How to Apply for the SIWI Stockholm Water Prize 2021 | 1 Million SEK Award + More: SIWI Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Calls for Entries / Nominations from Candidates Around the World for the 2021 Stockholm Water Prize.
Deadline: 30th September, 2020, See Eligibility,
Requirements, Benefits, Prizes,
Application Guidelines and Procedures.
The Stockholm Water Prize is an international water award presented
annually since 1991 by the Stockholm Water Foundation. The prize has
been established to honour outstanding achievements in the sustainable
use and protection of the world’s water resources.
The world’s most prestigious water award, Stockholm Water Prize,
honours women, men and organizations whose work contributes to the
conservation and protection of water resources, and to the well-being of
the planet and its inhabitants. All who have made extraordinary
water-related achievements are eligible.
Since its inception in
1991, the prize has been selected by the Stockholm Water Prize
Nominating Committee from a pool of professionals nominated by their
peers. Over the years, Stockholm Water Prize Laureates have represented a
broad range of water-related activities, professions and scientific
disciplines from all over the world.
- They welcome nominations from all parts of the world
- They strongly encourage the nomination of female candidates.
candidate for the Stockholm Water Prize shall have attained outstanding
achievements of lasting significance for sustainable use and protection
of the world’s water resources.
- The results achieved by the
candidate shall have proven impact or great potential and provide
stimulation for further important contributions to the conservation and
protection of water resources and to improved health and well-being of
the planet’s inhabitants and ecosystems.
- Nominations are welcome
from everyone! However, self-nominations or nominations by persons with
direct professional or family ties to the candidate are not allowed.
The main achievements of the candidate should be within one or both of the following categories:
- Policy and Practices: This
broad category covers achievements in the continuum from political
initiatives to practical implementation 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, 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
- Research: This category includes both basic and applied research to develop new knowledge of and scientific leadership in:
- natural, physical, and/or technological processes
- the functioning of complex systems
or improvement of economical, legislative, institutional or
administrative principles for efficient, equitable and sustainable water
management and service provision.
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
ceremony and Royal Banquet is held at the Stockholm City Hall as part of
the World Water Week. During the ceremony, the Laureate accepts the
prize from the hands of His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden,
official patron of the prize.
The Laureate receives global
acknowledgement and visibility, a specially designed sculpture, and 1
million SEK. He or she also has the privilege of presenting a lecture
during the Opening Plenary of the World Water Week.
How to Nominate.
can submit a nomination for the Stockholm Water Prize, however
self-nominations or nominations by persons with direct professional or
family ties to the candidate are not permitted. The initial nomination
begins by submitting the name of the nominee along with a brief (500
words max.) statement of accomplishment.
Nomination period is open until 30 September 2020.
For more information on the nomination process, contact Mrs Katarina Andrzejewska at Katarina.Andrzejewska@siwi.org.