Professional category

Excellence in Flood and Water Management

This award celebrates projectwhich are integral to reduction of flood risk and sustainable water management

It is open to LI members. 

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What we are celebrating

This award celebrates projects which are integral to the reduction of flood risk and sustainable water management, and the wider promotion of sustainable drainage schemes.  It includes projects of all scales, from large-scale interventions which contribute towards catchment or river basin management, to small site-based designs and interventions, such as rain gardens or bioattenuation products.  

This award is open to different types of landscape works, including (but not necessarily limited to): 

  • Assessment or research 
  • Planning document 
  • Design: early/concept  
  • Design: detailed/technical 
  • Management strategy 


To enter this Award:

  • The work may be of any scale
  • Part of the awarded activity must have taken place between July 2019 and July 2021
  • The work may be a stand-alone project or form part of a larger project

Judging criteria

This award will be scored by an independent panel of judges against our Judging Criteria:

  • Design 
  • Sustainability 
  • Value 
  • Professionalism 

In selecting an eventual winner, the judges will focus especially on the degree to which the entry: 

  • has mitigated environmental harms and pollution wherever possible, including accounting for water quality  
  • has sought to make a positive contribution towards healthy, connected habitats for biodiverse species   

Follow this link to read more details on these criteria and the sub-criteria to make sure you clearly identify how your work meets the specific requirements for your category. 


Excellence in Flood and Water Management Award 2020 Winner

An overview from the last years Awards winner on what made their entry successful and much more