Application Process

The Water Sustainability Awards will follow the below mentioned process:

1. Registration

Applicant organization/company will register by providing basic information about the applicant, organization, organization type and contact details on the Registration link. The unique login credentials will be then sent to the applicant’s email ID (used for registration).

2. Application Submission and Fee

After registration, the applicant can directly move to fill out the application or come back to it through the ‘Dashboard’ option. Once the application has been submitted, you cannot go back and make changes to your application.

At the beginning of the application, the applicant must select the category of award in which he/she wishes to apply. In case the applicant wants to apply in multiple categories of awards, separate fee is to be paid. The fee details are provided in the subsequent sections.

Structure of the Application
The applicant must complete all sections in order to submit his/ her application. Also, kindly note that you are required to submit one set of hard copy of the application form, along with all the supporting documents addressing to the Organizing Secretary, Water Sustainability Awards, The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), 6C, Darbari Seth Block, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003 India.

Section A: General Information
  • Brief description of the organization
  • Previous recognition for project/ initiative
Section B: Project Details
Please note that this is section requires details, photo and video proofs, quantitative data, articles/ publications, documentation proofs, etc. to corroborate your answers. Please ensure to attach the necessary documents as and where applicable.
  • Brief description of your work/ initiative, current status, focus area, etc.
  • Details about project- approach, benefits accrued, expenditure, replicability, dissemination of knowledge, etc.
Section C: Experience and Expectations
  • Work experience in the sector
  • Alignment of work with SDGs
  • Outlook on winning the award, etc.
Section D: Application Fee

The application fee is categorized into four different bands based on the ‘type’ of organization. The applicants must identify themselves as any of the below-mentioned ‘types’ of organization. In case the applicant wants to apply in multiple categories of awards, a separate fee is to be paid.

Method of Payment: We encourage applicants to pay the application fee via online payment or NEFT. In case these two options are not suitable to the applicant, we also accept cheque and demand draft.

  1. Online Payment: Accessible via payment gateway through the online application portal, i.e., Section D of the application form. Once you’ve made the payment, you will be able to download the PDF version of the application form.
  2. NEFT Payment: In case you are making an NEFT payment, please ensure that before moving onto the payment option (Section: D of the Application form), you have completed your application form (filling in all the details and attaching all the requisite files) till Section C. You may choose to pay the application fee to either of the bank accounts listed below. The NEFT details are as mentioned below:
  3. Name of the A/c Holder The Energy and Resources Institute
    Account Number 001694600001134
    Name of the Bank Yes Bank
    Full address of the bank D-12, South Extension, Part 2 New Delhi-110049, India
    Swift Code YESBINBBDEL
    IFSC Code: YESB0000016
    Name of the A/c Holder The Energy and Resources Institute
    Account Number 52142907894
    Name of the Bank State Bank of India
    Branch Name SCOPE Complex New Delhi – 3
    Full address of the bank SCOPE Complex, Core – 67 Institutional Area, Pragati Vihar New Delhi – 110003
    NEFT IFSC Code SBIN0020511
    RTGS IFSC Code SBIN0020511
    9 Digit MICR Code 110002658

    While making the payment, please add in the remarks: 'WSA (Organization Name)' so that it's easier to realize the payment under your application. After making the payment, please share transaction details along with the screenshot of the successful completion of the payment. Once you are through with the online application process, kindly let us know so that we can generate a link for you to download a PDF version of the form.

  4. Cheque: Kindly send us the cheque addressed to "The Energy and Resources Institute” via post. Once your payment is confirmed by our Accounts Department, we will generate the PDF for you. In case the cheque reaches beyond the deadline or the cheque bounces, your application will stand rejected.
  5. Demand Draft: Kindly send us the demand draft addressed to “The Energy and Resources Institute” payable at New Delhi. Once the demand draft is enchased at our bank, we will generate the PDF for you. In case the demand draft reaches beyond the deadline, your application will stand rejected.
Please note that it is mandatory to pay the application fees. Failure to do so will result in the automatic rejection of your application. Also, kindly note that this fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Given below are the fee details, divided into four classes based on your organization type.

S.No. Type of Organization Classification Payment
1 Non-profit Organisation/Non-Governmental Organization
*NGOs/ Foundations/ CSR initiatives associated with private limited companies are encouraged to apply under Classification 4 of Organization Type
Classification 1 Rs. 10,000/- +18% GST, as applicable
2 Community/ Village Committees /Village Panchayats
3 Academic & Research Organization
4 Organized Colonies / Resident Welfare Associations Classification 2 Rs. 20,000/- +18% GST, as applicable
5 Water User Associations (WUAs)
6 Municipal Boards
7 Irrigation Boards
8 MSME (As per GOI norms) Classification 3 Rs. 50,000/- +18% GST, as applicable
9 Bilateral and Multilateral Organizations
10 Private Limited Companies Classification 4 Rs. 75,000/- +18% GST, as applicable
11 Public Sector Undertakings (PSU)
12 Large Industries (As per GOI norms)
13 Housing Construction Companies

3. Evaluation

The evaluation process will take place in two stages: An internal committee will carry out a first eligibility screening to ensure that applications fulfill the necessary criteria requirements, followed by verification of projects/ initiatives through field visits, submitted proofs, etc. The external committee will review the application based on set criteria as mentioned in the 'Assessment Criteria’ section. Recommendations made by the internal and external committee will be processed by the Steering Committee. The Water Sustainability Awards winners will then be announced on the webpage as well as through personal correspondence with the winners.

4. Awards Ceremony

The awards will be held in New Delhi to recognize the Award-winning organization/ bodies/ industries. It will be a non-monetary award, wherein, each winner will be given a plaque and a recognition certificate for extraordinary efforts in the water sector. A total of 11 awards will be conferred, one for each category/ sub-category.