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Photos World Award 2015

19. January 2016, Tehran/Iran

Iranian minister of energy Hamid Chitchian
Vice-president Masoumeh Ebtekar

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Iranian minister of energy Hamid Chitchian

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Iranian organiser Majid Saraidarian

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Category Water

WINNER: Ceramic Pot Filters for water treatment

APPLICANT: SWCEA
PERSON: MESIAKI KIMEREI UND STELA MESIAKI KIMEREI
COUNTRY: TANSANIA

Ceramic pot water filters treat contaminated water by way of filtration, thereby reducing the demand for conventional water treatments like boiling water, which uses non-renewable bio-mass & fossil fuels and produces carbon emissions.

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Category Water

WINNER: Tehran sewerage project

APPLICANT: TEHRAN SEWAGE COMPANY
COUNTRY: IRAN

The Tehran Sewage Company is constructing and operating the largest wastewater treatment plant in the Middle East which contributes to water conservation on a large scale.

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Nobel prize winnner and presenter prof. Munasinghe

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Category Earth

WINNER: From Trees to Forests to Water to Food: LIFE!

APPLICANT: GREEN ETHIOPIA
PERSON: HANS RUDOLF ZEHNDER
COUNTRY: ETHIOPIA

The overall objective of the Foundation Green Ethiopia is to fight erosion in rural areas of Ethiopia by reforesting hills and mountain sides primarily with indigenous trees. The developing forests increase biodiversity, soil fertility and support water harvesting.

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Iranian minister of energy Hamid Chitchian

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Indian Minister Maneka Gandhi

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Category Air

WINNER: Electric powered lorry for daily carriage of goods

APPLICANT: COOP GRUPPE GENOSSENSCHAFT
PERSON: GEORG WEINHOFER
COUNTRY: SWITZERLAND

As Coop aims to be CO2-neutral by 2023, they have shifted part of their goods transports from streets to rails, fueled their trucks with biodiesel and now use electric trucks to achieve their goal of a CO2-neutral goods transport.

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Iranian organiser Mohammad Emami

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Category Fire

WINNER: How water and bleach make a Liter of Light

APPLICANT: MYSHELTER FOUNDATION
PERSON: ILLAC DIAZ ANCELLOTTI
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM

Liter of Light is an open-source two step solution to build a grassroots micro-solar industry in a country by creating a livelihood program that trains women from low-income populations to assemble locally sourced, sustainable, and affordable solar products.

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Category Youth

WINNER: Freshwater Cup Environmental Football Tournament

Applicant: Toledo Institute for Development and Environment
Country: Belize

Based in the Toledo district of Belize, the Freshwater Cup is an annual football tournament with a difference - to participate, each team of 18 school children (ages 10-12) must plan and execute an environmental project in their community.

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