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The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water is actively involved in organizing and sponsoring water-related conferences around the world. The Prize's activities in this regard fall into three broad categories:

ICWRAE Logo1. First and foremost, the Prize (in conjunction with King Saud University and the Saudi Ministry of Water and Electricity) organizes the bi-annual International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments (ICWRAE), which is held concurrently with the Prize's awards ceremony. Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, ICWRAE brings together a distinguished body of scholars and experts from around the world to share water-related research in a spirit of benevolence and with a global vision.

The 3rd Conference also hosted regional and international workshops on the ministerial level.

For more information on the Conference and for registration for ICWRAE 2010, please visit the ICWRAE website by clicking on the ICWRAE link on the left menu.

COPUOS Logo2. The Prize is also committed to organizing conferences in conjunction with the United Nations and UNESCO, in its capacity as a permanent observing member of the United Nations' Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), focusing on the application of space technologies to water-related concerns.

So far, the Prize in conjunction with the United Nations, UNESCO, and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, participated in organizing the International Conference on the Use of Space Technology for Water Management which was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 12-16 April 2008.

3. Finally, the Prize sponsors and participates in numerous water-related conferences around the world, sponsoring at least 10 to 15 different conferences and exhibitions during each round of the Prize, often at the "gold" or "platinum" level.

The Prize's participation in international water-related conferences and forums often includes the giving of seminars under the title "Saudi Water Day". The Prize also arranges meetings between participating scholars in order to foster the exchange of ideas.

Prince Khalid Bin Sultan in Singapore

 


Nomination Information

Nomination Deadlines

  1. 20 February 2014: Call for nominations to the Prize and opening of the online application form for the 7th award.
  2. 31 December 2015: Deadline for receiving nominations.
  3. January-September 2016: The evaluation process.
  4. November 2016: The Prize Council announces the winners of the 7th Award.
  5. December 2016: The awards ceremony for the 7th Award.

 

General Conditions

  1. All nominations for the 7th Award of the Prize are to be made online through an electronic application form that is available on the PSIPW website. All required documentation and submitted works will be uploaded by way of the same form. No mail-in applications will be accepted.
  2. In the event that a team of individuals are being nominated, all team members must be named at the time of application and one member must be specified as their representative. Groups of people working on the same project may not be nominated separately. They must be nominated as a group with a single nomination form.
  3. A university, institution, or government agency is not eligible to be nominated for the Creativity Prize. The nominee must be an individual or group of individuals. Organizations can nominate themselves for one of the four Specialized Prizes.
  4. Nominations for the Creativity Prize must be made by a university, institution, or government agency on behalf of individuals or teams of researchers. Individuals may not nominate themselves or others for the Creativity Prize. Nominations for the Specialized Prizes are by direct self-nomination.
  5. The work or works being considered for the nomination must have been completed no more than five (5) years prior to the nomination deadline for the current Prize.
  6. Published research papers, published books, and registered patents may be submitted for consideration. Unpublished works and unregistered patents are ineligible for the Prize.
  7. No more than five (5) distinct works may be submitted. Multiple works should not be collected together and submitted as a single work.
  8. Works will be reviewed and judged in English. If the work being nominated was originally published in a language other than English, it must be submitted in the original language accompanied by a full translation or by a translation of the parts of the work that are to be considered for the Prize. If a partial English translation is provided for a work submitted in another language, then only that portion of the work which is translated will be considered for assessment.
  9. A nominee can only be nominated for one of the five Prizes during the same award.
  10. The work being nominated must not have previously been a recipient of any other international prize.  (However, it may have been the recipient of local or regional prizes.)
  11. Members of the Prize committees and their immediate relatives may not be nominated for the Prize.

FAQ

Can I apply through the post?
No. All nominations for the 7th Award of the Prize are made online through an electronic application form that is available on the PSIPW website.

Can I nominate myself for the Prize?
You may nominate yourself for any of the four Specialized Prizes. You may not nominate yourself for the Creativity Prize.

Who can submit a nomination for the Creativity Prize and who is eligible to be nominated?
Nominations for the Creativity Prize must be made by a university, institution, or government agency (the Nominating Organization) on behalf of an individual or team (the Nominee). Individuals may not nominate themselves or others for the Creativity Prize.

A Nominee may be an individuals or a team whose work is deemed by the Nominating Organization to be worthy for the Prize. Organizations are not eligible to be nominees for the Creativity Prize.

Can a team or group of people be nominated together?
An individual or group of individuals (a team working on the same project or research) may be nominated for the Prize. In the event that a group of individuals are being nominated, all group members must be named at the time of application and one member must be specified as their representative. Groups of people working on the same project may not be nominated separately. They must be nominated as a group with a single nomination form.

Can older works be considered for the Prize?
The work or works being considered for the nomination must have been completed no more than five (5) years prior to the nomination deadline for the current Prize.

What types of work may be considered for the Prize?
Published research papers, published books, and registered patents may be submitted for consideration.

How many works may be submitted for consideration?
No more than five (5) distinct works may be submitted. Multiple works should not be collected together and submitted as a single work.

If more than one work is being submitted for one of the Branch Prizes, all the works must be related to the particular specialized branch chosen for the nomination.

Are unpublished works eligible for the Prize?
No. Only published research papers, published books, and registered patents are eligible for the Prize.

What languages are acceptable for submission?
Works will be reviewed and judged in English. If the work being nominated was originally published in a language other than English, it must be submitted in the original language accompanied by a full translation or by a translation of the parts of the work that are to be considered for the Prize. If a partial English translation is provided for a work submitted in another language, then only that portion of the work which is translated will be considered for assessment.

Can a nominee be nominated for more than one Prize in the same round?
No. A nominee may not be nominated in the same round for more than one branch of the Prize.

Can works be considered that have received other prizes in the past?
Works that have previously been awarded an international prize are not eligible. Of course, people and organizations who have previously won other international prizes are still welcome to apply, but they must submit works that have never won an international prize in the past. Works that have only received local, national and regional prizes are eligible for nomination.

Nomination Guidebook

These guidebooks (in PDF format) give step-by-step instructions on how to login and complete the online application for nomination. Click on the appropriate link to open the guidebook in your browser, or right-click on the link and select "Save Target As..." to download the file directly to your computer hard drive.

Download Application Guide for Creativity Prize (PDF)

Download Application Guide for Specialized Prizes (PDF)

If you have any questions about the application form or need any technical assistance with the application process, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


First Award (2002-2004)

For its First Award, the Prize received 152 nominations from 45 countries.

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The ceremony for the First Award was held on Sunday, 5 December 2004 at King Saud University along with the 1st International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments.

 

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Surface Water
Topic: Effective Flood Control Methods.
Image Professor Dr. Jery R. Stedinger-USA


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Ground Water
Topic:
Artificial Ground Water Recharge.
Image Professor Dr.Herman Bouwer-USA


 

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Alternative (non-traditional) water resources
Topic:
Economical Technologies in Sea Water Desalination.
ImageProfessor Dr. Hisham Taha Abdulla El – Dossouky- Egypt. -Co Winner-



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ImageProfessor Dr. Hisham Ettouney – Egypt. -Co Winner-


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Water Resources Management
Topic :
Effective New Techniques for Irrigation Water Conservation.
Image King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.



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Water Resources Protection
Topic: Protecting Ground Water From Agricultural Pollutants,
The Selection Committee determined that the Water Resources Protection , has not been awarded this period due to the lack of nominees for this subject. This reflects the deficiency of international experience in dealing with this subject, which in turn will be an incentive to make more hard international research efforts in this field.

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Second Award (2004-2006)

For its Second Award, the Prize received 67 nominations from 28 countries.

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The ceremony for the Second Award took place on Sunday, 26 November 2006 concurrently with the 2nd International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments.

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7th Award (2016)


Prizewinners for the 7th award were announced by the Prize Council on 5 October 2016. The 7th Awards Ceremony took place at the UN headquarters in New York on 2 November 2016 and was officiated by His Excellency, UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon and PSIPW Chairman HRH Prince Khaled Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz.