The Water Research Commission (WRC) has partnered with the NSTF to establish an award that acknowledges outstanding contributions towards sustainable water management, knowledge generation and solutions

The WRC was established in terms of the Water Research Act (Act No 34 of 1971). It is deemed to be of national importance to generate new knowledge and to promote South Africa’s water research purposefully. The WRC responds to the national need to fund priority and relevant water research studies and provide both strategic and facilitatory leadership for water technology transfer and innovation.