Nominations for 2012 U.S. Water Prize Accepted Until Dec. 7
Annual prize recognizes individuals, institutions showing initiative to improve water sustainability
Those interested in submitting nominations for the 2012 U.S. Water Prize have until Dec. 7 to apply. Clean Water America Alliance (CWAA) will present the award to individuals and institutions that have taken the initiative, shown innovation and contributed to greater water sustainability.
“The prize is an opportunity to shine a light on models that we can aspire to achieve,” said CWAA president Ben Grumbles. “We know there are approaches, methods and tools hidden in America’s communities that can provide cutting-edge examples of what works. The purpose of the prize is to seek those out and spread the best practices.”
Launched in 2010, the U.S. Water Prize seeks to recognize successful efforts in protecting and improving the health of American watersheds. Past winners include the city of Los Angeles, Milwaukee Water Council, National Great Rivers Research & Education Center, New York City Department of Environmental Protection and Pacific Institute.
Projects or initiatives that advance holistic, watershed-based approaches to water quality and quantity challenges may apply. Up to five winners will be celebrated in a ceremony to be held in April 2012.