Current Award (8th) 2018

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The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is an international award focusing on water-related scientific innovation and judged by leading scientists from around the world. Five prizes are bestowed every two years.

Specialized Prizes

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

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The Surface Water Prize coves every aspect of the study and development of surface water resources. The Groundwater Prize awards work related to all aspects of the study and development of groundwater resources. The Alternative Water Resources Prize covers desalination, waste water treatment, and other non-traditional sources of water. The Water Management & Protection Prize addresses the use, management, and protection of water resources.

Creativity Prize

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 is awarded to an innovator or pioneer for multi-disciplinary 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.

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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
Eligible Works: published research papers,
published books, and
registered patents within the
past 5 years