The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize is the highlight of the Singapore International Water Week. This award recognises outstanding contributions towards solving global water problems by either applying technologies or implementing innovative policies and programmes which benefit humanity.
This international award is named after Singapore’s first Prime Minister and present Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, who through his foresight and leadership, has enabled Singapore to attain sustainable water supply.
A total of 39 nominations from 19 countries were received when entries for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2009 closed on 31 October 2008. The nominations covered a wide spectrum of solutions, including new disciplines in water research and applications.
The nominations went through two rounds of rigorous selection and the winner was decided by the prize council comprising individuals of high international standing from academia, mutli-national corporations and government bodies. The council is chaired by Dr Tony Tan, Chairman of the National Research Foundation, Singapore.
Nomination for Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2010 is now On