See details of the 2016 winners here

The RELX Group Environmental Challenge is awarded to projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation. Projects must have clear practical applicability, address identified need, and advance related issues such as health, education, or human rights.

There is a $50,000 prize for the first place entry and a $25,000 prize for the second place entry. The winners will receive free access for one year to ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s database of full text, scientific information, including almost 250,000 articles since 2000 in Environmental Sciences. The winning projects will be highlighted in the RELX Group journal Water Research.

RELX Group is a global provider of world-class information and tools that help our customers advance science, improve medical outcomes, enable better legal decisions, evaluate risk, forge business relationships and gain business insight. All four business units of our company have a growing portfolio of products and services that advance environmental knowledge and understanding. We are committed to using our extensive networks and expertise to facilitate the exchange and dissemination of useful information about improving access to sustainable water supply.

In 2015, in honour of the fifth year of the RELX Environmental Challenge, we made these films about two of the remarkable projects we supported around the world to ensure access to safe water and improved sanitation: