Tuesday, April 24, 2012
AWARD: International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management 2013
Swiss Re invites entry in the annual International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management, acknowledging leadership in the implementation of the principles of sustainability in watershed management. It is worth US$150,000 in total and is granted to one or several projects selected by an international jury. Swiss Re, a global reinsurance company, established the International ReSource Award in 2002 to actively support the planning, evaluation, and implementation of water-related projects with the aim of promoting awareness and encouraging the efficient use of this resource. The award is an annual competition for innovative watershed management projects. The prize money is to be used exclusively for project implementation.
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), private, scientific, or public institutions, and similar bodies are invited to apply for the ReSource Award. The award is looking for projects which genuinely seek to contribute to raising awareness of the ecological, social, and economic significance of water sources and watersheds in developing and emerging countries (only projects which are implemented in a non-Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) country are being considered). Preference will be given to those projects which demonstrate innovative preventative measures for protecting water resources, i.e., projects that have a pioneering character in the local context (cultural, institutional, or technological) and involve local community and/or regional institutions. Organisations that submitted their applications in previous years are permitted to re-submit their projects subject to substantial changes regarding the quality of the project.
Deadline: April 30, 2012