Around the world, many individuals, institutions and organisations are developing world-class best practices for the protection of water resources and the improvement of water and sanitation conditions. To encourage progress and reward achievements, Borealis and Borouge are co-founding the Stockholm Water Prize, the leading global award for outstanding water-related activities. Since 1991, the prize has been rewarding laureates active in the fields of aid, awareness building, education, engineering, health, international affairs, water policy development, water management and science.
Advancing science and promoting world-class best practices are essential to address the global water challenge in a sustainable manner. Many individuals and institutions, non-profit organisations, researchers and academics are developing outstanding water related activities, and they deserve recognition and encouragement.
In the spirit and prestige of the Nobel Prize, the Stockholm Water Foundation (SWF) has been rewarding outstanding achievements in the field of water resource management and wastewater solutions with the Stockholm Water Prize since 1991. Announced each year at the UN World Water Day on March 22, the prize laureate is then honoured each August in Stockholm at the UN World Water Day.
The prize is administered and awarded on behalf of the SWF by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), a leading policy institute that contributes to international efforts in finding solutions to the world’s water crisis. SIWI advocates future-oriented, knowledgeable decision making on water issues that leads to sustainable use of the world’s water resources, sustainable development of societies and reduced poverty.