The “Compromiso Mexico” Water Prize was awarded for the first time during the local authorities component of the 5th World Water Forum, on March 18th 2009. Guangzhou Province, China was selected for the first place prize of $ 15,000 USD, second prize of $ 10,000 was awarded to León, Guanajuato, Mexico, and Lima, Peru, was chosen as the third prize of $ 5,000, for their excellent public water supply and/or sanitation policies. The prize was presented by Enrique Peña Nieto, Governor of the State of Mexico.
As the host country of the 4th World Water Forum, Mexico is committed to the water cause, a fundamental aspect for the country and for human development. As a result of being the first host country for the World Water Forum in the American Continent, Mexico established the prize to reward the best local public policies that have had a positive impact on the drinking water, sewerage and sanitation services in the communities they interact with.
The award bases and rules were set in collaboration with the National Civil Service Institute of Mexico (INAP), National Association of Water and Sanitation Utilities (ANEAS), World Water Council (WWC), and the Ministry of Water and Works of the State of Mexico (SAAOP). The winners were selected after an open application process by an international jury of experts.
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