Tying in with the UAE’s ambition to become a knowledge-based economy with a strong focus on technology, R&D and innovation, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the launch of a USD 1 million global award to find sustainable solutions to water scarcity across the world.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award aims to support this goal, encouraging leading corporations, research centres, institutions and innovators from across the world to compete to find sustainable and innovative solar-energy solutions to the problem of water scarcity.


We invite all research institutions around the world to participate in a competition of USD 1 million to be awarded to people who can find sustainable, cheap and innovative solutions." 

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAERuler of Dubai


The challenge is set, with companies, research institutes and young innovators invited to compete with their innovative solar-powered solutions.