There’s still time to submit a nomination for the 2012 U.S. Water Prize. Clean Water America Alliance will present the award to individuals and institutions that have taken the initiative, shown innovation and contributed to greater water sustainability.
“The prize is an opportunity to shine a light on models that we can aspire to achieve,” Alliance President Ben Grumbles said. “We know there are approaches, methods and tools hidden in America’s communities that can provide cutting-edge examples of what works. The purpose of the prize is to seek those out and spread the best practices.”
Applications should be submitted via the website by 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 Pacific Institute.
The U.S. Water Prize was created 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 with a project or initiative that 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.
Source: Clean Water America Alliance