Five winners will be celebrated in awards ceremony next spring in Washington, D.C.
The Clean Water America Alliance is accepting nominations for the 2012 U.S. Water Prize. The Prize recognizes individuals and institutions that have taken the initiative, shown innovation and contributed to greater water sustainability. Applications should be submitted via the website, and the deadline for nomination is Dec. 7, 2011.
Launched in 2010, the U.S. Water Prize seeks to recognize successful efforts in protecting and improving the health of our nation’s watersheds. Past winners include the city of Los Angeles, Milwaukee Water Council, National Great Rivers Research & Education Center, New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the Pacific Institute.
The alliance created the prize to encourage, celebrate and honor individuals and institutions that develop projects or programs that are innovative and have a clear impact on the advancement of water sustainability.
Individuals, institutions and organizations whose project or initiative advances holistic, watershed-based approaches to water quality and quantity challenges may apply. Initiatives may be in education, public awareness, research, technology, water resource management, or policy development as long as they address issues surrounding water as a finite, reusable and sustainable resource.
Up to five winners will be celebrated in a special ceremony held in April 2012 in Washington, D.C.