Blue Planet Network, a San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit enabling safe drinking water projects worldwide, has been tapped as a Tech Award laureate for its Peer Water Exchange (PWX) program. PWX is the technology that powers Blue Planet Network’s unique online network to unlock the global capacity and creativity of individuals, philanthropies, businesses and expert water organizations to solve the global safe drinking water crisis. The Tech Awards is an international awards program that honors innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity. The Tech Museum, based in San Jose, Calif., along with Applied Materials which presents the awards, recognizes laureates in five categories: Environment, Economic Development, Education, Equality, and Health. Blue Planet Network was one of 15 laureates chosen out of over 1,000 nominations from 54 countries. ‘The Tech Awards is the premier stage for some of the most innovative thinkers of the science and technology world’ said Peter Friess, President of The Tech Museum. Each of this year’s laureates has earned the right to the spotlight that the museum shines on those whose work is dedicated to improving the lives of others the world over. Blue Planet Network has created a global online network with 70 members to implement best practices, build member capacity, fund high potential projects and transparently share impact to eradicate the global safe drinking water crisis. To date, it has enabled sustainable safe drinking water for 350,000 people and showcases $26 million of project data to promote best practices. To learn more, please visit www.blueplanetnetwork.org.