11th psipw un anouncement2On 25 June 2024, the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) made its public announcement for the winners of its 11th Award at the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Speaking at the water session of the 67th Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), PSIPW’s General Secretary Dr. Abdulmalek A. Al Alshaikh presented the six winning teams, providing a brief overview of the recipients and a description their innovative work.

Members of the winning teams hail from institutions in China, the Czech Republic, Italy, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. They are leading scientists who represent a diversity of backgrounds -- including ecohydrology, chemistry, engineering, and environmental science, as well as hydrology.

A brochure providing details of the Prize and its 11th Award winners was also distributed to the official UN delegates of 110 states as well as roughly 60 attending officials from various international NGOs.

PSIPW has been an observing member of COPUOS since 2008. PSIPW is active in applying space technology to water harvesting efforts by supporting science research its dedicated chair at King Saud University, as well as through its practical water harvesting programmes throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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