31st March 2021
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2021 Global Lighthouse Awards Nominations Now Open

  • 2021 Lighthouse Awards Nominations now open, March 31
  • Prestigious corporations including Nike, Apple, Facebook and Salesforce recognised for progressive water projects honored in 2020 by the Brave Blue World Foundation
  • Proudly sponsored by DuPont Water Solutions

Nominations for Brave Blue World 2021 Lighthouse Awards open March 31st. The inaugural Lighthouse Awards were launched in December 2020 by the Brave Blue World Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to scientific and educational storytelling.

The winning Lighthouse organisations, are selected because they shine a light for others to follow, they have developed new ways of utilising technology, finance or partnerships to reduce their impact in water stressed regions or build resilience of their local water systems.

This year we are accepting nominations for projects under the following categories:

  • Water Reuse
  • Smart Water
  • Blue-green Infrastructure
  • Policy innovation
  • Partnerships & Communication
  • Alternative finance

Brave Blue World Foundation & BlueTech Resarch founder Dr. Paul O’Callaghan said: “Every industry has a vanguard, the pioneers we all come to be inspired by and follow. In water, the work of these Lighthouses is beyond critical if we are to ensure there is enough freshwater for future generations.

“When exploring the world for fascinating water stories during the making of Brave Blue World, we met several companies that were blazing a trail of innovation, as they strive to become sustainable and circular in their operations. “Wanting to celebrate and amplify their achievements is what led us to create the Lighthouse Awards. In doing so, we wish to inspire others to take bold steps towards creating a sustainable water future and raise greater awareness of the fascinating work happening in the global water sector.”

All nominees will be assessed using our selection process, carried out by adjudicators from technology market intelligence company BlueTech Research, based on a number of criteria and split into project categories. These include blue-green infrastructure, water reuse, smart water, water catchment enhancement, regeneration, innovation in policy, innovation in communications and innovation in partnerships.

Past recipients of the Lighthouse Awards 2020 can be viewed here.


About Brave Blue World

Brave Blue World is a not-for-profit foundation focused on providing a platform for scientific educational storytelling and public engagement. The foundation was created with a view to inspire a shift in thinking and solving water challenges globally.

Led by water technology expert Dr. Paul O’Callaghan, Brave Blue World Foundation partnered with pre-eminent leaders in water innovation and thought-leadership to produce a documentary which highlights the scale and urgency of the global water crisis and the many pioneering solutions. The documentary presents the message that if we respond to the calls to action highlighted in the film, we will solve water in our lifetime.

About BlueTech Research

BlueTech® Research provides investors, water companies, researchers and regulators with the latest information at their fingertips. The company provides clarity and critical analysis on emerging water technology market areas.

BlueTech Research maps and analyses the water technology innovation landscape. The company is focused on what is changing and how new approaches, new technologies and new needs are reshaping the water technology market.

About DuPont
DuPont is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, healthcare and worker safety. More information about the company, its businesses and solutions can be found at www.dupont.com. Investors can access information included on the Investor Relations section of the website at investors.dupont.com.


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