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Stockholm Water Prize

The world’s most prestigious water award, Stockholm Water Prize (SWP), honours women, men and organizations whose work contributes to the conservation and protection of water resources, and to the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. All who have made extraordinary water-related achievements are eligible.

Prize Details

 

Sponsored by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the Stockholm Water Prize uses two broad categories:  “Policy and Practices” and “Research”. *Nominations will open in August 2018* 

Policy and Practices

This category covers achievements that has improved the governance and management of water, as a natural and economic resource and/or as a human right and basic service. The category includes:

  • human rights, conflict resolution, influence on policies, and international cooperation with application in the water sector
  • sustainable and safe management of water resources
  • provision of water supply and sanitation services
  • development and application of appropriate technologies
  • development and improvement of economical, legislative, institutional or administrative principles for efficient, equitable and sustainable water management and service provision

Research

This category includes basic and applied research to develop new knowledge of and scientific leadership in:

  • natural, physical and/or technological processes
  • the functioning of complex systems
  • development or improvement of economical, legislative, institutional or administrative principles for efficient, equitable and sustainable water management and service provision.

Candidates may qualify for the prize based on contributions to more than one category.

For both categories, achievements in outreach and awareness raising are considered merits. This includes education and training of students, water professionals or communities as well as dissemination of information to and awareness raising of decision-makers and the general public.

The Laureate receives global acknowledgement and visibility, a specially designed sculpture, and USD 150,000. He or she also has the privilege of presenting a lecture during the Opening Plenary of the World Water Week in Stockholm.

Website: http://www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmwaterprize/nominate/

CONTACT

Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Danelle D'Alvise, Prizes & Awards Manager, regarding this award and the nomination process.

Email: awardmgr@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905.525.9140 x27419