Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water is a leading, global scientific award focusing on cutting-edge innovation in water research.

Every two years, five distinctive prizes are given to scientists, researchers and inventors around the world in for pioneering work that addresses the problem of water scarcity in creative and effective ways.

HRH Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia articulated the vision of the Prize when he said: “We will not be able to protect the blessing of our various water resources without advanced technology.” He emphasised that confronting the water crisis “requires developing better techniques for wastewater treatment and reuse. We need to find ways to increase agricultural yields with lower water consumption. New desalination technologies need to be aggressively developed. Solar energy should be promoted. We need to actively prevent land degradation, deforestation, ecosystem loss, and environmental pollution.”

Former UN Secretary General Mr. Ban-Ki-moon, reiterated this vision, saying “Science has a crucial role to play” in facing the water challenge.

Learn more about the Prince Sultan 7th Award Winners.

From left to right: HRH Prince Khaled Bin Sultan, Ban Ki-Moon & Daniel P Loucks