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Background
WatSave Award Winner 2017 - Chris Norma

The major challenge facing irrigated agriculture today is producing more food using less water per unit of output i.e. increasing water productivity in both, irrigated and rainfed agriculture. This goal will only be achieved if the appropriate water saving technologies, management tools, and policies are in place. All those involved in irrigation water management – managers, farmers, workers need to be encouraged and guided, through appropriate policies and incentives, to save/ conserve water and to minimize wastages to mitigate negative environmental impacts.

Recognizing the need to encourage innovations in irrigation and drainage, ICID instituted WatSave Annual Award(s) in 1997 and are presented each year to recognize outstanding contributions to water conservation or water saving in agriculture. The Awards given to individuals or a team of individuals are made in respect of actual realized savings and not for promising research results, plans and/or good ideas/intentions to save water.

 

Nominations for the awards are received through the National Committees of ICID through a call sent out around the beginning of every calendar year. The award consists of an honorarium and a Citation.

 


 

Nominations invited for WatSave Awards 2018

Entries for nominations for WatSave Award(s) 2018 are now open!!

 

Nominations are invited for the ‘WatSave Awards 2018’ from individuals/team through National Committees/Committee. The entries are open to all professionals/teams from ICID member countries as well as non-member countries. In case of an entry from a ‘non-member’ country, the nomination has to be routed through and validated by an active National Committee of ICID, who should be in touch with the nominee and must be aware of his/her work.

ICID instituted the ‘WatSave Awards’ in 1997, presented each year, to recognize outstanding contributions to water conservation or water saving in agriculture across the world. The aim is to recognize the outstanding contribution to water conservation or water saving for the benefit of all water users. Accordingly, the awards given to individuals or a team of individuals are made in respect of actual realized savings and not for promising research results, plans and/or good ideas/intentions to save water.

The WatSave Awards are given in four categories: (i) Technology (ii) Innovative Water Management (iii) Young Professionals; and (iv) Farmer. The awards will be presented at the 69th Annual ICID Executive Council Meeting and International Conference from 12–17 August 2018 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The deadline for receipt of the entries from the National Committees along with a completed ‘Nomination Form’ and related details to the ICID Central Office, New Delhi is 31 May 2018.

 

 

Categories of the Award(s)

 

WatSave Technology Award

 

This award is presented to promote and encourage the best technological applications or projects which have been successful in saving water.

 

WatSave Innovative Water Management Award

 

This award is presented for promoting non-technological interventions and/or innovative land and water management/techniques for increasing the availability of water for different uses; Promoting research that leads to substantial savings in water applications or uses; or Promoting development of new policies/approaches for water saving leading to cost effective and beneficial use of water.

 

WatSave Young Professionals Award

 

This award is presented for promoting water saving technologies, innovative water management practices, original research leading to substantial water saving/ conservation etc. by young professionals (below 40 years).

 

WatSave Farmer Award

 

The WatSave Farmer Award is given to a farmer(s) for proven water saving success story to promote successful water conservation.

 


 

Winners of WatSave Awards 2017

The WatSave Awards are presented to promote and encourage the best technological applications or projects which have been successful in saving water. The International Panel of Judges of WatSave Awards 2017 headed by PH Dr. Gao Zhany has adjudged winners as:

 

Technology Award

 

 

Mr. Chris Norman & Mr. Carl Walters (Australia)

 

WatSave Award Winner 2017 - Chris Norma

 

For their work on "Developing ‘Water Savings Calculator’ for estimating water savings”.

 

 


 

Innovative Water Management Award 

 

Prof. Wang Aiguo (China)

 

Prof. Wang Aiguo

 

For his work on “Promoting water saving interventions in large irrigation systems



 

Young Professional

 

Mr. Mahdi Sarai Tabrizi (Iran)

 

Mr. Mahdi Sarai

 

For his work on “Designing Micro-Lysimeter for accurate measurement of crop water requirements”.

 

 


 

Farmer Award

 

Dr. Vijay Sharad Deshmukh (India)

 

WatSave Farmer Award Winner 2017

For his work on  “Effective Water Management through Farmer’s Cooperative Interventions

 

 


 

Congratulations to the Winners!

 

   

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