In the 1st and 2nd cycles of the award, 20 applicants, including individuals, pioneering organisations, and research centres, were awarded for their innovative models that produce clean water using solar power. While the two previous cycles were successful, Suqia UAE is pleased to announce the expansion of the scope of the award to include new technologies that produce, distribute, store, monitor, desalinate and purify water using renewable energy.
A renewable energy source includes solar, wind, biomass, ocean, gradient salinity and geothermal technologies. It excludes nuclear energy and carbon capture and storage systems.
For the 3rd cycle, the Awards have introduced a new category, the ‘Innovative Crisis Solutions Award,’ to recognise innovations that can provide relief within the most critical 48 hours after internationally declared emergency situations. The Awards believe that rapid access to safe drinking water becomes a crucial element for survival in crises and natural disasters.
Suqia cordially invites all corporations, research centers, institutions, innovators and youth from around the world, whose novel technologies provide solutions to the challenges of water scarcity, to apply for the 3rd cycle of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award starting 16th November 2020 to 30th April 2021.
The award categories are:
Innovative Projects Award – Small Projects
Innovative Projects Award – Large Projects
Innovative Research and Development Award – National Institutions
Innovative Research and Development Award – International Institutions
Innovative Individual Award – Innovative Youth
Innovative Individual Award – Distinguished Researcher
Innovative Crisis Solutions Award