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Meet Our Partners

The Everglades Foundation is proud to welcome the following partners in support of the George Barley Water Prize. Sourcing breakthrough solutions that solve the global issue of excess phosphorus in freshwater would not be possible without the generous contributions of partners like these from every sector of society.

Presenting Partner


The mission of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation is to inspire, connect and cultivate communities of purpose in the areas of environmental improvement, youth empowerment, and community gardens and greenspaces. The Foundation carries out its mission by funding qualifying charitable entities that support its core initiatives in the form of grants, endowments, and multi-year capital gifts. The Foundation is deeply rooted in preserving our planet, empowering the next generation, and helping create healthier communities.

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Showcase Partner

Chartered by Congress in 1984, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) protects and restores the nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. Working with federal, corporate and individual partners, NFWF has funded more than 4,500 organizations and committed more than $3.8 billion to conservation projects.

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Launch Partner


Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. They believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. As the launch event sponsor, Knight Foundation will aid in awareness and publicity of the George Barley Water Prize.

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Tech Partner


Xylem is a leading global water technology company with operations in more than 150 countries. They promise to solve their customers’ most challenging water problems, and set industry standards for fluid technology applications and water solutions. As a technological sponsor, Xylem will provide proprietary testing instruments to support field evaluations of the prize applicant technologies.

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Event Partner

The Field Museum, located in Chicago, is one of the largest natural history museums in the world.  Its mission is to fuel a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture.

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Advisory Council

Christine Todd Whitman

Former EPA Administrator and New Jersey Governor

Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Investing, Northern Trust Asset Management

Debra Shore

Board of Commissioners, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Jay Corless

Senior Director for Innovation, UN Foundation

Dean Kamen

Inventor, Entrepreneur

Tom Barrett

Mayor of Milwaukee

Henk Ovink

Dutch Special Envoy for International Water Affairs

the late Sir Harold Kroto

Nobel Prize-winning Chemist

Everglades Foundation Board – Prize Leadership

Dr. Maurice Ferré, Committee Chairman

Rex Hamilton

Marshall Field V

Nicholas G. Penniman IV

Carlos de la Cruz, Jr.

James A. Kushlan, Ph.D.

Kevin Law

Ted Caplow, Ph.D.

Leadership Network