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Global challenge is on for best two projects in safe water access

Global science/health online publishing company, Reed Elsevier, is running an environmental challenge to award two projects that best demonstrate sustainable access to safe water and/or access to improved sanitation for communities facing these difficulties.

Projects must have clear practical applicability, address identified need, and advance related issues such as health, education, or human rights. The challenge will be awarded in November 2012 and there will be a $50,000 prize for the first place entry and a $25,000 prize for the second place entry.The submission deadline is 15 April 2012.

Applicants will be offered access to relevant Reed Elsevier products that can help in the preparation of their submissions between November and March 2012. Winning projects will be highlighted in the Reed Elsevier journal Water Research. Reed Elsevier is a global provider of world-class information and tools that help advance science, improve medical outcomes, enable better legal decisions, evaluate risk, forge business relationships and gain business insight.

All five business units of the Amsterdam-based company have a growing portfolio of products and services that advance environmental knowledge and understanding. For more information visit


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