US Water Prize Nomination Form: Nonprofit Organization
Deadline: Friday, March 12, 2021

Awarded on an annual basis, the US Water Prize celebrates outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable, integrated, and inclusive solutions to our nation's water challenges. It is the preeminent national recognition program for exemplary efforts to secure a One Water future for all.

Winners of US Water Prize 2021 will be announced and recognized during the virtual awards ceremony. Nominations are due Friday, March 12, by 8:00pm EDT, and winners will be chosen by an independent review panel.

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Selection Criteria

The US Water Alliance strives to ensure each class of winners is diverse, considering geography, sector, and size. US Water Prize applications in the Nonprofit category will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

Integration: Works in an integrated manner across sectors and disciplines. Focuses on achieving multiple benefits—economic, social, environmental—through water management. Demonstrates progress in moving towards watershed scale approaches.

Partnership Focus: Demonstrates collaboration across sectors and between stakeholders to advance sustainable solutions.

Innovation: Involves technologies, management practices, creative thinking, regulatory strategies, and/or financing strategies that are changing the water paradigm.

Education: Provides motivation and insight to help people view, value, and manage water more holistically and sustainably. The educational component can be informal or formal.

Results: Exhibits clear, measurable impact that is leading to a more sustainable approach to water resource management in America.

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