Best practices by water sector business sought for Stockholm Industry Water Award

Companies that have contributed to pollution elimination or reduced freshwater consumption through innovative programs, policies, processes or products now have the opportunity to be nominated for the prestigious 2006 Stockholm Industry Water Award. The Stockholm Water Foundation presents the award in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Nominations are now being taken...

STOCKHOLM, Feb. 8, 2006 -- Companies that have contributed to pollution elimination or reduced freshwater consumption through innovative programs, policies, processes or products now have the opportunity to be nominated for the prestigious 2006 Stockholm Industry Water Award.

The Stockholm Water Foundation presents the award in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Nomination forms and criteria are available at www.siwi.org.

Nominations will be accepted until February 28, 2006, from businesses and industries whose resources, competencies and experiences have helped to reduce the effects of the escalating world water crisis. The award was founded to stimulate business contributions to sustainable water development and recognizes:

• Innovative corporate development of water and wastewater process technologies
• Environmental improvement through improved performance in production processes
• New products or technologies
• Other significant corporate contributions to helping improve the world water situation

The award will be presented in August 2006 during the World Water Week in Stockholm (www.worldwaterweek.org).

The Stockholm International Water Institute is a policy institute that contributes to international efforts to find solutions to the world's escalating water crisis. SIWI advocates future-oriented, knowledge-integrated water views in decision making, nationally and internationally, that lead to sustainable use of the world's water resources and sustainable development of societies.

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