The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) open portal for Nominations for Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2024. A prestigious international award that honours outstanding contributions by individuals or organisations towards solving the world’s water challenges by developing or applying innovative technologies, policies or programmes which benefit humanity. Read through.
Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is a global premier platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions to meet urban water challenges. As one of the leading global water events, the biennial SIWW delivers a range of flagship programmes and platforms that gathers stakeholders from governments, utilities, academia, and industry to share best practices and solutions, showcase the latest technologies and harness business opportunities.
The LKYWP is named after Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew, whose foresight and leadership have enabled Singapore to attain a sustainable water supply despite being a highly urbanised city-state with little natural water resources. Since its inception in 2008, the Prize, which is sponsored by Temasek Foundation, has gained a strong standing in the global water community for its recognition of innovative water technologies, policies or programmes that have been game-changers in their real-world application.
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- Leaders of international water companies and water utilities, top academics in water research, policy and/or management, heads of international organisations, members of government, or distinguished individuals in the field of water are welcome to submit nominations of suitable candidates for the LKYWP 2024
- This can be done online by uploading a citation of the nominee’s achievements and Nominations for the LKYWP 2024 are open from 24 March 2023 to 30 June 2023.
- Shortlisted nominees will be notified to submit supporting documents for more detailed evaluations by the Water Prize Nominating Committee.
- The Nominating Committee will thoroughly evaluate all shortlisted nominations and make their recommendations to the Water Prize Council, who will then decide on the LKYWP 2024 Laureate
- The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize honours outstanding contributions by individuals or organisations towards solving the world’s water problems by developing or applying innovative technologies, policies or programmes which benefit humanity.
- A valid nominee for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize should have made outstanding achievements in any water-related field. The work should have demonstrated the innovativeness of technologies, policies or programmes. The work should have proven impact or demonstrated great potential to be a game-changer in the future.
- The submission of nominations for Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2024 follows a rigorous two-stage process. (1) The first stage is for the nominator to submit a citation of the nominee. Self-nominations and nominations by family members of nominees will not be accepted. Self-nomination includes nomination made by an individual from the same organisation as the nominee. (2) In the second stage, nominators of shortlisted nominees will be informed to submit a full nomination, including a detailed write-up of the cited technological innovation and/or the implemented water policy and programme, recommendation letters and additional supporting documents.
All nominations will be examined by the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Nominating Committee. The Committee will make their recommendations to the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Council, which will make the final selection of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Laureate. Both panels consist of prominent thought leaders, distinguished academics and water experts from the public and private sectors.
All received nominations will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Role of nominee: The nominator should describe the role of the nominee in the development and implementation of the specific technologies, policies or programmes that underpin the nomination. In particular, the leadership of the nominee as well as the nominee’s instrumental contributions should be highlighted.
- Innovativeness and merits of the technologies, policies or programmes : The innovativeness and benefits of the referenced technologies, policies and programmes should be described in detail. Nominators are encouraged to include comparisons with the state-of-the-art technologies or existing policies and programmes, and depict how the nominee’s work has been proven to be a game changer or shown great potential to do so.
- Impact on humanity: The current level of readiness and scale of implementation of the referenced technologies, policies and programmes should be described. Nominators should quantify the impact of nominee’s work in benefitting humanity, or project any long-term benefits in cases where the level of readiness and scale of the implementation is currently low.
How to Apply
The first stage of nomination is open. All submissions should be completed by 30 June 2023, Friday, 6pm (+8 GMT) through the online portal: Click Here
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