POWER Awards for sustainable water innovation presented
One of the highlights of the POWER conference in Brussels was the Award Ceremony on 10 October. There, the winners of the POWER Best Practice Award for Sustainable Water Innovation and of the POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities presented their ideas and projects to the audience. Both are part of POWER's vision to engage different groups of people with sustainability and water-related topics, thus establishing an international network of water-wise communities.
The POWER Best Practice Award for Sustainable Water Innovation was given to the most innovative and impactful projects submitted to the POWER best practice repository – a global network of water management projects and water-wise communities. Of all 64 eligible for the award entries, the POWER jury selected three projects that showed outstanding results in their work in the fields of extreme water resilience and water reuse, namely:
In addition, the authors of the ten best ideas submitted for the POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities were honoured. Throughout the course of the contest more than 140 innovative proposals were submitted. The winning ideas from eight European countries will now be further developed together with water and sustainability experts and supported in their implementation.
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