Reed Elsevier has launched the Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge for individuals or organizations operating in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. This Challenge is part of the corporate social responsibility of Reed Elsevier, which is a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Risk, Legal and Business sectors.
The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge will be awarded to the two projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation. Projects must have clear practical applicability, address identified need, and advance related issues such as health, education, or human rights.
The Challenge will be awarded in November 2012 and there will be a $50,000 prize for the first place entry and a $25,000 prize for the second place entry.
Applicants will be offered access to relevant Reed Elsevier products that can help in the preparation of their submissions between November and March 2012. Winning projects will be highlighted in the Reed Elsevier journal Water Research.
Applications will be reviewed against the Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge criteria by the Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge steering group, comprised of relevant internal and external water and sanitation specialists.