The International ReSource Award for resilience in water management is a prize acknowledging social entrepreneurial thinking and leadership in implementing the principles of sustainability in water management.

It recognises new approaches for resolving existing issues related to sustainable water management. The prize builds on more than ten years of experience in bestowing the recognised ReSource Award for sustainable watershed management. Every year, an international jury awards USD 150 000 to new social entrepreneurial initiatives driving sustainable water management practices. The award is one concrete initiative of how the Swiss Re Foundation contributes to the advancement of water resilience in low, lower-middle and upper–middle-income countries.

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Award Application

NGOs, private, scientific or public institutions and similar bodies are invited to participate. Registration for the 2016 award is open until 31 May 2015, 24.00 CET.

Jury

The jury comprises an independent, international panel of business and water experts with a proven track record in their field of expertise, as well as experts from Swiss Re.

Sustainable agricultural and husbandry systems in the Manakaravavy watershed, the breadbasket of the Mahafaly Plateau Sustainable agricultural and husbandry systems in the Manakaravavy watershed, the breadbasket of the Mahafaly Plateau

Winners & Finalists

The projects supported with our award are initiated by either NGOs or other private, scientific or public institutions.