‘Water for Life’ UN-Water Best Practices Award. Second edition
The United Nations Office to Support the International Decade for Action "Water for Life" 2005-2015/UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) and the UN World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) organize the second edition of "Water for Life" Best Practices Award. Nominations are now open from 30 June to 30 September 2011.
UN-Water invites you to nominate your best practice for the 2nd edition of the “Water for Life” UN-Water Best Practices Award.
The purpose of the Award is to promote efforts to fulfil international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015 through recognition of outstanding best practices that can ensure the long-term sustainable management of water resources and contribute to the achievement of internationally agreed goals and targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation. The Award recognizes those projects and initiatives displaying outstanding merit and achieving particularly effective results in the field of water management or in communicating, educating, raising awareness and improving participation in water issues. The application period is open from 30 June to 30 September 2011.
Every year, special emphasis is being put on the theme selected for next World Water Day. World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of water and advocating for the sustainable management of water resources. In 2012, special focus is given to the topic “Water for Food Security”. The prize will be awarded at a special ceremony on World Water Day, 22 March 2012.