The Prize also aims to inspire scientists and researchers.
The Prize seeks to encourage the development of proactive, practical, and cost-effective means for making water available to people, wherever they may be.
The Prize is established to acknowledge exceptional and innovative scientific work which contributes to the sustainable availability of potable water and the alleviation of water scarcity, particularly in arid regions.
The Prize reflects the true image of a nation committed to the environment.
It represents a call to the people of the world – a call for international responsibility.
The Prize is an international award judged by leading scientists from around the world and bestowed bi-annually in five branches.
One million Saudi Riyals (about $266,000) is allocated for the Creativity Branch, while half a million Saudi Riyals (about $133,000) is allocated for each of the other four Specialized Branches.
The Prize is accompanied by a gold medallion, a trophy and a certificate.