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Japan Water Forum -- Small Grants for Water Projects 2016

posted Jul 10, 2016, 11:49 PM by Site Manager

The Japan Water Forum makes small grants to grassroots organizations in least-developed countries. Activities for funding support include innovative solutions for water and sanitation, and risk reduction for water-related disasters. Grants are up to US$1 thousand. The application deadline is 31 July 2016. Link

National Geographic Explorers -- Air and Water Conservation Fund for China

posted Jun 21, 2016, 2:43 AM by Site Manager

With support from the Alibaba Group, National Geographic Explorers invites applications for the Air and Water Conservation Fund for residents of mainland China. Funded projects may include scientific research, community conservation, technological innovation, and communication endeavors that directly bear on novel solutions in air and water conservation in China. While grant amounts vary greatly, the average grant is US$20 thousand. Funds are primarily for direct field expenses; applications seeking support solely for laboratory work will not be considered. The deadline for pre-applications (Chinese, English) is 04 July 2016. Link

Inter-American Development Bank -- Solutions to Improve Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

posted Jun 21, 2016, 2:40 AM by Site Manager   [ updated Jun 21, 2016, 2:41 AM ]

The Inter-American Development Bank calls for startups to compete for participation in the seventh edition of "Demand Solutions – Ideas to Improve Lives." The competition seeks to reward innovative startups working on projects in water, sanitation, hygiene, and health. Applications are invited from nationals of the Bank's borrowing member countries. Ten to twelve startups will be selected, half from the health category and half from water/sanitation/hygiene (WASH). One representative from each selected startup will participate in the Venture Night competition in Buenos Aires (November 2016) to compete for prizes. Three of the selected WASH startups will be awarded the IDB-FEMSA Water Prize. Other partners will award prizes to some of the other startups, as well. The deadline for applications (Spanish, Portuguese, English) is 05 July 2016. Link

U.S. Department of State -- Sustainable Development in the Lower Mekong Region

posted Jun 21, 2016, 2:09 AM by Site Manager

The Lower Mekong Initiative Nexus Futures Program aims to advance sustainable development around the water, energy, food, and environment nexus within the 3S river and watershed system in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The project will seek to strengthen the political will to manage the region's shared resources. The project team should be experienced in transboundary water cooperation and environmental governance; process facilitation; conflict mitigation; mediation; decision sciences; climate change adaptation; political economy analysis; diplomacy; international development; nexus planning; and stakeholder engagement. Applications are invited from non-profit NGOs, educational institutions, governments, and public international organizations. The program will make one grant for up to US$473 thousand for 18 months. Funding Opportunity OES-OER-16-002. The application deadline is 01 August 2016. Link

Stockholm International Water Institute -- Stockholm Water Prize 2017

posted Jun 21, 2016, 1:49 AM by Site Manager

The Stockholm Water Prize is awarded annually for outstanding achievements supporting the availability, conservation, and protection of the world’s water resources. The award is open to individuals and organizations of any nationality whose work contributes broadly to the conservation and protection of water resources. The Stockholm Water Prize consists of an award of US$150 thousand and a crystal sculpture. The deadline for nominations is 25 September 2016. Link

Blue Planet Network -- Community Water Supply

posted Jun 21, 2016, 1:38 AM by Site Manager

Blue Planet Network funds projects that provide safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, grassroots watershed management, and related activities to improve community water supply. Blue Planet Network raises funds online from individuals, foundations, trusts, corporations, community groups, and other donors. The funding is directed to the implementing partners of Blue Planet Network. Implementing partners are grassroots NGOs in developing countries where the water projects are carried out. Other implementers are international development NGOs that have water-related programs and projects in developing countries. Organizations apply to Blue Planet Network to become implementing partners. Link

Global Nature Fund -- Living Lakes Network

posted May 31, 2016, 8:46 AM by Site Manager

Living Lakes is a global network of partnership organizations to protect lakes, wetlands, and other freshwater sources and their catchment areas. The network takes an ecosystems approach to include biodiversity conservation and support for local livelihoods, e.g., in agriculture, fisheries, tourism, etc. Living Lakes does not make project grants, but it offers network assistance to members. Members are able to include their projects and proposals in the Living Lakes portfolio for the attention of potential donors and sponsors. Members may also apply for assistance to participate in the meetings, workshops, and conferences of Living Lakes -- and to seek other forms of networking and training support. Applications can be submitted at any time. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Clean Water in Armenia

posted May 20, 2016, 2:01 AM by Site Manager

USAID-Yerevan will fund the project Participatory Utilization and Resource Efficiency of Water (PURE-Water) to improve the quality and use efficiency of water resources in the Ararat Valley. Activities will focus on the participation of Armenian civil society in policy development and small-scale pilot projects for integrated water management. Eligibility for grants extends to local organizations registered in Armenia. Funding Opportunity RFA-111-16-000004. The application deadline is 13 July 2016. Link

French Institute for Development Research (IRD) -- Research Collaboration France with Middle East

posted May 9, 2016, 7:57 AM by Site Manager

IRD and partner organizations announce a call for joint research projects between France and Egypt. The program is also open to research participation from Jordan and Lebanon. The thematic areas include water and water technology; renewable energy and green technology; environment; agriculture and livestock production; and others. The funding is €60 thousand per project over two years. The application deadline is 30 June 2016. Link 

United Nations University -- Masters in Integrated Drylands Management 2016-2017

posted May 9, 2016, 7:55 AM by Site Manager

The UNU's Institute for Water, Environment, and Health (UNU-INWEH) offers an MSc program jointly with several partner institutions. The program is designed to enhance the capacity of developing countries to manage their drylands resources, and to provide young professionals with an international perspective on resource management in drylands. Upon completion of the course work and approval of the research proposal, students carry out their field research in coordination with one of the partner organizations. On a competitive basis, the program offers a limited number of fellowships to qualified candidates from developing countries. The application deadline is 30 June 2016. Link

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