image011IWMI won the award for “Best Public Services Sector Implementation” at the SAP ACE 2007 Awards for Customer Excellence held in New Delhi on 27th August, 2007. SAP is a financial and management accounting/project management system. IWMI’s award was in recognition of the successful implementation of a project that has helped the Institute provide separate accounts for donors and management, control project and corporate assets while keeping the least possible administrative overheads to maximize the on-ground impact.

image012Aditi Mukherji, IWMI Postdoctoral Fellow, won the first prize in the Natural Resources: Risks and Implications for Sustaining Development category at the 2007 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition in Brisbane, Australia. Her paper was titled, The Paradox of Groundwater Scarcity Amidst Plenty and Its Implications for Food Security and Poverty Alleviation in West Bengal, India: What Can be Done to Ameliorate the Crisis?