King Hassan II Great World Water Prize
The King Hassan II Great World Water Prize is an international award jointly established by the Government of Morocco and the World Water Council. It honors the memory of his Majesty King Hassan II of Morocco and his strategic vision in terms of protection, and integrated and sustainable management of water resources.
The Prize was created in March 2003 for the 3rd World Water Forum, with the aim of having a political tool at the disposal of both institutions to stimulate awareness and reflection. It is regarded as one of the world's most important distinctions in the water sector.
It is handed out every three years at each edition of the World Water Forum, during a special ceremony. The winner is awarded a prize sum of US$ 100,000, together with a trophy and a certificate.
After Kyoto in 2003, Mexico in 2006, Istanbul in 2009 and Marseille in 2012, the 5th edition of the King Hassan II Great World Water Prize will be held during the 7th World Water Forum, which will take place in Daegu-Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea, 12 to 17 April 2015.
The Prize theme is "Cooperation and sound management in the development and use of water resources." In addition, the 2015 edition will award candidates that respond to the specific topic “Innovation for access to water, energy and sanitation in the face of global changes.”
How to apply
Applications are closed.
World Water Council
Secretariat of the King Hassan II Great World Water Prize
2-4 place d'Arvieux
Tel: +33 4 91 99 41 00
Fax: +33 4 91 99 41 01