10th Prince Sultan water award ceremony held at UN office in Vienna

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli attended the 10th awards ceremony of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water held at the UN offices in Vienna, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

The award, which was founded in 2002, offers five prizes every two years for innovation in water research.

In a speech, Al-Fadhli outlined some of the Kingdom’s initiatives aimed at protecting the Kingdom’s environment, providing safe drinking water, and encouraging water research.

Csaba Korosi, president of the UN General Assembly, praised the award and its “noble goal” of encouraging innovation in addressing water scarcity.

Nicholas Hardman, acting director of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, also highlighted the collaboration between the UN and the prize since 2008 to achieve water security.