International Prize for Water

The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water is given to organizations (and scientists and inventors) making exceptional and innovative contributions towards the “the sustainable availability of potable water and the alleviation of water scarcity, particularly in arid regions.”

There are five branches of the Prize:

  • Creativity Prize
  • Specialized Branch Prizes:
  • Surface water
  • Groundwater
  • Alternative (non-traditional) water resources
  • Water resources management and protection

    The Prize

  • The Creativity Prize carries an award value of about $266,000 while each of the Specialized Branch Prizes is worth about $133,000.
  • “The Creativity Prize is awarded to an innovator or pioneer in any water-related field whose work can rightfully be considered a “breakthrough”.
  • The work might be an invention, a research paper, a new technology, or a development project. It can relate to any branch of any water-related discipline.
  • What matters is its importance and originality, and that it achieves something significant.
  • For instance, it might contribute to increasing available water resources, or to alleviating scarcity, or to minimizing pollution.
  • It might make a material contribution to water conservation or to effective water management.” For Branch Prizes, there are different criterions for different prizes.

    The topics for the latter are:

  • 1st Branch – Surface Water

    Topic:

    Innovative Methods for Rain and Runoff Water Modeling

  • 2nd Branch – Groundwater

    Topic:

    Assessment and Control of Radioactive Contamination in Groundwater

  • 3rd Branch – Alternative (non-traditional) Water Resources

    Topic:

    Innovative Methods for Water Production from Non-Traditional Water Resources

  • 4th Branch – Water Resources Management and Protection

    Topic:

    Remote Sensing and GIS Applications for Water Resources Management

    Nominations have to be made online.

    For More Information and Application, Please Visit; Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water Website
  • Scholarship 2017/18

    Undergraduate Scholarships,
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.