Kyoto World Water Grand Prize submissions now open

Aug. 12, 2014

MARSEILLE, France — The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize pursues grass-roots organizations involved in the field of water from developing countries.

MARSEILLE, France —The World Water Council and the Japan Water Forum announced the opening of candidatures for the 4th edition of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize, according to a press release.

The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize targets grass-roots establishments from developing countries with an objective to discover and develop outstanding grass-roots activities related to water issues around the world, stated the release.

The release reported that targeted activities can include: Awareness-raising campaigns and promotion of participatory process on water-related issues such as water supply and sanitation, drainage, projects, irrigation, water-related diseases, dams, river and lake basins, groundwater, wetlands, capacity building, poverty, gender and/or ethnic equity, community participation, poverty reduction and more.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 30, and the selection process will primarily focus on organizations with a record of innovated and expandable grass-roots activities that serve as a model for others, with additional consideration to the contents of the project — funded by the grant, including the degree of problem solving, cost-effectiveness, expandability and sustainability, noted the release.

Read the entire release here.

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