Nominations open for Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2016

(From left) Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF) chairman Lim Pin, Orange County Water District Board of Directors vice-president Cathy Green, Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Suzhou Mayor Zhou Naixiang, and Keppel Corporation’s chairman Lee
(From left) Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF) chairman Lim Pin, Orange County Water District Board of Directors vice-president Cathy Green, Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Suzhou Mayor Zhou Naixiang, and Keppel Corporation’s chairman Lee Boon Yang and chief executive Loh Chin Hua at the World Cities Summit held at Marina Bay Sands on June 2, 2014, during the presentation of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2014 and Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2014. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Know anyone or any organisation around the world who has done outstanding work in solving water shortage and other water challenges? They can now be nominated for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2016.

The prize, started in 2008, comprises $300,000, a certificate and a gold medallion. It is awarded as part of the Singapore International Water Week held every two years in Singapore.

The event brings together businessmen, government officials, academics and others to discuss water issues around the world, and will be held from July 10 to 14 next year at the Marina Bay Sands' Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

The nominations should be done online at https://www.gevme.com/lee-kuan-yew-water-prize-2016 by June 1 this year. Self-nominations and nominations by family members are not allowed.

The 2014 laureate was the Orange County Water District, for its pioneering work in groundwater management and water reclamation. Other past laureates include Dr James Barnard, who won the 2011 prize for inventing a biological method to treat used water so it can be returned safely to lakes and rivers.