Current Award (7th) 2016

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PSIPW is an international award judged by leading scientists from around the world. Five prizes are bestowed on a bi-annual basis.

Creativity Prize
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Worth US$ 266,000, the Creativity Prize is by nomination only. Universities, university departments, research institutes, companies, and agencies can nominate individuals and teams of researchers for this Prize. The Creativity prize awarded to an innovator or pioneer for any water-related 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.

Specialized Prizes

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

Surface Water Prize
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Covering every aspect of the study and development of surface water resources.

Groundwater Prize
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Covering every aspect of the study and development of groundwater resources.

Alternative Water Resources Prize
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Covering desalination, wastewater treatment, and other nontraditional sources of water.

Water Management & Protection Prize
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Covering the use, management, and protection of water resources.


Each Prize is accompanied by a distinctive trophy and certificate.

Creativity Prize

Value :

1 Million Saudi Riyals  ($266,000)

Nominators: universities; university
departments; research
institutes; companies; water
organizations and agencies
Candidates : individual researchers,
research teams
Eligible Works: published research papers,
published books, and
registered patents within the
past 5 years

Specialized Prizes

Value :

1/2 Million Saudi Riyals ($133,000)

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