The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water

The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is a leading scientific award for innovation in water research. PSIPW offer a suite of five distinctive prizes every two years for work that addresses the problem of water scarcity in creative and effective ways.

First, there is the Creativity Prize, worth US$ 266,000, which is awarded for pioneering interdisciplinary work that can rightly be considered a breakthrough in any water-related field. Universities, university departments, research institutes, companies, and agencies can nominate individuals and teams of researchers for this priz

Then there are four Specialized Prizes, each worth US$ 133,000, covering all aspects of water research. Researchers and research teams may nominate themselves for these prizes:

  • The Surface Water Prize: covering every aspect of the study and development of surface water resources.
  • The Groundwater Prize: awarding work related to all aspects of the study and development of groundwater resources.
  • The Alternative Water Resources Prize: covering desalination, waste water treatment, and other non-traditional sources of water.
  • The Water Management & Protection Prize: addressing the use, management, and protection of water resources.

Nominations for the 8th Award are now open. The deadline for receiving nominations is 31 December 2017.

Please visit the PSIPW website for more information: