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Date: Jan 25, 2008 9:58 PM
Subject: Reminder: PREP call on Water for Energy and Energy for Water
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We would like to remind you of WISIONS' current PREP call on good practice
projects in the field of *'Water for Energy and Energy for Water'*.
deadline is on February 16th, 2008*.
*Details about the call and how to submit your good practice project:*
WISIONS is an initiative of the German Wuppertal Institute for Climate,
Environment and Energy, on behalf of the Swiss Foundation ProEvolution. One
action field is called PREP, the Promotion of Resource Efficiency Projects.
PREP's key objectives are publishing and promoting good practice in energy
and resource efficiency. People around the world are asked to present their
good practice examples. Topic and target groups thus will vary regularly
with the objective of addressing a wide range of issues and stakeholders.
The most convincing projects will be published in WISIONS brochures and will
be promoted to multipliers, political decision-makers, scientists and
activists. By doing this, projects will get the publicity they deserve and
provide certain ideas worldwide to improve the efficient use of resources.
WISIONS launched its new *PREP-call* on the topic *'Water for Energy and
Energy for Water'*. Water and energy are precious resources, however, many
people in developing countries lack access to save drinking water and
sanitation, the withdrawals for agriculture are competing with water users
from other sectors, and energy shortfalls due to increased energy demand are
predicted. Therefore WISIONS aims to promote good practice examples dealing
either with water as a driving agent for renewable energy (e.g. small hydro
schemes, wave and tidal power plants) or with the provision of clean and
safe drinking water by renewable energy (e.g. solar driven desalination,
groundwater pumping or irrigation systems). Up to 5 good practice projects
will be chosen for publication and will receive a grant of *500 Euros*.
The *application deadline* is on *February 16th, 2008*.
The fields of interest include
- Projects concerned with socially and ecologically sound small
- Projects that focus on wave or tidal power
- Projects that t reduce water poverty by, for example, the
desalination of salted or brackish water with the help of renewable energy
- Projects that support water treatment systems operating with
renewable energy to improve the reuse of water and sanitation to ensure high
- Projects that address the use of renewable energy for water pumping
and resource efficient irrigation systems
*How to participate*
- Send a brief description of your successfully implemented good
practice project dealing with water and renewable energy to
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- WISIONS gives you feedback of the project's qualification for
- In case of positive response fill in the application form and send
it back to WISIONS.
- Your project will be published in a PREP brochure and/or on the
- Has your project been decided for being published in the PREP
brochure, you will additionally receive a grant of 500 Euros.
- All PREP brochures will be available in hardcopy and online. They
will be distributed among networks, politicians, scientists and other
All necessary information is available at
If you are enthusiastic about our project we would like to ask you to spread
the news about this call via forwarding the information to interested
organisations, post it on your webpage or include it in your newsletter.
Thank you very much for your backing.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Maike Bunse (Ms.)
On behalf of the WISIONS Team
More information about WISIONS, the criteria,
previous issues of PREP-brochures, as well as the
necessary application form, you will find on
the webpage www.wisions.net
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Fax: +49 - (0)202 – 2492 - 198
Phone: +49 - (0)202 - 2492 - 252
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Doeppersberg 19 D-42103 Wuppertal
Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
Tambmal, Phaltan-Lonand Road
Phaltan-415523, Maharashtra, India
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