Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award


Deadline : 30 April 2021

The scope of the award is to include new technologies that produce, distribute, store, monitor, desalinate and purify water using renewable energy. They have also introduced a new category, the ‘Innovative Crisis Solutions Award,’ to recognise innovations that can provide relief within the most critical 48 hours after internationally declared emergency situations. Rapid access to safe drinking water becomes a crucial element for survival in crises and natural disasters.

The award categories are:

Innovative Projects Award – Small Projects
Innovative Projects Award – Large Projects
Innovative Research and Development Award – National Institutions
Innovative Research and Development Award – International Institutions
Innovative Individual Award – Innovative Youth
Innovative Individual Award – Distinguished Researcher
Innovative Crisis Solutions Award


 Online, United Arab Emirates


If your application wins, Suqia will arrange travel and accommodation for two persons representing the winning entity and/or the project team for the Innovative Project Award, Innovative Research & Development Award and Innovative Crisis Solutions Award categories.

As for the Innovative Individual Award category, Suqia will arrange travel and accommodations for the winning applicant only. If the winning applicant is under the age of 18, Suqia will arrange travel and accommodations for the winning applicant and one legal guardian.

Applicants will get recognized with Awards and in Prizes of 1 Million USD.


The award is open internationally to all students, companies, research institutions, and innovators who have developed renewable energy powered technologies that can produce clean drinking water in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.

Eligible Regions: Open for All