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Award Name Baltic Sea Water Award
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Details To recognise direct and practical initiatives that contribute to improvement in the Baltic Sea's water quality.

Entry Requirements Nominating Procedure - The Ministry for Foreign Affairs invites the business, scientific, and environmental communities as well as private individuals in the Baltic Sea Region to submit nominations for the Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award. Examples of potential nominators, and nominees, include companies; trade, business, industry, and civic organizations; environmental departments; universities and scientific research centers; chambers of commerce, media organizations, and others in the Baltic Sea region.
Entry Fee None
Criteria Summary The work of the nominee to improve water quality in the Baltic Sea region can be among, but is not limited to, the following areas: Technology development and implementation, Applied research, Direct action, Education and training, Information and shaping of public opinion, Policy development, Emphasis should be placed on efforts that have had visible and measureable effects on the water resources in the Baltic Sea region.
Judges A distinguished jury under the chairmanship of Mr. Stig Larsson, who is also Chairman of the Stockholm Water Foundation, reviews the nominations and selects the winner of the Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award.
Sponsors Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Cash Value 10,000 USD
RSA Accredited No

Established 30/11/1999
Last Award 19/08/2004
Next Award No date entered
Closing Date 01/05/2005

Previous Winners 2004 - The Nature Management and Water Environment Division of Funen County Administration in Denmark

2003 - Frantschach Swiecie SA, Poland

2002 - The Lithuanian Housing and Urban Development Foundation (HUDF).

2001 - Mr.Leonid Korovin from St. Petersburg, Russia, received the award for a series of activities aiming to safeguard the water environment in the part of the Baltic Sea nearest to the St.Petersburg area, which emits very large amounts of pollutants into the Baltic Sea.

2000 - The City of Gdansk won the award for being the driving force behind the establishment of the Wschod wastewater treatment works, which receives and cleans wastewater from Gdansk and four other Polish cities and populated areas.

1999 - PURAC Water of Poland was honored with the first Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award for its efforts to clean up Polish rivers that drain into the Baltic Sea.

Other Info The award seeks to highlight what different stakeholders have done individually or collectively to improve the Baltic Sea’s water environment. It can be presented to an individual, company, organization or an authority in any of the Baltic Sea countries.

Last updated 09/03/2005