Event Participation Grant


2017 Recipients
2018 Recipients
2019 Recipients

The Prince Sultan Water Specialist Event Participation Grant enables distingushed scholars, water scientists from the developing world, and young researchers from all over the world, to attend conferences, seminars, workshops, and specialised courses.

The grant is offered in partnership with the organisation holding the event. The organisation chooses the recipient of its own accord, based on the following criteria:

  1. Suitability of the recipient to make a positive contribution to, or benefit from, the event
  2. The need of the recipient
  3. Innovative nature of the recipient’s water-related work


Administered by the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water


Organisations wishing to cooperate in the grant programme should contact the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Organisations holding water-related scientific conferences, seminars, workshops, and short courses are eligible.

Grant recipients are chosen by the cooperating organisations. Individuals seeking grants should not apply to PSIPW directly.



Habibur Rahman

Dr. Habibur Rahman, Bangladesh Water Development Board

Project Director for the rehabilitation of 29 coastal polders, and for running Bangladesh’s River Management Improvement Project (RMIP).


Abd El Moneim Osman

Dr. Abd El Moneim Osman, Emeritus Professor of Mineralogy and Economic Geology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

“Using Ba-bearing natural minerals in the attenuation of polluted radioactive water wastes”


Young Researcher Grants


Belen Gonzalez Gaya, PhD contract at the European Project TAPAS, IMDEA Water, Madrid, Spain

“Optimizing a clean method for environmental samples: Antibiotics and matrix interferences in marine sediments, water and biota”


Paula Alexandra Rodrigues e Araújo Guedes, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Environmental & Sustainability Research, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

“Removal of PPCPs from effluent based on electrochemical process - possibility of further use in agriculture”


Distinguished Researcher Grantf

Jos Antonio Sanchez Perez

José Antonio Sanchez Perez, Professor at Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Almería

"Solar photo Fenton as a tertiary wastewater treatment. From mechanisms to reactor design"

Young Researcher Grants

Mathilde Godere

Mathilde Godere, Laboratoire Chimie Environnement, Aix-En-Provence, France

“Halogenated hydrophobic contaminants in a coastal industrialized area: Comparing passive samplers' accumulation to concentrations in waters, sediments and mussels”

Luca Carena

Luca Carena, Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, Italy

“Acetaminophen monitoring in surface waters and assessment of its photochemical reactivity by an electrochemical sensor”

Davide Palma

Davide Palma, Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, Université Clermont Auvergne, Aubière, France

“Evidence of nitration and nitrosation of aromatic compounds upon irradiation of imidacloprid in water”

Paula Soriano Molina

Paula Soriano-Molina, University of Almería, Spain

“Assessment of solar photo-Fenton in raceway pond reactors at neutral pH with Fe(III)-EDDS for micropollutant removal in municipal wastewater treatment plant effluents of different composition”

Filipe Rocha

Filipe Rocha, University of Porto, Portugal

“Assessing the levels of siloxanes and musks in sewage sludges for sustainable and safe use in soils”

Sara Ramos

Sara Ramos, Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology & Energy, University of Porto, Portugal

“Extraction methodologies for UV-filters and synthetic musk compounds from soils and tomatoes ”

Miao Wang

Miao Wang, Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique, Université Clermont Auvergne, Aubière, France

Air/droplet partitioning of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the cloudy atmosphere of the Puy de Dôme station in France

Hani Farhat, Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, Université Clermont Auvergne, Aubière, France

“Catalytic properties of Co/Mn LDH phases for the redox transformation of H2O2: Structural, morphological and electrochemical characterizations”

Amina Khaled

Amina Khaled, Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, Université Clermont Auvergne, Aubière, France

“Phototransformation of myrigalone, a natural herbicide, in water and on leaves”


 Distinguished Researcher Grantf

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Tamer Gado, Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt

"Bias correction of daily satellite-based rainfall estimates over Egypt"

Young Researcher Grant 1

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Ratnajit Saha, Senior Research Associate at the Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, Bangladesh

"Geogenic arsenic and microbial contamination in drinking water sources: Exposure risks to the coastal population in Bangladesh"


Distinguished Researcher Grantf

Ricardo Torres-Palma

Ricardo Antonio Torres-Palma, Professor of Chemistry at the Instituto de Quimica, Universidad de Antioquia, Columbia

"Elimination of relevant pharmaceuticals in hospital wastewater from Colombia by combination of a biological system with a sonochemical process"

Young Researcher Grants

Lester Bayon

Lester Lee Bayon, University of the Philippines

"Cobalt and phosphorous recovery from semiconductor wastewater through homogeneous crystallization of cobalt phosphate in a fluidized-bed reactor"

Amartya Pani

Amartya Pani, Doctoral Research Scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology, West Bengal, India

"Changing cropping patterns and irrigation practices: Implications for promoting sustainable growth of agriculture in West Bengal, India"


Distinguished Researcher Grantf

Aleksandr Tskhai

Aleksandr Tskhai, Principal Researcher, Institute for Water & Environmental Problems, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Barnaul, Russia

"Model assessment of the efficiency of water utility companies: approach to the analysis of resources and results"


 Distinguished Researcher Grants

Yolanda Pico

Yolanda Pico, Professor of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, Spain

"Pharma residues and microplastics in Saudi Arabian lakes and pools irrigated with wastewaters: Bioacumulation and plant uptake"

Ajit Sarmah

Ajit Sarmah, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand

"Low-cost adsorbent for environmental remediation of pharma residues: How resilient is the approach?"

Mario Carere

Mario Carere, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

"Effect based methods for the detection of pharmaceutical contamination in the context of the water framework directive"