| Sectors: WASH
| Granting entities: RELX
| Deadline: 4 July
| Type of support: Prize
| Funding/benefits: 50,000 USD (1st prize) 25,000 USD (2nd prize)
| Applicants: Individuals, teams of individuals, educational or not-for-profit institutions or corporations
| Locations: Global
Synopsis: Each year the RELX Environmental Challenge is awarded to projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water or sanitation. There is a $50,000 prize for the first place entry and a $25,000 prize for the second place entry. The winners also receive free access for one year to ScienceDirect, our Scientific, Technical & Medical business’ database of full text, scientific information, including almost 250,000 articles since 2000 in Environmental Sciences.
Projects must have clear practical applicability, address identified need and advance related issues such as health, education, or human rights.
Applications must advance access to safe and sustainable water supply where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation. They must set a benchmark for innovation and demonstrate:
• Replicability, scalability and sustainability
• Practical applicability
• Non-discrimination/equity of access
• Involvement of, and impacts on, a range of stakeholders
• Local/community-level engagement
Link to application here.