About the CIWEM Urban Drainage WaPUG Prize

Each year, CIWEM Urban Drainage Group awards the WaPUG Prize at our Autumn conference in November. The prize is named in recognition of our predecessor organisation (WaPUG), which was founded to support the UK urbandrainage management community in 1984 when modern planning approaches and models were in their infancy. The prize celebrates our rich heritage but also looks to celebrate the leaders and technologies of the future.

We make the award to an individual, project or team who has either:

  • an established history of distinguished service in the field of urban drainage;
  • made a lasting contribution to urban drainage practice, through development of tools or process, or the delivery of enhancements;
  • exhibited leadership and inspiration to other urban drainage practitioners;
  • influenced urban drainage issues and policy on a national level;
  • delivered a significant urban drainage solution, demonstrating innovation and excellence;
  • delivered innovation that has led to a step change in the way urban drainage issues are approached.

The winner receives a handsome trophy and will be announced at the CIWEM Urban Drainage AGM, during the CIWEM Urban Drainage Group Autumn Conference.

In addition , the intention is for the winner to be a guest of the CIWEM Urban Drainage Group at the following year's CIWEM Annual Dinner and at our next Autumn Conference.

Part of CIWEM Awards & Competitions

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Applications for the WaPug Prize 2022 hosted by the CIWEM Urban Drainage Group are now closed.

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