Apply for WAFA Awards or Nominate Your Favorite Project


Silent Heroes, we want to hear from you! Let WAFA share your achievements with the world!

Submissions for 2022 are now closed. However, submissions for 2023 are OPEN!

You are empowering your community secure access to healthy water, healthy food, or clean air! Just fill out the online nomination by clicking on “Apply Here” above, and you will be notified.

You can apply for a nomination by clicking on the “Apply here” button or file your nomination at

On queries related to the filing of your award applications, please e-mail us at

Everyone, this is your chance to nominate your favorite project.

perhaps you know someone who is making a difference in the areas of water, air, food, or climate sustainability? You could help them by suggesting they apply for the awards or connect with us via

Together we can make it happen!

Award Finalists receive – recognition and exposure at the Awards Celebration (via live-stream, social media, news media, broadcast) – opportunity to share their solution model with a global audience – a press release to share with media in their home countries – opportunity to exchange experience with peers  – flight to, and accommodation at the location of the award celebration.

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The award criteria and the Key Points below can help you prepare your application.

Award Criteria:
Feasibility/Sustainability – Budget Source – Innovation – Empowerment – Scalability – Replicability – Social and Environmental Impact – Future Plans and Duration

Key Points:
WAFA provides expert certification and global recognition of your project. Apart from a cash prize, we do not provide funding.
One winner is selected from each category: water, air, food. Identify your category.

An eligible project will:

  • produce measurable results for at least two years;
  • empower community members;
  • introduce/upgrade technologies or practices that improve the community’s quality of life;
  • provide significant environmental, economic and social benefits;
  • be a replicable model for other communities;
  • be capable of scaling and beyond the original community.
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