Stockholm Water Prize 2020 honoring Organizations for the Protection of World’s Water Resources

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is currently seeking applications for its 2019 Stockholm Water Prize to recognize women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.

Over the years, the Stockholm Water Prize Laureates have represented regions from all over the world and a broad range of water-related activities, professions and scientific disciplines.

Categories

  1. 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
  2. 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, great 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominations are welcome from everyone! However, self-nominations or nominations by persons with direct professional or family ties to the candidate are not allowed.
  • Any woman, man or organisation that have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and protection of the world’s water resources and to improved health of the planet’s inhabitants and ecosystems, may be nominated.
  • The achievements can be within the fields of science, technology, education, public policy, or practice related to sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources. The work of the candidate should have proven impact and/or great potential.

Nomination Process

The nomination process involves the following steps:

  • A short nomination is submitted to SIWI.
  • The short nominations are assessed by the Nominating Committee who decides on which candidates to shortlist.
  • Nominators of shortlisted candidates are invited to submit a full nomination using an online form. At least two reference letters and a detailed description of the candidate’s achievements are required.
  • The full nominations are thoroughly reviewed by the Nominating Committee. A list of the top three candidates, in ranked order, is presented to the Board of the Stockholm International Water Institute.
  • The board appoints the Laureate of the year.
  • The SWP Laureate of the year is normally announced on World Water Day, March 22.

How to Apply

Deadline: 30 September 2019

Short nominations should be submitted in English using the online form given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmwaterprize/nominate/

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