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The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is a leading scientific prize with a focus on innovation. Established in 2002 by HRH Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, it rewards the efforts made by scientists, inventors and research organizations around the world which contribute to the sustainable availability of potable water and the alleviation of the escalating global problem of water scarcity.
Nominations are currently open for the 10th Award 2020 at www.psipw.org
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The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) awards a suite of five prizes every two years.
There are four Specialized Prizes, each worth US$ 133,000. Researchers and research teams nominate themselves for these prizes:
The Surface Water Prize coves every aspect of the study and development of surface water resources. The Groundwater Prize awards work related to all aspects of the study and development of groundwater resources. The Alternative Water Resources Prize covers desalination, waste water treatment, and other non-traditional sources of water. The Water Management & Protection Prize addresses the use, management, and protection of water resources.
Then there is the Creativity Prize, worth US$ 266,000, which is awarded for cutting-edge interdisciplinary scientific work that can rightly be considered a breakthrough in any water-related field. The work might be a body of research, an invention, or a new patented technology. It is by nomination only. Universities, university departments, research institutes, companies, and agencies can nominate interdisciplinary teams for this Prize
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