Highest Honours: Top Wade Awards 2019          

Highest Honours: Top Wade Awards 2019

Amla Ruia, Founder, Aakar Charitable Trust, Mumbai

Wade Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 For Special Contribution towards Water Harvesting

Founder of Aakar Charitable Trust, Amla Ruia, is known as ‘Water Mother of India’ for her special efforts as a Water Warrior. She alongside her people, have positively impacted 644000 people in 518 villages by creating 368 check dams in India. The highest WADE Award, also called the ‘Blue WaDE’ was awarded with Lifetime achievement to Amla Ruia for her tremendous contribution towards the pious cause.

Sheila Sri Prakash, Founder & Chief Architect, Shilpa Architects Planners Designers, Chennai

Wade Sustainability Champion Award 2019 For Special Contribution Towards Green Building Concept

Ar Sheila Sri Prakash is the first Indian architect to serve on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation (role of arts in society). She is listed amongst the “Top 100 most influential architects in the world by Il Giornale dell’ Architectura and is known for her outstanding architectural theories surrounding ‘reciprocity in design’. The dexterous lady was conferred with the ‘Green WaDE’ – WADE Sustainability Champion Award at WADE 2019.

Sangeeta Wij, Managing Director, SD Engineering Consultants Llp, Delhi

Wade Woman In Engineering 2019 For Special Contribution Towards Sensible Engineering

Based on her prior experience of handling high-valued assignments with premium organisations like RITES and AECOM, Sangeeta Wij has been efficiently carrying out engineering design, architecture and project management for a varied range of projects. She is also associated with the Women in Engineering Committee of WFEO. Wij also dons the hat of being the President of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE India). WADE was extremely elated to grant “Golden WaDE” award to the ‘engineering- wiz’ – Ms Sangeeta Wij.


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