About the CIWEM Urban Drainage WaPUG Prize

Each year, CIWEM Urban Drainage Group awards the WaPUG Prize at our Annual conference at the end of the year. The prize is named in recognition of our predecessor organisation (WaPUG), which was founded to support the UK urban drainage 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.

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Nominations now open for the 2024 WaPUG Prize...

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.

Submitting a nomination

Candidates should submit their nominations via email to the CIWEM Urban Drainage Group honorary secretary, Mark Russell at mark.russell@yorkshirewater.co.uk by Friday 31 July 2024 at the latest.

Proposers should provide an evidence based narrative, of not more than 1 page in length, setting out the justifications for the nomination. If you are nominating yourself or own project/team then please seek and state an independent endorsement of your application.

Judging and Prize-giving

We will again seek the input of our membership to select the winner of this prestigious award from a short-list created by the committee. This will take place through a voting process to be undertaken during September/October.

The winner receives a handsome trophy and will be announced at the CIWEM UDG Conference Dinner on 13 November, during the CIWEM Urban Drainage Group Autumn Conference which takes place at The Eastside Rooms, Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B7 4BL UK, 12-14 November 2024.

The intention is for the winner to be a guest of the CIWEM Urban Drainage Group at the CIWEM Annual Conference 2024.

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