The ANA Award 2014 received 452 participants, surpassing the previous record: 363(2012 edition).
Among all competitors, the Jury chose the three best projects divided in seven categories: Companies; education; government; Press; NGOs; Basin Organizations; and Research and Technological Innovation. Winners will be announced at a ceremony scheduled on December, 3rd in Brasilia.
Among the finalists, Paraná is the state with more projects: four. The other states that remain in dispute are: Minas Gerais (3), Rio de Janeiro (3), Pará (2), Rio Grande do Sul (2), Amapá (1), Bahia (1), Ceará (1 ), Mato Grosso (1), Mato Grosso do Sul (1),Pernambuco (1) and São Paulo (1). Here’s the list of finalists. ANA Award in 2014, all states and the Federal District had participants.
The seven winners will receive the ANA Award Trophy, designed by the Italian master glassmaker Mario Seguso exclusively for the event. The finalists will travel to Brasilia, with all expenses paid, to attend the award ceremony. In addition, in this edition the winners will travel to the next World Water Forum, which will take place on April 12-17, 2015 in two cities in South Korea: Daegu and Gyeongbuk. During the event, the winners will present their projects in Brazil’s Pavilion, the country’s booth at the Forum.
The Jury of the ANA Prize consists of external members of the Agency and public knowledge about water resources, environment or Journalism. A representative of the Agency leads the group, but without voting rights. The score of the projects follow many aspects: effectiveness; potential diffusion / replication; social presence; originality; and social, cultural and environmental impacts; and financial sustainability. Only the Press category has specific criteria.
Initiatives that stimulate the response to pollution and waste, and point to ways that ensure good quality water in sufficient quantity to the development and quality of life of Brazilians can attend the awards. Since 2006, the National Water Agency promotes the award every two years. Caixa is the exclusive sponsor of the ANA Award and the Brazil of Watershed Organizations Network (REBOB) supports the event.
For more information about the ANA Award 2014, visit: http://premio.ana.gov.br/Edicao/2014/default.aspx.
In its first edition in 2006, the ANA Award had three categories, “Water Resources Management”, “Rational Use of Water Resources” and “Water for Life”. At the time, 284 people had signed up for it. In the second edition, in 2008, the topic was unique: “Conservation and Rational Use of Water”. At the time, 272 initiatives participated in six categories. In 2010, there were 286 projects about “Water: the Challenge of Sustainable Development” in seven categories. In the last edition, in 2012, eight categories with the participation of 363 people.
São Paulo is the state with the highest number of winners of the ANA Prize: Six. States that have won the award: Rio Grande do Sul (3), Minas Gerais (2), Paraná (2), Pernambuco (2), Sergipe (2), Ceará (1), Goiás (1), Mato Grosso (1) , Mato Grosso do Sul(1), Paraíba (1), Rio Grande do Norte (1) and Santa Catarina (1). Learn more about the winners and finalists of the ANA Award on: http://premio.ana.gov.br/Edicao/2014/projetos.aspx.
Text: Raylton Alves – ASCOM / ANA