IWMI scientists have won many awards for their research and fieldwork, including the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize in 2012.

A large number of trophies, titles, certificates, commemorative plaques, medals, badges, pins and ribbons acknowledging scientific excellence at IWMI over the past 40 years are too numerous to list, but some highlights follow below.

IWMI wins Award for Digital Transformation from Project Management Institute (PMI) in Sri Lanka

Open access and big data platform for smallholder farmers recognized for contribution to digital transformation.

IWMI receives the 2020 GEO Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Award

This is in recognition of the Index-Based Flood Insurance (IBFI) product developed by IWMI scientist Dr Giriraj Amarnath.

Vegetable farmer who uses solar pumps for irrigation in Sayapatri Tol, Budiganga Rural Municipality 7, Morang District of Nepal. Photo: Nabin Baral / IWMI

Grantees from South Asia awarded funds to develop innovations enhancing solar irrigation

IWMI and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation have awarded five organisations with funds to develop innovations for solar irrigation.

IWMI’s space-based drought system wins award

IWMI has won an award for its innovative work using remote sensing technology to help nations monitor and mitigate the impacts of drought.

Medawachchiya village tank / reservoir located in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. Photo credit - Hamish John Appleby / IWMI.

IWMI receives the 2020 Water Award from the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

IWMI has been awarded the 2020 Water Award from the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation in recognition of the institute’s outstanding research for finding water solutions for sustainable development. Two IWA Development Awards celebrate excellency in research and practice in water and sanitation

The International Water Association on Sunday announced the winners of its 2019 Development Awards, honouring Dr. Miriam Otoo and Sikandarsab Meeranaik for their contributions to progress on water needs in low- and middle-income countries.

IWMI staff member wins 2019 IWA Development Award for Research

IWMI’s Dr Miriam Otoo is the Winner of the 2019 IWA Development Award for Research.

A BIG Win…for Big Data with Big Benefits!

We are delighted  to announce that we are one of the winners at the CGIAR Inspire 2019 Challenge. The Challenge is dedicated to demonstrating the power of big data analytics through inspiring and innovate projects. International Water Management Institute celebrates Sanitation Challenge Award winners

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has celebrated the winners of Sanitation Challenge Awards, which was held to recognise institutions and individuals performing remarkably to reusing waste products.

IWMI scientist awarded for contributions to water policy in South Asia

The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) has named Tushaar Shah, a senior fellow with IWMI, as the recipient of its Distinguished Associate Award, 2018.

Press Release: World’s First Solar Irrigation Cooperative Receives Award

Chief Minister of Gujarat, Smt Anandiben Patel awarded a certificate of appreciation to the Dhundi Saur Urja Utpadak Sahakari Mandali (DSUUSM).

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Pay Drechsel wins 2015 IWA Development Award

Scientist honored for work on wastewater and resource re-use in agriculture.