Call for entries for Asian water management excellence awards

The Regional Institute of Environmental Technology in Asia is calling for entries for the 2002 Water Management Excellence Awards, which the organisation jointly coordinates.

The Awards, to be held at the end of March, are entering into their third year, and are aimed at recognising outstanding contributions made by individuals, government and private organisations towards the improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of a water related services, optimising water use, and the conservation of water resources in Asia. The Awards’ organisers are looking for examples of water management that are outstanding models of innovative, successful and future-orientated methods of improving water resource use in Asia.

The four categories that individuals and organisations can apply for are:

  • an individual award;
  • a governmental department award for outstanding policies to encourage the provision of water related service excellence leading to improved use and conservation of water;
  • an industry award for a display of outstanding professional best practices with regard to technology, product, process, equipment, management or publications; and
  • an NGO award designed to recompense organisations for outstanding contributions in helping to advance or facilitate optimal water use or conservation.

Last year, the individual award was presented to His Royal Highness Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, Sultan of Yogyakarta in Indonesia for his “outstanding achievement in the development and conservation of the water resources in Yogyakarta”. The industry prize was awarded to the semiconductor company STMicroelectronics Pte Ltd, for the firm’s implementation and promotion of the efficient use of water in their Ang Mo Kio industrial site in Singapore. Finally, the NGO award went to the ABS-CBN Foundation in The Philippines, part of the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, for its programme to save the La Mesa Dam watershed in Metro Manila.

For further information, contact: RIET-AMB Asia Water Management Excellence Awards 2002, c/o Dr Philippe Bergeron, Director, Regional Institute of Environmental Technology, 3 Science Park Drive, PSB Science Park Annex 04-08, Singapore 118223; telephone number 65-7772685; fax number 65-7732800; email awards Applications can be made online at the Awards website.

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