Candidatures Open for Kyoto World Water Grand Prize
The deadline for applications is Sept. 30, 2014
The World Water Council and the Japan Water Forum announce the opening of candidatures for the fourth edition of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize.
The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize targets all grass-roots organizations from developing countries involved in the field of water. This prestigious prize aims to find and develop outstanding grassroots activities related to water issues around the world. These activities may include projects, awareness-raising campaigns and promotion of participatory process on water-related issues such as water supply and sanitation, water-related diseases, irrigation, drainage, dams, river and lake basins, wetlands, groundwater, poverty, gender and/or ethnic equity, capacity building, community participation, poverty reduction and more.
The selection process for the fourth prize will focus particularly on organizations with a record of innovative and expandable grassroots activities that may serve as a model for others. Consideration will also be given to the contents of the project, which is to be funded by the grant, including the degree of problem solving, cost-effectiveness, sustainability and expandability.
The deadline for applications is Sept. 30, 2014.
The 2,000,000 JPY (approx. 20,000 USD) prize will be awarded during the Seventh World Water Forum in Daegu-Gyeongbuk (April 12 to 17, 2015).
This fourth edition, co-organized by the Japan Water Forum and the World Water Council, was initiated by the city of Kyoto as host of the Third World Water Forum in 2003. Since then, the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize has been awarded every three years, at each World Water Forum.
Past Kyoto World Water Grand Prize winners:
- 2006 Prize Winner - Awarded at the Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico City, Mexico: Gram Vikas (India)
- 2009 Prize Winner - Awarded at the Fifth World Water Forum in Istanbul, Turkey: Watershed Organization Trust (India)
- 2012 Prize Winner - Awarded at the Sixth World Water Forum in Marseille, France: Katosi Women Development Trust (Uganda)