The deadline for entries to the Chris Binnie Award for sustainable water management has been extended until 31 May, giving more opportunity for budding entrants to showcase their civil engineering achievement.
The Chris Binnie Award recognises and celebrates outstanding civil engineering achievement in the field of sustainable water management and how it has benefited society.
The competition is open to individuals or organisations and qualifying work can include an engineering project, a programme of works, a policy or a piece of research.
Chris Binnie, ICE water panel member and Exeter University visiting professor, said: “Responsible water management is vital for a sustainable future. Both the award and the water knowledge programme seek to highlight the wide-ranging, varied roles that civil engineers play in managing water, from providing clean water and sanitation to mitigating flood risk and the effects of climate change.
“Given ICE’s focus on water in 2019, we have granted a special extension to the award nomination process so we can better identify and celebrate sustainability in the sector.”
In 2018, the Chris Binnie Award was given to Waterwise’s Water Efficiency Strategy for the UK.
The strategy set out a blueprint for ensuring all people, homes and businesses in the UK are water efficient.
The 2019 Chris Binnie Award winner will be announced in the autumn as part of the 2019 ICE Awards, with a ceremony taking place on Friday 4 October.
To submit an entry for the 2019 Chris Binnie Award, please fill in an application form and submit to [email protected].