NGOs, private, scientific or public institutions and similar bodies are invited to apply for Swiss Re’s 2014 International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management which provides grants of up to US $150,000 to projects in developing and trainsition countries.The award is a result of Swiss Re’s commitment to water protection projects in the face of a grave need for sustainable access to clean water supplies in developing and emerging countries.
The ReSource Award acknowledges initiatives which are dedicated to raising public awareness of the ecological, social and economic significance of water sources and watersheds in developing and emerging countries.
Prize money totalling US$150,000 will be allocated either in total to one project, or distributed across several projects.
Entries should aim to ensure that water will remain a readily available, clean resource in the future. Prize money is awarded strictly for project implementation activities.
The jury of the International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management comprises an independent, international panel of water experts from NGOs and governmental institutions, as well as knowledge managers from Swiss Re.
The award’s valuable contribution to watershed management is also supported by an international panel of patrons, who have kindly agreed to mobilise their worldwide networks to promote the award and its winning projects to as broad a range of interested parties as possible.
The deadline for initial submissions for the ReSource Award 2014 is 30 April 2013.
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