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Award Name Muelheim Water Award 2012
Address Coordinating Office of the International Muelheim Water Award
c/o IWW Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wasserforschung gGmbH
Moritzstraße 26
45476 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Mülheim an der Ruhr
Telephone +49 208 40303-435
Fax +49 208 40303-80
Email Click here to send an email

Main Contact
Contact Peter Lévai
Other Contact Andreas Hein

Details The intention of the Muelheim Water Award is to provide and to spread existing know-how, innovative solutions as well as the demand for internationally acknowledged research projects. Main emphasis is placed on practical and applied approaches in water management.

In many parts of the world there is a lack of sustainable access to high-quality drinking water and adequate sanitation services. In many European countries, a high supply standard has been achieved. However, particularly in some Southern and Eastern European countries, prevailing conditions are making it difficult to improve water and sanitation services.

This is, where the Muelheim Water Award focuses on. It prizes oustanding projects in applied research and/or the implementation of innovative concepts that contribute to an improvement of water management in Europe. This also includes engineering, planning and consulting services.

The award is not focused on basic research, but on solutions with a high degree of innovation. The award is also intended to consolidate the interest of the academic and research community in the water and wastewater industry and secure the location of Muelheim an der Ruhr as an international competence centre for water and sanitation.

Entry Requirements The Muelheim Water Award is adressed to applicants from all over Europe, submitting projects which have been finished after the 1st of January, 2010. Applicants can be physical or juristic persons or a mixture of these types, respectively. In case of a group of applicants, the project has to be submitted by a so-called lead applicant. Every applicant is restricted to one single submittance. Members of the jury are not eligible to participate.
Entry Fee Free
Criteria Summary The evaluation done by the jury is based on the statutes of the Muelheim Water Award, which arranges the checking of the application documents with regards to content and form. The statutes can also be found in the download section. The following criteria are considered in the evaluation: Formal criteria: * Compliance with the conditions of participation * Submittance of all application documents in due time * Clarity and comprehensibleness * Relation to the topic announced * Credibility Criteria with regards to the content: * Degree of innovation * Use and protection of ressources * Transferability and Applicability * Quality and reliability * Cost effectiveness
Judges The jury consists of seven internationally renowned representatives and experts from academia and practice who work in the field of water and wastewater services.
Sponsors The Muelheim Water Award is endowed with 20,000.- € in total. It is awarded biennially. The prize money is donated by RWE Aqua GmbH.
Cash Value 20.000,- EURO
RSA Accredited No

Established 01/01/2006
Last Award 12/10/2010
Next Award No date entered
Closing Date 29/02/2012

Previous Winners terraLink GmbH from Zürich, Dr. Stefan Achleitner, Universität Innsbruck, Dr. Bernhard Wett, Universität Innsbruck, Prof. Dr. Thomas Egli, Eawag - Eidgenössische Anstalt für Wasserversorgung and Zurich Water Works, Switzerland

Other Info The operational procedure is divided into two stages: - Stage 1: Pre-qualification phase - Stage 2: Application phase First of all, the applicants are kindly asked to submit a meaningful abstract of their project. The pre-qualification phase will start from the 1st of January, 2012, and will end on the 29th of February, 2012, at 12 noon CET. A preselection of applications is done by the jury on basis of the abstracts submitted. Secondly, in the application phase, the selected applicants will then be asked to hand in the complete application documents. The duration of the second phase will be two months.

Last updated 21/12/2011 14:45:00