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News ICID WatSave Awards – 2010 - Invitation for nominations – Deadline 31 May 2010

ICID is inviting nominations for the WatSave Awards 2010 from world over. Awards for innovations to individuals or team, to recognize their outstanding contributions to water saving/conservation in agriculture, are given in four categories viz.

(i) Technology,
(ii) Innovative Water Management,
(iii) Young Professionals, and
(iv) Farmer. Each award carries prize money of US$500 and a Citation.

The ICID WatSave Awards for the year 2010 will be presented at the 61st meeting of the IEC scheduled to be held in October 2010 at Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 

Nominations are invited for the ‘WatSave Awards 2010' from individuals/ team of individuals through ICID 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 aware of nominee's work'. 

All the National Committees/ Committee are requested to send their nominations by inviting contributions on outstanding achievements from all those professionals who are engaged in water saving/ conservation activities. The deadline for receipt of the entries from the National Committees along with a completed Nomination Form (Annex 1) to the Central Office ICID, New Delhi is 31 May 2010.

The ‘Conditions and Criteria' set for the awards are given in Annex 2. Annex 3 shows the checklist of enclosures to be forwarded by the National Committee while submitting the nominations. 
The selection of the winners from amongst the nominations received will be made by an International Panel of Judges to be appointed by the President, ICID in consultation with the Chairman, Working Group on Water Saving for Agriculture (WG-WATS). 

All the national committees/ committee to carry out primary evaluation of the nomination(s) in light of the questions posed in the evaluation process, before submitting only one of them in any particular category (if there had been more responses) to the Central Office, New Delhi.  Nominations' not complying with the above requirements or more than one nomination from the same National Committee in a particular category is likely to be rejected.

Full details of the awards and excerpts of the past award winning contributions are available on ICID web site

Contact information Dr. Vijay K. Labhsetwar, Director (email:
News type Nomination
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Source of information ICID
Keyword(s) Innovative Water Management
Geographical coverage International
News date 05/03/2010
Working language(s) ENGLISH