2019 SIWI Stockholm Water Prize
Deadline: September 30, 2019.
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.
To ensure that scope of the SWP is maintained and for the Nominating Committee to make fair reviews and comparisons between candidates, two broad categories are used. They are “Policy and Practices” and “Research”.
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
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.
1. Nominations are welcome from everyone! However, self-nominations or nominations by persons with direct professional or family ties to the candidate are not allowed.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. The work of the candidate should have proven impact and/or great potential
5. Self-nominations are not allowed. Please note that nominations made by persons closely related to the nominee are not accepted either.
1. A prize 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.
2. 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.