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6th World Water Forum
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The award organization involves four organs, namely:


1. Prize Committee:

The Prize Committee is responsible for the overall planning and management of the Prize. It is composed of seven members and of special advisors.

2. Panel of Judges

The Panel of Judges is in charge of the evaluation of the nomination proposals, in accordance with the rules, and screened according to the criteria of the Prize Committee.

 For the 3rd edition of the Prize, the Panel of Judges is composed of the following personnalities:

  • President: Abdel Kabir Zahoud, Secretary of State in charge of Water
  • International:
    Dogan Altinbilek, President, International Hydropower
    Association, Turkey
    Benedito Braga, General Director, Agencia Nacional Del
    Agua, Brazil
    Roque Gistau, President, Expo Zaragoza, Spain
    Hideaki Oda, President, Japan Water Forum, Japan
    Isabel Tocino, former Minister of Environment, Spain
  • Morocco:
    Majid Benbiba, Director of Water Research and
    Aziza Bennani, Ambassador- Permanent Delegate
    of Morocco to UNESCO
    Abdeladim El Hafi, High Commissioner for Water,
    Forestry and Fight against Desertification
    Mohammed Jellali, Technical Advisor of the
    Secretary of State in charge of Water and Environment

3. Promotional Commission

The Promotional Commission is composed of members of the Prize Committee, and key people from the World Water Council and the 5th World Water Forum.

4. Secretariat

The Secretariat of the Prize is located at the headquarters of the World Water Council. It comprises Council's staff and is managed by the Executive Director, the Prize Coordinator and the Administrator.





Melanie Giard
World Water Council
Secretariat of the Prize

Tel: +33 4 91 99 41 06
Fax: +33 4 91 99 41 01