Nominations are now officially open for the 2017 run of the first-ever nationwide search for exemplary engineers and scientists who have developed and implemented projects that champion water, sanitation, environment and sustainability for marginalized communities.
The biennial Manila Water Foundation Prize for Engineering Excellence, which was first launched in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in 2015, previously honored five distinguished Filipinos who have paved the way for reinvention, creativity, and discovery that provided solutions to problems and difficulties that plague our nation.
Joining Manila Water Foundation (MWF) and DOST this 2017 is the Philippine Technological Council (PTC), the umbrella organization of all accredited professional engineering organizations recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission and self-certifying engineering professional organizations in the country. The triumvirate will join forces to find five new individuals who will be given PhP500,000 each for their inspiring engineering and scientific solutions that have resulted in positive social impacts.
Eligible to be nominated are bona fide Filipinos who have a degree in any engineering course or related sciences and have been actively performing engineering functions in the Philippines for a cumulative total of at least ten years.
More details, as well as downloadable forms, can be seen at www.manilawaterfoundation.org. Nominations will close on June 30, 2017.