The Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research is pleased to announce the establishment of the Zuckerberg Water Prize. Nominations for the inaugural round of 2022 are now open.
The Zuckerberg Water Prize
offers a biannual award of $60,000
The Zuckerberg Water Prize offers a biannual award of $60,000
To acknowledge outstanding achievements and global impact of an
individual or organization in the broader field of Water.
Deadline for Prize submission – March 1st 2022.
About The Zuckerberg Water Prize
This legacy award is granted through the generous donation of Mr. Roy Zuckerberg – General Partner, Executive Committee member and Senior Director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and former Vice Chairman of the firm. He also serves as Trustee of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and is a member of its Executive Committee.
Mr. Zuckerberg is Honorary Chairman of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR), which leads interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research and advanced education in water sciences, aimed at improving human well-being in drylands through technologies and policies for sustainable use of water resources. Mr. Zuckerberg is a past long-serving Chairman of the Board of Governors of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and holds an honorary doctoral degree from the same university.
A distinguished investment banker and philanthropist, Mr. Zuckerberg is a lifelong champion of education, health and human services. The Zuckerberg Water Prize reflects the spirit of this ongoing commitment.
The award ceremony will take place during the biannual International Water Summit where the recipient will deliver a plenary talk in their field of expertise and attend the full program. To further grow the reach, equity and impact of this award, recipients are encouraged to donate $5,000 of the prize money to a water-related cause of their choice
Candidates must be suggested by at least one nominator and agree to the nomination.
Self-nomination is not permitted.
Nominated candidates are evaluated on the following criteria:
Nominations will be evaluated by a panel of leading international experts comprising the Executive Committee of the Zuckerberg Water Prize.
Members of the Executive Committee are foremost leaders in their fields and represent different disciplines, approaches, institutions and organizations within the global field of Water.
Special Projects Officer, The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR),
Zuckerberg Water Prize coordinator