Environmental Challenge in Water and Sanitation 2017 - Reed Elsevier - Last date 15 May 2017
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The RELX Group 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
These are the criteria against which projects will be assessed. Early stage projects are preferred. The winning project in the RELX Group Environmental Challenge will receive a single payment of $50,000, with the second place finisher receiving a single payment of $25,000.
All applicants will be offered access to relevant RELX Group products, such as Water Research, that can help in the preparation of their submissions. 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. Winning projects will be highlighted in Water Research.
Applications will be reviewed against the RELX Group Environmental Challenge criteria by the RELX Group Environmental Challenge advisory group, comprised of relevant internal and external water and sanitation specialists. Those in contention for the short list will be reviewed by an expert panel of external judges. The shortlist will be announced in June 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be given the opportunity to refine and elaborate on their proposals. Following interviews of shortlisted candidates, winners will be announced.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be 21 or over to enter the Challenge. Applicants may participate as (i) individuals, (ii) teams of individuals, or (iii) individually or in teams on behalf of an organisation, i.e. an educational or not-for-profit institution or a corporation (the latter category, collectively “Organisations”)
Submission of an application with a proposal (the “Application”) on behalf of a group of individuals or an Organisation shall constitute a representation by the individual submitting the Application that he/she is authorised to represent the team to submit the Application and distribute any prize money. Directors, officers and employees (and their immediate families and household members) of RELX Group plc (the “Sponsor”) and its affiliates (collectively, with Sponsor, “RELX Group”) and their respective advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter the Challenge. The Environmental Challenge is subject to applicable laws of an applicant’s jurisdiction. Sponsor is not responsible for any other eligibility prohibitions, including, without limitation, any established by applicant’s employer; applicants are encouraged to seek information on any such restrictions prior to submission of an Application. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
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