Winners & Nominees
The projects supported with our award are initiated by either NGOs or other private, scientific or public institutions. The award is specifically aimed at projects which genuinely seek to contribute to raising awareness of the ecological, social and economic significance of water sources and watersheds in developing and emerging countries. Bodies with strong links to the local communities in regions where water sources are located are particularly encouraged to participate.
In order to qualify, participants are asked to provide a proven track record in sustainability and project planning, and/or management in the specific field of water and source management. Those projects which also demonstrate innovative, preventative measures for protecting water resources – i.e. projects that have a pioneering character in the local context (cultural, institutional or technological), and those which involve local community and/or regional institutions – are generally preferred.
Sustainable agricultural and husbandry systems in the Manakaravavy watershed, the breadbasket of the Mahafaly Plateau
The project put forward by WWF Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Programme Office (WWF MWIOPO) aims to improve farmers' access to water for production and to better technologies and production resources, thereby enhancing food security, access to income and pasture while taking pressure off the surrounding natural environment by developing and implementing a holistic watershed management plan.