Updates from the water change maker awards

The Water ChangeMaker Awards was launched during the World Water Week, 22nd March 2020. The submission of an application was opened from 6 April and last until 14 June 2020, after extend-ed for one week. The award aims to make visible the teams and organizations that shape water decisions that build climate resili-ence – and to create and support a community of ChangeMakers who contribute and learn from each other in shaping the lessons learned about how to make positive change happen. The initiative is designed to make sure that everybody will benefit from oppor-tunities to Connect, Collaborate, and to Celebrate.

Over 350 individuals and groups from over 80 countries submitted their personal experience of having influenced water decisions to build climate resilience by the Water ChangeMaker Awards deadline, June 14. Thank you to all the ChangeMakers who shared their stories and to the ChangeMaker Partners who helped mobilise and spread the word. The screening proces was carried out on 22 July and we now enter the next phase of the Awards: the judging.

the selected participants will have to pass the first round jury by the 1st September to reach semi-finals, and the second round jury will take place on 15th October for those that will make to finals. The winners and the awards ceremony will take place at COP26 in Glasgow in 2021.

The list of eligible participants from Southeast Asia Region that passed the screening processes are as follows: (the full list can be seen here).

>> Water Efficiency as an Immediate Mitigation tool against Jakarta Sinking Process. PT Pran Indo Permata Abadi, Indonesia
>> Guarantee for Sustainability Water Supply in Indonesia, PT Penjaminan Infrastruktur Indonesia (Persero) / Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund (IIGF), Indonesia
>> Reducing Plastic waste in Komodo National Park Seascape with Decentralized Water and Ice Supply for Small Island and Coastal Communities. Komodo Water [KW], Indonesia
>> Gerakan Rejoso Kita: Preserving Rejoso Watershed through Ecosystem Service Scheme, Sustainable Agriculture, and Water Efficiency Practices. Danone AQUA, Indonesia
>> Water Partnership Model to Support Community Resilience towards Climate Change. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas, Indonesia
>> Water Management in Peatland Retirement Area Initiative to Improve Carbon Sequestration in Forest Concession Area. Asia Pulp & Paper - Sinar Mas, Indonesia
>> Multi Bintang River2River. PT Multi Bintang Indonesia Tbk, Indonesia.

>> New Life for Water. Indah Water Konsortium (IWK), Malaysia

>> Climate Smart Palawan: Creating Climate Resilience in Calamianes Group of Islands (Busuanga-Coron-Culion). Environmental and Climate Change Research Institute, Philippines
>> The Masungi Georeserve story: Restoring Forgotten Watersheds Through Youth-Led Movements. Masungi Georeserve Foundation Inc. (MGFI), Philippines

>> (Origin: Switzerland) Purpose-Driven Partnerships: Xylem & Manchester City FC Partner to Change the Global Dialogue on Water. Xylem Inc., Brazil, China, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam
>> (Origin: Netherlands) Nextblue Amplifies the Experiences/Stories of Local People in the Heart of the World’s Delta Regions. Nextblue, Bangladesh, Vietnam
>> (Origin: United States of America) Climate Action and Support Transparency Training (CASTT) - UNFCCC Adaptation Academy. Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), Netherlands, Thailand, United States