2015 Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge for projects on sustainable access to safe water.

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Application Deadline: 14 April 2015

The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge is awarded to projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation. Projects must have clear practical applicability, address identified need, and advance related issues such as health, education, or human rights.

The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge is open to individuals or organisations operating in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.  Projects must advance sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation, and include the following criteria:

  • Be replicable, scalable and sustainable. and set a benchmark for innovation
  • Have practical applicability
  • Address non-discrimination/equity of access
  • Involve and impact a range of stakeholders
  • Have local/community-level engagement

Application Benefits:

  • All applicants will be offered access to relevant Reed Elsevier products, such as Water Research, that can help in the preparation of their submissions.
  • For the second time, all applicants will be offered access to LexisNexis Risk Solution’s open source high performance computing (HPCC) resource, to allow them to process large amounts of research data. Documentation, tools, code examples and online training courses in HPCC and ECL, the programming language used by the HPCC Systems platform, will also be available to those applicants that may need them

Benefits:

First Prize: $50,000 prize for the first place entry and

Second Prize: $25,000 prize for the second place entry.

  • The winners will receive relevant training and professional development up to $2,500 each, and free access for one year to ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s database of full text, scientific information, including almost 250,000 articles since 2000 in Environmental Sciences.
  • The winning projects will be highlighted in the Reed Elsevier journal Water Research.

Timeline:

  • Deadline: 14 April 2015
  • Shortlist announced: June 2015
  • Winners announced: Autumn 2015

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge

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