What are the SWIG awards


Awards for extraordinary projects combining, the practical with the imaginative to deliver projects promoting sustainable water use.

Objectives of the awards

  • To celebrate and promote good work
  • To increase awareness of what can be achieved (with a little imagination and creativity)
  • To inspire future projects and transformational change



  • Design and function
  • It is able to be replicated in some form/aspect (principles etc)
  • Imaginative and creative
  • Making full use of water on and around the project
  • Demonstrate whole systems thinking and integration
  • Hard and soft value for money measurements
  • Hard: reduced operating costs for power, water use, sewage, treatment etc
  • Soft: improved productivity and wellbeing, reduced sick leave etc
  • Commercial, public and smaller/micro projects will all have the same eligibility


An example of the type of projects that will be successful in the awards are those that

  • Myth busting: �Environmental impact of buildings is often under estimated, while the perceived costs of green buildings are over estimated�
  • Demonstrate value for money and return on investment
  • Monetise the value of sustainability within whole life costing principles


Why should you enter the SWIG awards?

  • You will receive recognition for your contribution to sustainable water.
  • All shortlisted entries will be posted on the SWIG website, leading to valuable exposure for your company or product.
  • The awards are easy to enter. We ask for one A4 page with details about your project, with supporting photos and data, where appropriate.
  • Projects need to be ongoing or to have been completed within the last two years.



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