, citizenship, social performance, and sustainable responsible business or living idiosyncrasy.
  • It also enhances the organizations’ or the individual’s corporate status and brand image. It strategically manifests the intensity and severity of the corporate conscience, citizenship, social performance, and sustainable responsible business or living idiosyncrasy.
  • The awards play a key role amongst the corporate stakeholders, concerned employees and other individuals to encourage them and boost their morale to collectively and earnestly work towards sensitive environment issues like Water Conservation and prudent Water Management.

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Upcomming Water Company

  • An organization dealing with water
  • An organization which is less than five-years old
  • An organization which demonstrates significant growth and long-term potential

BEST STARTUP IN WATER SEGMENT

  • A Startup dealing with water
  • A startup which is less than two-years-old
  • A startup which demonstrates significant growth and long-term potential

EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR BEST CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN WATER SECTOR

  • An organization that is practicing water harvesting, conservation, education at office factories, society, community etc.
  • The practice must be in place for minimum of 3 years

EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR THE BEST SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT

An organization that has provided cutting edge technology/solution for sustainable water management.

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