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Apply for World Water Prize before September 30, 2014

The World Water Council and the Japan Water Forum remind grassroots organizations from developing countries that the deadline for submitting candidatures for the 4th edition of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize is 30 September 2014.

This prestigious prize aims to find and develop outstanding grass-roots activities related to water issues around the world. These activities may include projects, awareness-raising campaigns and promotion of participatory process on water-related issues such as water supply and sanitation, water-related diseases, irrigation, drainage, dams, river and lake basins, wetlands, groundwater, poverty, gender and/or ethnic equity, capacity building, community participation, poverty reduction and more.

The selection process will focus particularly on organizations with a record of innovative and expandable grassroots activities that may serve as a model for others.

The JPY 2,000,000 (approx. USD 20,000) Prize will be awarded during the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu-Gyeongbuk (12-17 April 2015).

The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize was initiated by the City of Kyoto on the occasion of the 3rd World Water Forum in 2003, and has since been awarded every three years at each World Water Forum. This 4th edition is co-organized by the Japan Water Forum and the World Water Council.

To download the guidelines and application form, please visit the World Water Council website atworldwatercouncil.org/water-prizes/kyoto.

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