SINGAPORE – The call for nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2018 has been opened by the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW).
The award is designed to honour outstanding contributions by individuals or organisations towards solving the world's water challenges by developing or applying innovative technologies, policies or programmes which benefit humanity.
This prestigious international award is named after Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2018 laureate will receive S$300,000, a certificate and a gold medallion at the award ceremony to be held during SIWW 2018.
The honour roll for the Water Prize includes laureates who have developed ground-breaking solutions in membrane technology and used water treatment, as well as holistic water policies and management practices that have benefitted the lives of millions.
Professor John Anthony Cherry was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2016 for his contributions to the advancement of groundwater science, policies, and technologies.
Other past laureates include: The Orange County Water District, Dr. Andrew Benedek, Prof. Gatze Lettinga, the Yellow River Conservancy Commission, Dr. James Barnard, and Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht.
The initial closing date for submission of nominations and citations is June 30 2017. For the submission of full nomations, including supporting documents, the deadline of October 2 2017 has been set.
For further nomination guidelines, please click here.