RBC today announced its latest round of RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant recipients. Thirty-one organizations, selected out of 159 applicants from around the world, will share more than $4,194,000 million in grants for programs that help protect watersheds and improve access to clean drinking water. Recipients will deliver programs in Canada, the United States and the British Isles.

“It was a daunting exercise to evaluate and choose from the 159 applications,” said Rob de Loë, professor and University Research Chair in Water Policy and Governance, University of Waterloo, and chair of the RBC Blue Water Project Advisory Panel. “We were looking for innovative, collaborative programs that would provide a significant, measurable environmental and social impact. I’m confident that the 31 finalists represent a strong-cross section of local, regional and national programs that will result in better protection for watersheds and improved access to clean drinking water.”

Since 2007, RBC has committed more than $20.48 million in single and multi-year grants to 155 organizations, including the 31 announced today. For a full list of 2009 recipients, click here.

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