Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2016 opens for nominations

(From left) Singapore Millennium Foundation chairman Lim Pin, Orange County Water District Board of Directors vice-president Cathy Green, Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Suzhou Mayor Zhou Naixiang, and Keppel Corporation’s chairman Lee Boon Yang and chief executive Loh Chin Hua at the World Cities Summit held at Marina Bay Sands on June 2, 2014, during the presentation of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2014 and Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2014.

SINGAPORE - Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is calling for nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2016 today.

This international award, which started in 2008, is named after Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize honours outstanding contributions by individuals or organisations towards solving the world's water challenges by applying innovative technologies, policies or programmes which benefit humanity.

The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2016 laureate will receive $300,000, a certificate, and a gold medallion.

Examples of some of the parties who qualify include leaders of international water companies and water utilities, top academics in water research, policy and management, heads of international organisations and members of government.

All shortlisted nominations will undergo two rounds of rigorous selections. Nominations close on Jun 1, 2015.

The 7th Singapore International Water Week will be held in conjunction with the 5th World Cities Summit and the 3rd CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, held from July 10 to 14, 2016 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, in Singapore.

The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2016 Call for Nominations is the first in a series of events that will be held in 2015, in the lead up to SIWW 2016.

Other key activities coming up include the Water Convention 2016 Call for Papers and the inaugural SIWW Technology and Innovation Summit, which will be held between Jun 16 to 17, 2015. 

For more information, visit www.siww.com.sg.