On 26 July 2020, the Prize Council Chairman Dr. Badran Al-Omar, under the direction of PSIPW President HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan, announced the winners for the 9th Award (2020) of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW).
PSIPW is a leading, global scientific award focusing on cutting-edge innovation in water research. 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.
To this end, PSIPW offer a suite of five prizes every two years, covering the entire water research landscape.
Nominations are currently open for the 10th Award (2022). Nominations can be made online for all five prizes directly through the PSIPW website: www.psipw.org .
Winners for the Ninth Award (2020)
Leading international scientists with a diversity of backgrounds -- including materials science, chemistry, engineering and environmental science, as well as hydrology -- won the five prizes for a wide variety of relevant, groundbreaking solutions that promise to help provide needed drinking water to the world's people.
The Creativity Prize, which is awarded to water-related interdisciplinary work, was shared by two winning teams, the team of Dr. Benjaming S. Hsiao and the team of Dr. Sherif El-Safty.
The winners of the four dedicated water specialist innovation prizes are Dr. Zbigniew Kundzewicz (Surface Water Prize), Dr. J. Jaime Gómez-Hernández (Groundwater Prize), Dr. Peng Wang ( Alternative Water Resources Prize), and Dr. Jay R. Lund (Water Management and Protection Prize). Meet the PSIPW winners below.