About WAFA

Water Air Food Awards (WAFA) Is A World-Renowned Award For Nature-Based Sustainability Solutions

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Our Mission

WAFA identifies, evaluates and awards successful, sustainable, nature-based solutions that ensure access to healthy water, air, and food in their communities. WAFA supports communities that work together to break free of the poverty cycle and achieve prosperous livelihoods.

WAFA continuously strengthens its awards platform so that winners and finalists, and eligible award applicants can:

  • share their success stories
  • connect with peers
  • connect with and support communities in other areas with similar challenges
  • form partnerships with philanthropists, impact investors, and responsible companies


2.7 billion people live below the poverty line, 850 million lack access to safe drinking water and 828 million are undernourished. 

It is not the Earth’s capacity to produce food that is causing hunger. It is us.  

Global challenges can be solved with local solutions.

Water, Air and Food Awards targets breakthrough low-tech, high impact, local innovations for clean water, clean air and nutritious food. WAFA acknowledges and promotes these low-cost solutions so they can be replicated and create significant global impact.

Each one of us can help make this happen for everyone on Earth – our common home.

To be or not to be sustainable, that is the question.


WAFA’s strives to become a global mainstream awards platform that enables exceptional sustainability entrepreneurs to scale and replicate their solutions worldwide, to benefit mankind now!


By engaging global public, business communities, universities, impact investors and philanthropists in giving exposure and support, we will create a sustainability movement.


By bringing their low-tech high impact solutions to the attention of the global public and professionals, the entrepreneurs will attract support.


In this way we will contribute to creating awareness of the change we need to make to restore people and planet, on the massive scale needed.

To achieve this, we are building a solid platform through:

  • An even more resilient international team of qualified professionals and volunteers;

  • A global legal identity;

  • A solid financial base from donations, grants, public & private partnerships.


Through this platform we:

  • Design new compelling Award categories aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular #1 No Poverty, #2 Zero Hunger, #6 Clean Water and Sanitization), #7 Affordable and Clean Energy, #12 Responsible Consumption and Production, #13 Climate Action, #15 Life on Land);

  • Develop regional affiliates to identify local award candidates and partners;

  • Develop partnerships with corporations, government agencies, research institutions, impact investors and philanthropists.


We then proceed to:

  • Find “silent heroes” in all corners of the world including the most remote areas;

  • Improve our certification and evaluation process by applying our learnings;

  • Involve a greater portion of the global public in selecting the Award winners;

  • Raise the ‘silent heroes’ global profiles through international Award galas, regional events, celebrity endorsements, global media coverage, and a multifaceted online presence.


“A more sustainable and peaceful world is something we all want. WAFA has an incredible potential. Collaborating with WAFA is a beautiful way to start creating a better world, and overall it makes me feel good.”

Fabrizio Negossa, Graphic Designer

“It’s my strong belief that every human being has right for clean water, air, and food. Working with WAFA gives me immense pleasure as WAFA strives to identify exceptional pioneers in sustainability initiative and creates hope to make a smiling world”
– Shweta Sinha , Finance Manager

“People involved in philanthropy services want to see what works and what’s successful. Recognition inspires and inspiration propels. I think WAFA is a direct and important link to improving situations in the world”
– Patrick Smith, Program Manager

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