Nominations Sought from the Around the Region for the
2007 Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award
Nomination Deadline is May 2, 2007
Stockholm/January 2007 – To recognise direct and practical initiatives that contribute to improvement in the Baltic Sea’s water quality, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs is now inviting nominations for 2007 the Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award.
Nominations for this year’s award are being accepted until May 2, 2007, and are sought from the business, scientific and environmental communities as well as private individuals in the Baltic Sea region. The award seeks to highlight what different stakeholders have done individually or collectively to improve the Baltic Sea’s water environment. The award can be presented to an individual, organisation, company, or an authority in any of the Baltic Sea countries.
The award winner receives a 100,000 SEK prize sum, crystal sculpture, diploma and travel and accommodation to participate in the 2007 World Water Week in Stockholm, August 12-18, 2007.
The work of the nominee to improve water quality in the Baltic Sea region can be among, but is not limited to, the following areas: technology development and implementation, applied research, direct action, education and training, information and shaping of public opinion, and policy development
Emphasis for the award is placed on efforts that have had visible and measurable effects on the water resources in the Baltic Sea region, particularly in the areas of water resource management, new or increased research, new or improved technology or better understanding and respect for water resources.
2006, Mr. Björn Carlson, Sweden
2005, Vodokanal St. Petersburg and its General Director, Mr. Felix Karmazinov
2004, Nature Management and Water Environment Division of Funen County Administration, Denmark
2003, Frantschach Swiecie SA, Poland
2002, Lithuanian Housing and Urban Development Foundation
2001, Mr. Leonid Korovin, St. Petersburg, Russia
2000, City of Gdansk, Poland
1999, PURAC of Poland
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) administers the award on behalf of the Swedish Government. Nomination forms and criteria are available from SIWI. Send an e-mail to email@example.com or download the nomination brochure from www.siwi.org. Nominations can also be made on-line via SIWI's home page.
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How to Nominate
Nominations are welcome to the 2007 Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award. Deadline for nominations is 2 May, 2007.
The winner of the 2007 Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award will be announced during May.
The work of the nominee to improve water quality in the Baltic Sea region can be among, but is not limited to, the following areas:
• Technology development and implementation
• Applied research
• Direct action
• Education and training
• Information and shaping of public opinion
• Policy development
Emphasis is placed on efforts that have had visible and measurable effects on the water resources in the Baltic Sea region.
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) administers the Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award, and a jury appointed by the Swedish Government reviews the nominations, selects the winner and provides written motivation of its choice. Information about nominations is kept confidential.
To nominate a candidate for the award, fill out the nominating form, that is available to download to the left, and attach additional details (no more than 10 pages in length) to the form. You can also use the On-line nomination form, to the left. Other supporting documents (annual reports, etc.) that will assist the jury’s decision-making process may be submitted, but are not obligatory.
Nominations must be submitted in English.