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The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge is a Skild supported competition that will be awarded to the two projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation.  Projects must have clear practical applicability, address identified need, and advance related issues such as health, education, or human rights.

There is a $50,000 prize for the first place entry and a $25,000 prize for the second place entry.

Applicants are offered access to relevant Reed Elsevier products that can help in the preparation of their submissions. The winning projects will be highlighted in the Reed Elsevier journal Water Research.

Reed Elsevier is a global provider of world-class information and tools that help our customers advance science, improve medical outcomes, enable better legal decisions, evaluate risk, forge business relationships and gain business insight.  All five business units of our company have a growing portfolio of products and services that advance environmental knowledge and understanding.  We are committed to using our extensive networks and expertise to facilitate the exchange and dissemination of useful information about improving access to sustainable water supply.

Youngsuk Chi, centre, with first prize winner Tommy Ngai and second prize winner Lindsay Stradley (2012)

The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge is open to individuals or organisations operating in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.  Projects must advance sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation, and include the following criteria:

  • Be replicable, scalable and sustainable. and set a benchmark for innovation
  • Have practical applicability
  • Address non-discrimination/equity of access
  • Involve and impact a range of stakeholders
  • Have local/community-level engagement

Find more details about applying for the 2013 competition here.

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