The following criteria will be used in judging the entries (Individual or Team) according to Award Category:

    1. Technology & Process Design - in terms of quality and safety of product water, and water production capacity as a function of feed water quality, technical limitations, disinfection systems, operation and maintenance requirements
    2. Creativity and Innovation - in terms of demonstration of new methodologies and applications, improved efficiency and cost-effectiveness
    3. Adaptability to Local Environments - in terms of simplicity in assembly and disassembly, operation & maintenance and adaptability and durability to local operating conditions and harsh environments
    4. Sustainability, Health & Safety Impacts - in terms of compliance with sustainability principles and health and safety standards and regulations