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CII National Water Awards for Excellence
in Water Management

Recognizing Innovations, Disseminating Good Practices in Water Management
CII-Triveni Water Institute in partnership with national (Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, National Water Mission), and international organizations (GIZ,USAID) has actively been involved in disseminating good practices for replication and scale-up.

CII confers Water Awards for Excellence in Water Management to notable initiatives by organizations on water resource management adjudged by an eminent Jury based on evaluation tools and techniques and site verification.
Objective
• To recognize and Award “Innovation and Excellence” in Water Management
• To facilitate sharing of information on water efficient practices
• Instil a "sense of competition" to motivate water users (Industries to begin with) to achieve excellence in Water management

Selection
The process of selection of awardees under the new format follows world class procedures (evaluation tools and techniques that also make use of satellite information) and has in place a robust methodology which includes site verification.

CII recently concluded the tenth edition with a renewed approach to celebrate and reward outstanding innovation and performance in the Indian industry. The awards evaluate and recognize promising water conservation and management practices undertaken by industries from varied sectors. Going forward, in the next few years, this would be extended to water supply utilities and municipalities.

The new process of screening of the Water Awards consists of 3 levels:
LEVEL 1
where Companies are to be shortlisted based on the questionnaire analysis by the Expert Team of CII-TWI through gap analysis.
LEVEL 2
undertakes screening of the shortlisted applications using dynamic water evaluation tools
LEVEL 3
undertakes a granular level of screening followed by site visits for ground verifications and discussions with community and state/district government departments (e.g., if any litigation was filed, overall water related reputation etc). The Verification process is strengthened by making use of state-of-art tools having a world-class reputation.
Shortlisted companies, finally recommended by the Jury, are invited to make a presentation at the International Water Innovation Summit which witnesses participation of industries from all sectors. The panel of judges select the best from amongst the shortlisted companies for consideration of an award under each category.

Key Participants
• Heads of organizations from water-intensive sectors
• Operational heads, managers from all industrial sectors
• Water consultants, maintenance engineers, production engineers
• Decision-makers from financial institutions, R&D, and educational institutions

Opportunities
• To learn about the best practices adopted from best performing companies.
• Facilitate adoption of similar projects at your units, leading to enormous saving
• An opportunity to interact & network with individuals and companies of repute

Categories
• Within the Fence: Within the Fence category is for the efficient water management practices within the Company with regard to specific water usage and innovative methods of reusing treated water
• Beyond the Fence: Beyond the Fence category is for the impressive work undertaken by industry with regard to empowering rural communities and augmenting natural resources, water.
Winners 2017
BEYOND THE FENCE
• Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company - Utility
• Ambuja Cement Foundation
• Hindustan Unilever Foundation
• Ultratech Cement Limited
WITHIN THE FENCE
• Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd
• Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur
• Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Limited
• GMR Warora Energy Limited
• UFLEX Limited – Chemicals Division
• Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited
• Asian Paints Ltd. Khandala plant
• Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Igatpuri
• Grasim Industries Ltd. (Chemical Division)
 
Participants Speak
 
"Sustainable business practices are a way of life at Uflex and we continually evolve to make the maximum by using minimum natural resources. This award is a testimony for our unrelenting commitment towards sustainability. "
Uflex Chemicals Ltd
" We are honoured to receive this award for excellence in water management. We`ve adopted the 4R strategy of Reduce, Recycle, Reuse and Research for betterment of environment and conservation of natural resources."
TATA Steel Noamundi Iron Mine
" I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to CII for acknowledging our efforts in conserving water and motivating us further to contribute in this front. Taking this opportunity, our request to everyone to start inculcating culture of using each droplet of water judiciously and serve as an example to each other"
Toyota Kirloskar Motor
 
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