Water Digest Water Awards (WDWA) is India's preceding and one of the most illustrious platforms to honor and appreciate outstanding and exceptional environmental initiatives and achievements. As the country's first Environmental Awards, WDWA were conceived with a vision to awaken the "Eco-consciousness" in Indian industries and society as a whole. Water Digest Water Awards were set-up in the year 2006 to honor distinguished work carried out by various companies/NGOs/Individuals in order to treat/ recycle & conserve water. The award is supported by UNESCO. In the past, the award has been conferred upon organizations like ITC Limited, Eureka Forbes, NHPC, Grundfos, Pepsico, Hindustan Unilever, Philips, ITT, Ion Exchange, Pentair, Essar Steel etc. The award is judged by an eminent jury panel with members from UNESCO, TERI, WASH Institute, NEERI & Shri Ram Institute. The awards are witnessed by millions of Indians and are telecasted on channels of repute like ET NOW, NDTV or CNBC.
TREE Craze Foundation has been conferred with 'BEST WATER NGO- WATER EDUCATION - PROMOTING JAL SHAKTI ABHIYAN'. This category was for an NGO, which has excelled in educating & enlightening societies and regions on water conservation and recycling. The criteria for selection of winners included Spreading Technological Awareness and Technological Innovativeness, impact on society, and environmental benefits. TREE Craze Foundation's online bilingual quiz - Ganga Quest, Mobile app to calculate water footprint was widely appreciated as it exhibited technological awareness and innovativeness, whereas its campaign 'Meri Yamuna Mere Ghat' aimed at improving people-river connect, program STEER which sensitized school children for water conservation, waste upcycling, waste segregation, and composting; scored high for impact on society. The plantation drives and cleaner ghats also achieved environmental benefits making TREE Craze Foundation a winner.
The awards were announced in December 2020 where Minister of Jal Shakti conferred TREE Craze Foundation with the prestigious award.