Commemorated on 22 March every year, World Water Day is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis, marking the importance of freshwater and sustainable management of this precious resource. We are pleased to open the nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize on this significant day.
The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize is an international award that honours outstanding achievements and contributions by an individual or organisation towards solving the world’s water challenges by developing or applying innovative technologies, policies or programmes which benefit humanity. The Prize is awarded to recognise contributions displaying foresight in ground-breaking solutions in membrane technology, used water treatment, as well as holistic water policies and management that have benefitted the lives of millions.
Since its inception in 2008, The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize has gained a standing in the global water arena as the premier Water Prize amongst its peers, by focusing on innovative water technologies, policies or programmes that have been game-changers in their real-world application.
To find out more about the nomination guidelines and submission, please click here. For the press release, please click here.
Professor John Anthony Cherry was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2016 for his contributions to the advancement of groundwater science, policies and technologies. A world-renowned hydrogeologist, his revolutionary research in collaboration with international partners has provided the global groundwater community with a better scientific framework to formulate policies and best practices.
Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, presenting the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize to Professor John Anthony Cherry at the Lee Kuan Yew Prize Award Ceremony and Banquet during the Singapore International Water Week 2016. The laureate receives S$300,000, a certificate, and a gold medallion.
To find out more about our past laureates, please click here.