General Announcement

Call for Applications: Lifetime Service Award

Call for Applications: Lifetime Service Award

 Call for Nominations to Recognize Trenchless Technology Pioneers


During the 1980s -1990s, pioneers in the trenchless industry united to establish national and regional societies aimed at promoting the science and practice of trenchless technology for public benefit. Now, after 30+ years, 28 Societies representing over 40 countries around the world are affiliated with ISTT.

As time goes by, some Affiliated Societies have witnessed the retirement of influential figures who played important roles in founding their societies and promoting trenchless technologies in their regions. In recognition of these individuals' dedication, ISTT established the "Lifetime Service Award" over ten years ago, acknowledging their significant contributions to the advancement of trenchless technologies within their respective regions. We are now pleased to announce the call for 2024 applications, inviting all the Affiliated Societies to nominate deserving individuals for this prestigious honor.

Who can nominate a candidate?
Affiliated Societies in good standing can nominate candidates for this "ISTT Affiliated Society Lifetime Service Award", provided that the candidate has retired or is retiring from active involvement in the trenchless industry.

How to submit?

The nomination must be submitted by a staff member of an Affiliated Society and must include the candidate's name, relevant professional background, and a description of up to 1,000 words detailing the candidate's specific actions and activities related to the advancement of trenchless technology within their Society. There is no restriction on the number of recipients from a single Society, as long as each individual meets the award's criteria.

Deadline: 30 July 2024  (17:00 US EDT)

Click to view the past Lifetime Service Award Winners.