King Hassan II Great World Water Prize

Posted by Shofi Fida Thursday, July 14, 2011 0 comments

The King Hassan II Great World Water Prize is an international award jointly established by the Government of Morocco and the World Water Council, in memory of his Majesty King Hassan II of Morocco's distinguished leadership and encouragement of cooperation and sound management of water resources.

The award was created in March 2000, with the aim of having a political tool at the disposal of both institutions to stimulate awareness and reflection.

The Prize is awarded to an institution, organization, individual or group of individuals in honor of outstanding achievements in any aspects of water resources such as scientific, economic, technical, environmental, social, institutional, cultural or political.

The award is presented every three years in conjunction with the World Water Forum, during a special ceremony. The award winner receives a prize sum of US$ 100,000, a trophy and a certificate.

The theme for the Prize is "Cooperation and solidarity in the fields of management and development in water resources."

The 4th edition of the King Hassan II Great World Water Prize will be held in Marseille in March 2012 during the 6th World Water Forum.

Outcomes of the prize:
The 2009 "King Hassan II Great World Water Prize" was awarded to Abdulatif Yousef Al-Hamad, Director General of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, for his outstanding contributions to advancing Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at the global scale. 

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