Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge

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.

The deadline to submit applications is 15 April 2012. For more information, visit this link.


  1. Jackson mwewa says:

    This is great, Community Alert Programme (CAP) is a community initiative that promotes Joint Action for Community Involvement and Social Networking towards Waste Management/Environment and public health. We are there to improve the environment in the communities, and with your support we will do better.

    Thank you
    Jackson Mwewa

  2. Can Biosandfilter technology be funded to be demostrated to our community with low potable water depending on rain run-off which they collect in hand dug dams. Atleast 10,000 can be demostrated to serve 35,000 people.

  3. Jacob Robert says:

    Thank you so much for the update.

    Our Organization known as ECOAGROFACILITY, which is a non government organization, not for profit, working with marginalized communities along the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania will come up the proposal very soon


    Jacob Mushi


  4. mohinder pal loomba says:

    res. sir,
    our organisation rural ngo clubs association dist. moga punjab is a group of 162 village level youth clubs and working in the sector of environment pollution. we are awaring the people through regular cycle rallies. we are giving the massage to the people to save environment, have good health, save petrol/diesel by adopting cycle in their routine works. hundereds of people had adopted cycle and started their daily work on cycle. many doctors, lawyers, industrialists, businessmen and govt. officers are working on cycle displaying a slogan plate in front of their cycle to save environment and have good health and making the other people to do in the next step we are also organising cycle tournaments to make the people habitual of cycle. i can send u the pictures of our mission. you can see our project.we are in need some finanacial support and can give wonderful results. can we apply for this project ?

  5. Nuyr Abdikadir she3ikh says:

    Our organization Sustainable Development solutions (SDS)working in nairobi (Kenya) would wish to submit their concept note on the 1stJanuary 2012 will that be ok with your organization.

    Thanking you in advance about your Information
    Nur Abdikadir sheikh

  6. Do local organisations qualify from Uganda?

  7. Our organization OSD will submit concept note to be implemented in one district of Ethiopia. shall we submit it next week?

    Thank you for your update information



  8. Kishor Rijal says:

    Can we submit the concept on Water Source Protection?