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Distinguished Alumnus Award 2019
June, 2019

The selection was based on the impact of one’s contribution to (a) dissemination or creation of knowledge, (b) enrichment of lives of people, (c) distribution or creation of wealth, (d) promotion or establishment of high ethical standards in private or public life, as also on the person’s integrity and stature, and who thereby makes his Alma Mater proud.

Distinguished Alumnus Award 2018
October, 2018

Dr BP Agarwal was recognized by the University of South Florida (USF) Alumni Association at the Alumni Awards scheduled on October 18, 2018 for his efforts to improve access to clean water and providing low cost healthcare to the underserved in India. These awards were instituted in 1976 for alumni who have distinguished themselves in their chosen professions nationally or internationally. USF has recognized 86 out of the 350,000 graduates.

CNN Heroes

Drucker Prize Top Ten Finalist
August, 2017

The Drucker Prize recognizes organizations that best exemplify Peter Drucker's definition of innovation: "change that creates a new dimension of performance."

B.P. Agrawal CNN Hero – Aakash Ganga
November, 2015

B.P. Agrawal was nominated as a CNN Hero in 2015 for his ambitious rainwater harvesting project – Aakash Ganga. The project has helped six communities in Rajasthan, India to gain access to drinkable water known as “sweet water.”  His plan is to expand his efforts in making safe and drinkable water easily available to the residents of Rajasthan.

Purpose Prize Winner

Engineer Bhagwati (B.P.) Agrawal has long wanted to mitigate the water shortage in his native home, India, by using the expertise he developed in the United States. In 2003, through his nonprofit organization, Sustainable Innovations Inc. based in Fairfax, Virginia, he founded Aakash Ganga, meaning River from Sky. The goal: to create a system for collecting one of the region’s precious few sources of safe drinking water from rain.


Case Study on Sustainable Social Enterprise for Water 

Case Study on Sustainable Social Enterprise for Water was presented by Dr Agrawal at the Pravasiya Bharatiya Diwas organized by the Government of India.


DST, USA Grant of $150,000 for "War on Water"  Initiative

In 2011, Mr. T Ramasami, then Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, USA, awarded a grant of $150,000 under its technology development for "War on Water"  initiative. Sustainable Innovations transferred the grant to its partner, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India to demonstrate Aakash Ganga's social enterprise model

Davos Economic Forum 2011

BP Agrawal Executive Director of Sustainable Innovations joins the Davos Debates in Davos at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland from 26 -- 30 January 2011.

Energy Globe Award
June, 2010

Dr. B. P. Agrawal emerged the winner of the 2010 Energy Globe World award after his innovative project was voted the best by the audience at a colorful ceremony held yesterday in Kigali.

Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability
April, 2010

Dr. B.P. Agrawal is honored for technology that improves access to clean water, health care, and business development in rural India.


World Bank Development Marketplace Award

Dr Agrawal won a second Development Marketplace award of $200,000 for extremely low-cost delivery of health care.

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