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AWARD CATEGORIES

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INNOVATIVE PROJECTS AWARD


Description:

The project submitted by the applicant must be an innovative and commercialized or a ready-to-be- commercialised (e.g. past pilot stage) solution with measurable results in operation for at least 3 months (minimum requirement) prior to the closing date of the application window. The project can consist of a single system or a pool of multiple systems that have been deployed by the same organisation in different locations. The project should rely on 100% use of renewable energy to produce safe drinking water in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. It should demonstrate innovation in production capacity, overcoming technical limitations, disinfection systems, operation and maintenance requirements, while also improving efficiency and cost effectiveness. The project benefits should meet the WHO requirements for non-emergency water availability, that is, provide a minimum of 30 lit/person/day* to that intended recipients.


Intended Applicants:

Governmental, semi-governmental, private and non-governmental organisations.


SMALL PROJECTS AWARD

In addition to the category description, the project must have a capital expenditure (CAPEX investment not including operational expenses) of USD 2.5 million or below and/or benefit 25,000 persons or less.


Prize Money and Distribution:
Prize money will be awarded to the institution/entity directly (not the project team). The prize in this category will be awarded as follows:


Total Prize Value is $240,000 and is distributed as follows:

1st Place: $120,000

2nd Place: $72,000

3rd Place: $48,000

LARGE PROJECTS AWARD

In addition to the category description, the project must have a capital expenditure (CAPEX investment not including operational expenses) over USD 2.5 million and/or benefit more than 25,000 persons.


Prize Money and Distribution:
Prize money will be awarded to the institution/entity directly (not the project team). The prize in this category will be awarded as follows:


Total Prize Value is $300,000 and is distributed as follows:

1st Place: $150,000

2nd Place: $90,000

3rd Place: $60,000

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