IAHR Industry Innovation Award

Founding Statement

This Industry Innovation Award is conferred by IAHR during the World Congress on a recent local innovation in design of lasting and international importance. It has the purpose of giving international professional recognition to the work of local hydro-environment engineers.

List of previous winners

2019: City of Knowledge (Panama)

Panama's Ciudad del Saber (Spanish for City of Knowledge) is a government-sponsored cluster of academic organizations, technology companies and non-governmental organizations, managed by the foundation of the same name.
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2017: Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART tunnel) (Malaysia)

The Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART tunnel) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a tunnel that doubles up as roadway for vehicles and a channel to get rid of storm water. The SMART project has been a great challenge for the local engineers involved in management and construction as it runs below congested roads, near sensitive structures and through varied geological ground conditions. The resulting 9.7km tunnel has 2 functions: to reduce flash flooding in Kuala Lumpur and cut traffic jams at rush hour between Kuala Lumpur City Center and Southern gateway at Sungai Besi.

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2015: Open-Sourced Delft3D (The Netherlands)

Delft3D is a world leading 3D modeling suite to investigate hydrodynamics, sediment transport and morphology and water quality for fluvial, estuarine and coastal environments.
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