The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is an international award focusing on water-related scientific innovation and judged by leading scientists from around the world. It gives recognition to scientists, researchers and inventors around the world for pioneering work that addresses the problem of water scarcity in creative and effective ways. Five prizes are bestowed every two years.

Nominations are now open for the 9th Award (2020). All nominations can be made directly online through the electronic application form on the PSIPW website. We cordially invite all interested parties to please apply online at our website.

The deadline for submitting applications and all nominated works is 31 December 2019.

Specialized Prizes

Each of the four specialized prizes is worth US$ 133,000. Researchers and research teams nominate themselves for these prizes:

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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.

Specialized Prizes

Value :

$133,000 (SAR 1/2 million)

Nominators:self nomination

Candidates :individual researchers,
research teams

Eligible Works:published research papers,
published books, published software and registered patents within the
past 5 years

Creativity Prize

Worth US$ 266,000, the Creativity Prize 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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Each prize is accompanied by a distinctive trophy and certificate.

Creativity Prize

Value :

$266,000 (SAR 1 million)

Nominators:universities; university
departments; research
institutes; companies; water
organizations and agencies
Candidates :

interdisciplinary research teams

Eligible Works:published research papers,
published books, published software and registered patents within the
past 5 years

Specialized Prizes

Value :

$133,000 (SAR 1/2 million)

Nominators:self nomination
Candidates :individual researchers,
research teams
Eligible Works:published research papers,
published books, published software and registered patents within the
past 5 years
Sources

Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water. 2019. https://psipw.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=34&Itemi…