Closing Date: 30.9 2018. The international prize honors outstanding achievements by people and organizations whose work contributes to the conservation, sustainable use, and protection of water resources; and to the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants.
Candidates should be nominated within one or both of the following categories:
Policy and Practices: Including (but not limited to) 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: Include 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; and development or improvement of economical, legislative, institutional or administrative principles for efficient, equitable and sustainable water management and service provision.
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. The Laureate receives global acknowledgement and visibility, a specially designed sculpture, and USD 150,000. He or she also has the privilege of presenting a lecture during the Opening Plenary of the World Water Week.
Self-nominations or nominations by persons with direct professional or family ties to the candidate are not allowed.