Your submissions should set out how the project contributes to the Environment Agency’s aims and should identify examples of best practice that may be applied on other projects.
The submission should be clear, concise and readily understood by someone from a non-technical background who is not familiar with your project. It should also demonstrate good teamwork and partnership working.
The judging criteria are here.
Below are the awards categories with a few explanatory words
A PROJECT TO BE PROUD OF
Projects, or programmes of work, nominated in this category, including construction and temporary works should demonstrate the application of programme and project management best practice to ensure the efficient and effective delivery and explain the benefits provided.
TOGETHER WE DELIVERED MORE
To recognise excellent local partnership action to enhance community and household flood risk management and preparedness.
DOING THE ROUTINE BRILLIANTLY
To recognise best practice in routine maintenance and emergency works to existing assets (e.g. including embankments, pumping stations, barrages, river and channel maintenance works, coastal defences, water control structures, culverts and pipes, SuDs and surface water systems). This category also includes management of any other assets, for example hydraulic models and data systems.
Identifying and implementing new ways of meeting challenges to deliver projects better, quicker, more safely or more efficiently.
MAKING THE MOST OF EVERY £
Recognising any work that has made a major contribution to delivering more outcomes, including demonstrating multiple benefits, for less money.
HOW SMALL IS YOUR FOOTPRINT / LEAVING A LEGACY
Projects in this category should demonstrate how they have managed resources sustainably. This will include evidence of measures for carbon reduction, use of resources and materials, effective management of waste and routine operational and end-of-life considerations.
WE’RE ALL PLAYING OUR PART
To recognise community level action and inspiring communication to improve local resilience, including planning for flooding and generating new and innovative sources of investment. Submissions should be supported by a range of recommendations from across the partners and communities involved.
Projects in this category should demonstrate work completed outside of the United Kingdom contributing to any of the wider categories above.
This year we will be launching a new award for individuals within the first 10 years of their career who have taken a key role in any work contributing to any of the wider categories above. Nominations for the “Inspirational Graduate of the Last Decade” award should be made in writing by e mail to the Flood & Coast 2018 team, FloodandCoast@environment-agency.gov.uk, detailing the reasons for the nomination in no more than 500 words.