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News Kyoto World Water Grand Prize and Virtual Meeting Space

Kyoto City, Soroptomist International of Kyoto, the Japan Water Forum, the World Water Council, and the Secretariat of the 5th World Water Forum are pleased to announce that the application period for the second edition of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize is open. Through this Prize, the Forum co-organizers will finance a number of grassroots organizations working around the world to attend the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul, March 2009, to present their work to a global audience, share their experiences and learn from others'. Based on the presentations during the week, the prize winner will be selected by an international panel of judges, who will take home ¥3,000,000 (approximately US$25,000) to continue their activities.

You can apply today for the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize, through the 5th World Water Forum's Virtual Meeting Space (VMS), an on-line collaborative tool that will allow the main substantive issues at the Forum to be debated across sectors and geographical barriers prior to the event, leading to strong political messages emanating from the Forum. The VMS is the single entry point for the preparation of the 5th World Water Forum. Try it now, by clicking on

Contact information Colin Herron, 5th World Water Forum, Forum Process and Experience (email:
News type Nomination
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Source of information The 5th World Water Forum
Geographical coverage International
News date 23/09/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH