Dr. Sherif El-Safty, Independent Scientist Wins the 9th Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water in the Category of Creativity Prize.

Dr. Sherif El-Safty, Independent Scientist of Research Center for Functional Material, received 9th Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water in the category of Creativity Prize.

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The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is a scientific prize with a focus on innovation. Established in 2002 by HRH Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, it rewards the efforts made by scientists, inventors and research organizations around the world which contribute to the sustainable availability of potable water and the alleviation of the escalating global problem of water scarcity. To this end, PSIPW awards a suite of five prizes every two years, covering the entire water research landscape to find solutions to the various water-related challenges facing the world today. Especially, the Creativity Prize that Dr. Sherif received is very prestigious, awarded for cutting-edge interdisciplinary scientific work that can rightly be considered a breakthrough in any water-related field. Dr. El-Safty’s team has developed novel nano-materials that quantitatively detects and selectively removes a wide range of water contaminants in a single step.

The 9th Awards Ceremony of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) was held on Monday, 22 March 2021 in conjunction with the “High-Level Meeting on the Implementation the Water-Related Goals and Targets of the 2030 Agenda” which was held virtually at the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the UN co-organised the event, which was also co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Qatar, Singapore, Tajikistan, Thailand and Yemen.