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05 June 2020   Asia-Pacific and Middle East Airports Demonstrate Innovative Approaches to Water Management in Green Airports Recognition 2020

Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific has announced the results of the region’s annual Green Airports Recognition 2020. Taoyuan International Airport (Taoyuan City, Chinese Taipei), Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad, India) and Kaohsiung International Airport (Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei) received the highest Platinum recognition for their efforts in water management. Six other airports received Gold or Silver recognitions for their efforts. Submissions received this year focused on water management documenting approaches to waste water treatment, water harvesting, water recycling and water reduction.  


Airports receiving accolades are:   


Over 35 million passengers per annum:  

  • Platinum – Taoyuan International Airport, Taoyuan City, Chinese Taipei  
  • Gold – Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India 
  • Silver – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai, India  


Between 15 to 35 million passengers per annum:  

  • Platinum – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, India  
  • Gold – Muscat International Airport, Muscat, Oman  
  • Silver – Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, India  


Less than 15 million passengers per annum:  

  • Platinum – Kaohsiung International Airport, Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei  
  • Gold – Adelaide Airport, Adelaide, Australia  
  • Silver – Sharjah Airport, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 

The Green Airports Recognition programme promotes environmental best practices to minimize aviation’s impact on the environment and recognizes ACI Asia-Pacific's members for outstanding accomplishments in their environmental projects. All submissions are available in the Green Airports Recognition 2020 publication, housed on the ACI Asia-Pacific website.  


“ACI Asia-Pacific’s new strategic direction is work with our 114 airport members towards a new societal value for the communities they serve. This includes promoting a culture of environmental consciousness,” said Stefano Baronci, Director General, ACI Asia-Pacific. “World Environment Day is a fitting day to thank all participating airports for their ongoing commitment and contribution to environmental protection. The Green Airports Recognition programme fits perfectly into this context by encouraging airport operators across the region and globally to share environmental best practices,” he added.   

 The Green Airports Recognition programme was established in 2017 with the support from the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Environment Committee. The programme highlights different environment themes each year. The submissions were reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of:   


  • Mr. Stefano Baronci, Director General, ACI Asia-Pacific  
  • Dr. Panagiotis Karamanos, Aviation Environmental Consultant  
  • Mr. Christopher Paling, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management, Manchester Metropolitan University  
  • Ms. Juliana Scavuzzi, Senior Manager, Environment, ACI World  
  • Mr. Christopher Surgenor, Editor/Publisher, GreenAir Online   


“There are excellent projects in this year’s recognition, some combining water management best practices with resilience planning. I was pleased to see many innovative technologies are being applied to water sustainability at airports throughout Asia Pacific,” said Mr. Christopher Surgenor, Editor/Publisher, GreenAir Online.   


Self Photos / Files - Green Airports Recongnition 2020-01-01


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