The Suez Environnement – Water for All Foundation, under the auspices of Institut de France, has launched a competition for higher education or research institutions, which focuses on improving access to drinking water or sanitation services for urban populations in developing countries.
This competition will reward two innovative projects designed to help improve access to drinking water or sanitation in a neighborhood or municipality. To be eligible, the technical, economic or social innovation must be the result of on-site work or research.
The project is supported by a local government. In order to benefit as many people as possible, the project must be transferable to other sites and situations.
The prizes to be awarded are:
- Grand Prize: €100,000 – for a technical, organizational, financial, or social innovation
- Special Prize: €30,000 – for original methods and tools for providing and disseminating knowledge applicable to managing water and sanitation services in developing countries
- Consolation Prizes: of €1,000 and €2,000.
For more infomation visit the competition web site.