Nominations open for 2021 US Water Prize

The US Water Alliance has announced that the nomination process for US Water Prize 2021 is now open. Awarded on an annual basis, the US Water Prize celebrates outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable, integrated, and inclusive solutions to our nation’s water challenges.

The Alliance promotes the Water Prize as the preeminent national recognition program for exemplary efforts to secure a sustainable water future for all. There are eight US Water Prize categories for 2021:

  • Organization: Public Sector 
  • Organization: Private Sector
  • Organization: Nonprofit
  • Organization: Cross-sector Partnership or Coalition 
  • Individual: Outstanding Journalism on the Value of Water 
  • Individual: Outstanding Public Official
  • Individual: Outstanding Rising One Water Leader 
  • Individual: Outstanding Artist

All are welcome and encouraged to apply. Nomination forms can be found online here.

Winners of the US Water Prize 2021 will be announced and recognized during the annual awards ceremony, which will be held virtually. Nominations are due March 3, and winners will be chosen by an independent review panel of water experts.

The winner of the Water Prize for Outstanding Artist will also be awarded $5,000 in cash to support continuing their work, and a sponsorship to attend the US One Water Summit in 2022.

If you have any questions about the award categories or the nomination process, please contact Sarah Huckins at

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