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Nominations accepted in the areas of outreach and awareness raising, policy and practices, and research
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is accepting nominations for the 2012 Stockholm Water Prize. The nominee should have made outstanding achievements of lasting significance in developed or developing countries and provided stimulation for further important work. The work should have great potential or proven impact. Please note that nominations must be submitted in English and that self-nominations or nominations made by persons closely related to the nominee are not accepted.
The field of activities taken into account is broad, and the laureate should come from one of the following three categories:
Outreach and awareness raising: This category includes dissemination and outreach of knowledge through:
Education and training of students or water professionals or communities; and Dissemination of information to and awareness raising of larger groups of citizens, decision-makers and non-specialists.
Policy and practices: This category covers those aspects that pertain to the sound governance and management of water, including implementation, as to the health and well being of people, society and communities. The category includes:
Human rights, conflict resolution, influence on policies and international cooperation with application in the water sector;
Sustainable and safe management of water resources;
On-the-ground provision of water supply and sanitation facilities by governments, NGOs, aid organizations and others;
Fundraising to implement water facilities or better water practices; and
Development and application of appropriate technology on a local basis.
Research: This category includes both basic and applied research and regards the development of and leadership in new knowledge of:
Natural, physical or technological processes;
The functioning of complex systems; and
Development of new ecological, economical, legislative, institutional or administrative principles applicable to sustainable water management.
Nominations related to business and industry should when appropriate be transferred to the Stockholm Industry Water Award.