IWA Women in Water Award

The IWA Women in Water award acknowledges and celebrates female leadership in the field of water. Through this award, the IWA recognises those women working in the field of water who, through their demonstrated leadership, have had a significant positive impact on the development of the industry.

The award showcases an individual’s excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiatives, impact of work and inspiration to others. The award recognises the role women play in the sector, but also seeks to encourage the greater participation of women in the water sector and hopes to motivate more women to pursue leadership positions within the sector.

2016 IWA Women in Water Award

Rose Kaggwa

Rose Kaggwa is nominated as the recipient of the 2016 IWA Women in Water Award.  She has worked in various management levels within the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) and is the Director of Business and Scientific Services. Rose is responsible for Capacity Development and Training, Research and Development and External Services which is the NWSC Consultancy arm. She has 24 years’ of experience in the water sector.

Rose has interfaced with various players in the water sector and has spearheaded partnerships in several countries that include: Bangaladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, India and Zambia. She has been a key player in the various performance improvement approaches applied in the NWSC at both managerial and supervisory level and has led the NWSC consultancy unit for the last 10 years. She is the current Second President of the African Water Association Scientific and Technical Committee. She is Vice President of the UNESCO – IHP Advisory Committee for Human settlement, water and sanitation. Her passion is capacity development and raising the profile of women in the water and sanitation sector.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Chemistry (Honours) from Makerere University, Uganda, a Master of Science degree in Water Quality Management, limnology and wetland ecology (with distinction) and a doctorate in Environmental Resources from UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands.

Submit nominations for the 2018 Women in Water Award

Criteria

  • Demonstrable leadership within the sector which has had a positive impact in the advancement of water management
  • Demonstrable contributions towards the development of future leaders
  • Demonstrable contributions towards IWA and/or other water-related groups, Associations or institutions
  • Open to all women working in the water industry
  • Awardees need not be an IWA member
  • Self-nominations are permitted

How to nominate?

What must be submitted in support for the nomination?

You will need to answer the following 3 questions (on the online nomination form) to support your nomination:

 

Q1. How has your/your nominee’s leadership within the sector had a positive impact on the advancement of water management? (200 words)

Q2. What contributions have you/your nominee made towards the development of future leaders in the water sector? (200 words)

Q3. What contributions have you/your nominee made towards IWA and/or other water-related groups, associations or institutions?

 

To support your nomination, you will need to also provide the following:

 

–        1-3 letters of support

–        a personal statement/bibliography of the nominee (maximum 500 words)

–        Up to 3 files showcasing professional leadership and impact in the water sector. These files or links should provide evidence of the nominee’s leadership in the sector. They could take the form of articles, media items, presentations or other documents which demonstrate the impact of the nominee’s leadership’

 

KEY DATES:

Submission closes 30 April

Winning candidate informed week of 18 June

Award presented at opening ceremony of the World Water Congress & Exhibition, Tokyo September 16-21 2018

 

Judging Criterea:

The award nominations will be assessed by the following criterea:

  • Demonstrable leadership within the sector which has had a positive impact in the advancement of water management
  • Demonstrable contributions towards the development of future leaders
  • Demonstrable contributions towards IWA and/or other water-related groups, Associations or institutions
  • Open to all women working in the water industry.
  • Awardees need not be an IWA member
  • Self-nominations are permitted

 

Who is eligible to nominate?

  • This award is open for anyone to submit (IWA members and Non-Members)

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