Water ChangeMakers Award – Submission Form

The Submission period is now  CLOSED

The Water ChangeMaker Awards celebrate teams and organisations which have shaped decisions about water that helped build climate resilience. We want to invite you to tell us about your journey, through your submission, so that we can help create an opportunity for everyone to learn from each other.

We are looking for ChangeMakers among organisations and initiatives that involve the public sector, civil society, and the private sector.

Eligibility criteria and verification
The jury process and evaluation criteria
Competition guidelines

Important Dates

  • Opening of submissions: 6 April 2020
  • In responding to many requests: One-time Extension - Submit your change journey by 14 June 2020 at 23.59 CEST at the latest

Contact Us
Submissions must be made using the online form found here on the submission page (see below). If you are having technical issues, please contact us at waterchangemakers@gwp.org

Important to note before you start
You can start your submission and return to it later by clicking on the SAVE buttons of this form (you will then receive an email with a link from where you can access your saved submission form). When you are ready to submit your final Water ChangeMaker Journey, please click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of this form. Once submitted, you cannot make any more changes.

The submission form has 7 sections. Please click on "Edit" next to each heading and they will expand so that you can fill in the different fields.

Basic Change Journey Information

We invite you to categorize your ChangeMaker Journey within a number of key concepts; if you do this, it will help us sort and group different ChangeMaker experiences. Please do not feel constrained by the options we offer for such categories, and use the category “other” if you would like to describe your Journey in different terminologies.

Detailed Information

Tell us about your Water ChangeMaker Journey!

Please provide a title for the changemaker journey that you will share: The title you choose will help others – juries and other readers – to better understand what your submission is about. The title should capture the essence of your journey.

The maximum word limit is exceeded. 15 words are allowed. Please review your text.

What was the problem that your initiative addressed? What caused the problem in the first place? Were there any barriers to addressing the problem? Who or what was involved in creating the problem - and who or what was impacted by the problem?

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How did you create the momentum for change? For example, did you build new coalitions with others, in and outside your sector or area of work? Did you leverage technology to enable change? Did you leverage experiences or good examples from elsewhere?

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Please describe the specific climate related impact, how it manifested itself and describe how your initiative helped build resilience vis-a-vis this particular impact (quantifying such resilience, if you can).

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Please identify decision-making related processes that were influenced or improved, for example, access to data, transparency, inclusion of underrepresented groups creating connections and pathways to improve collaboration between policy, science and communities

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What made your Water ChangeMaker journey special? Was the change difficult and why? Was achieving agreements with others challenging? Why? For example, was there inertia amongst larger organisations that had not changed in many years?

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What makes you confident that the changes that were achieved will endure? What, if anything, may put your achievements at risk? Was anything done specifically to help the changes continue?

What did you learn throughout your Water ChangeMaker journey? And did you learn from the experience itself, or did you use any tools - e.g. books, web-based resources, research, publications, check-lists, other initiatives, etc?

The maximum word limit is exceeded. 150 words are allowed. Please review your text.

Organisation Information

Please provide the name of the organization or group that was mainly associated with the initiative or carried out the initiative. Full name [and acronym]

Submitter Information

The organisation you primarily work for or are associated with.

Verification Contact Info

(this person will be contacted to verify your information, see eligibility criteria)

Confirmation, Consent & Additional Material

I confirm my agreement for The Global Water Partnership Organisation (GWPO) to publish my submission on their website and through other resources and means, and elsewhere as determined by GWPO, and to share information relating to my submission through the GWP website, network, and on social media outlets.


I confirm that I agree for the Global Water Partnership Organisation (GWPO) to seek, directly and with others, to connect me with individuals or organisations that have undertaken – or are about to undertake - similar or relevant change journeys.

Additional Material

Please feel free to provide a photo(s) or/and video that illustrates your initiative which can accompany your change story if it is approved for publishing on the website. Any additional details such as testimonials, website articles, videos and photos to support your submission are also welcome.




Save or Submit

You can start your submission and return to it later by clicking on the SAVE buttons of this form (you will then receive an email with a link from where you can access your saved submission form).

When you are ready to submit your final Water ChangeMaker Journey, please click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of this form. Once submitted, you cannot make any more changes.

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Thank you for taking the time to complete the submission form.

Saving your draft.

 If this is your first time saving, you should receive an e-mail soon, containing a link to your draft for further editing.