How to Apply for King Hassan II Great World Water Prize 2022

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King Hassan II Great World Water Prize

Call for Applications: King Hassan II Great World Water Prize 2022. The Hassan II Great World Water Prize, is one of the most prestigious and globally recognized prizes. It contributes to creating global awareness and taking concrete measures to promote the cause of water.

Jointly established by the Kingdom of Morocco and the World Water Council, this Prize pays tribute to the memory of His Majesty the late King Hassan II, and to his strategic vision for his country’s sustainable integrated water resources management, in addressing the Kingdom’s water security. This Prize is awarded every three years during the opening ceremony of the World Water Forum.

2022 Theme

For this edition, the theme chosen is Water security in territories for sustainable development and food security.

The aim is to ensure water security throughout the world, on a territorial level, to enable sustainable and equitable development of populations while preserving nature, protecting the health of populations, and promoting agricultural policies suited to food security. After Kyoto in 2003, Mexico City in 2006, Istanbul in 2009, Marseille in 2012, Daegu-Gyeongbuh in 2015 and Brasilia in 2018, for the seventh time the Prize will be awarded at the 9th World Water Forum which will be held in Dakar, Senegal, on March 21, 2022.

Prize

  • A prize of $500,000 USD is given to the winner.
  • A trophy and a certificate are awarded to the winner who benefits from international recognition and visibility.

Eligibility

  • The Prize may be awarded to either an individual, a group of individuals, an institution or an organization recognized by the Jury members as having a major impact through any project, initiative, innovative experience or research work or project to develop new approaches or techniques to ensure water security and climate justice.
  • The contribution may be scientific, economic, technical, environmental, social, institutional, cultural or political.

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation of the application will be based on the following:

  • The King Hassan II Great World Water Prize rewards the candidate’s excellency and distinguished achievements in the fields relating to the specific theme of the Prize.
  • Such excellency can assume the form of either an enduring work or the performance of an outstanding one-off achievement.
  • No preference will be given to the candidate’s nationality, sex, language, profession or religion.

Nomination

To submit a nomination to the King Hassan II Prize, nominators and nominee(s) are invited to fill in the online nomination form. This can be done by nominators or by nominee(s) alike.

Prepare the following documents before filling in the nomination form:

  • Curriculum Vitae or Organization’s brochure of the nominee(s) (PDF, 2MB maximum).
  • Two nomination letters signed by Nominators (PDF, 2MB maximum).
  • A brief overall summary demonstrating how the nomination contributes to the following selection criteria:
    • The King Hassan II Great World Water Prize rewards the candidate’s excellency and distinguished achievements in the fields relating to the specific theme of the Prize.
    • Such excellency can assume the form of either an enduring work or the performance of an outstanding one-off achievement.
  • A detailed presentation (up to 2,000 words, PDF, 2MB maximum) demonstrating the achievements of the nominee and their relevance to the specific theme of this 7th edition of the Prize.

Click here to nominate

For more information, visit World Water Prize.

Deadline: December 31, 2021

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