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Nominations open for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2014

Published on Jan 15, 2013 3:35 PM
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean with Professor Mark van Loosdrecht (left), an environmental biotechnologist from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and commissioner of Parks and Recreation for New York City Adrian Benepe (right), who collected the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize on behalf of New York mayor Bloomberg, at the presentation ceremony at the Marina Bay Sands convention centre. Prof van Loosdrecht is the recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING

Nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize for 2014 are now open.

The prize honours outstanding contributions by individuals or organisations towards solving the world's water challenges by applying innovative technologies or implementing policies and programmes which benefit humanity.

Last year's recipient, Professor Mark van Loosdrecht was honoured for his invention that provides a cost-effective, robust and sustainable way to remove unwanted pollutants from used water.

Nominations close on May 13 this year, and the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2014 laureate will receive $300,000, a certificate, and a gold medallion at an award ceremony to be held during the Singapore International Water Week 2014.