In 2018, the Dar Si Hmad Association won the Access to Essential Services award for its project to collect fog water using the Cloud Fishers technology.
In 2018, the Dar Si Hmad Association won the Access to Essential Services award for its project to collect fog water using the Cloud Fishers technology.

The Institut de France and the SUEZ Foundation have called for new projects which contribute to the development of water services, sanitation and waste management in developing countries.

Created 10 years ago, these are the seventh SUEZ-Institut de France awards, which offer two financial awards of €50,000 each for the Access to Essential Services award (access to water, sanitation and waste management services) and the Social Entrepreneurship award (entrepreneurial approach to develop social and environmental progress).  

Projects must meet the criteria set by the Institut de France and the SUEZ Foundation SUEZ, particularly their durability, potential for replicability in other regions and capacity to benefit the largest number of people.

Candidates have until 15 December 15th to send their applications to: prix.initiatives@suez.com and prix@institutdefrance.fr.

In 2018, the Dar Si Hmad Association, which helps low income communities in Morocco, won the Access to Essential Services award for its project to collect fog water using the Cloud Fishers technology. The association said that the award has enabled it to supply drinking water to three more villages in southwestern Morocco.