About the Prize

About LKY Prize

One of the key highlights of SIWW, the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize honours outstanding contributions by individuals or organisations towards solving the world's water challenges by applying innovative technologies, policies or programmes which benefit humanity.

This prestigious international award is named after Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, whose foresight and leadership has enabled Singapore to attain a sustainable water supply.

Since its inception in 2008, the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize has gained a standing in the global water arena as the premier Water Prize amongst its peers, by focusing on innovative water technologies, policies or programmes that have been game-changers in their real-world application. The honour roll for the Water Prize includes laureates with ground-breaking solutions in membrane technology, used water treatment, as well as holistic water policies and management that have benefitted the lives of millions. Their achievements represent the pinnacle in sustainable water solutions that have made a difference to cities and people around the world.

The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2016 laureate will receive S$300,000, a certificate, and a gold medallion at the award ceremony to be held during SIWW 2016.

 

Call for Nominations - Open for 2016

The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2016 will open for nominations on 2 March 2016.

Qualified parties, such as leaders of international water companies and water utilities, top academics in water research, policy and management, heads of international organisations, members of government, or distinguished individuals in the water industry are welcome to submit nominations.

The submission of nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2016 follows a rigorous two-stage process. The Nominating Committee will thoroughly evaluate all nominations received and make their recommendations to the Prize Council. The Prize Council will then decide on the prize winner.

Nominations close on 1 Jun 2015, Monday. 6pm (+8 GMT).
To submit nominations, please click here.

For more information, please contact:
Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Secretariat
40 Scotts Road, #22-01, Environment Building
Singapore 228231
Email: leekuanyewwaterprize@siww.com.sg

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Singapore Millennium Foundation

Singapore Millennium Foundation

The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize is sponsored by the Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF). Established in 2001, SMF is a philanthropic body supported by Temasek Holdings. With a primary aim to promote research and development of human capital, and enhance Singapore as a centre for research, SMF partners universities in Singapore as well as research institutes such as Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, National Cancer Centre Singapore, National Neuroscience Institute, Institute of Mental Health, and Singapore General Hospital. It has supported research into liver cancer, Parkinson’s disease, neuromuscular disease, mental health, and biofuel. SMF has future plans to expand into research areas including pedagogy and learning, special needs education, ageing and palliative care, and non-medical bioscience.