Deadline : 15 September 2012
The International Water Institutes invites nomination for Stockholm Water Prize 2013 from individuals, organisations and institutions, involved in the area of water conservation and protection. Stockholm Water Prize is awarded annually for outstanding achievements for water conservation and protection and it is one of the world’s prestigious awards. The award is open to individuals,organizations and institutions of any nationality whose work contributes broadly to the conservation and protection of water resources.
The Stockholm Water Prize is a global award founded in 1991 and honors individuals, institutions or organisations whose work contributes broadly to the conservation and protection of water resources and to improved health of the planet´s inhabitants and ecosystems. Indeed, any water related activity is eligible because the award’s purpose is to recognise the most extraordinary body of accomplishments with great potential or proven impact.The Stockholm Water Prize Laureate receives USD 150,000 and a crystal sculpture specially designed and created by Orrefors.
Who can be rewarded?
The field of activities taken into account is broad, and the Laureate should come from one of the following three categories:
1) Outreach and awareness raising
This category includes dissemination and outreach of knowledge through:
- education and training of students or water professionals or communities
- dissemination of information to and awareness raising of larger groups of citizens, decision-makers and non-specialists
2) Policy and practices
This category covers those aspects that pertain to the sound governance and management of water including implementation as well as to the health and well-being of people, society and communities. The category includes:
- human rights, conflict resolution, influence on policies, international cooperation with application in the water sector
- sustainable and safe management of water resources
- on-the-ground provision of water supply and sanitation facilities by governments, NGOs, aid organisations and others
- fund raising to implement water facilities or better water practices
- development and application of appropriate technology on a local basis
This category includes both basic and applied research and regards the development of and leadership in new knowledge of:
- natural or physical or technological processes
- the functioning of complex systems
- development of new ecological or economical or legislative or institutional or administrative principles applicable to sustainable water management
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