International Prize for Water
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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:
Specialized Branch Prizes:
Alternative (non-traditional) water resources
Water resources management and protection
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
Innovative Methods for Rain and Runoff Water Modeling
2nd Branch – Groundwater
Assessment and Control of Radioactive Contamination in Groundwater
3rd Branch – Alternative (non-traditional) Water Resources
Innovative Methods for Water Production from Non-Traditional Water Resources
4th Branch – Water Resources Management and Protection
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