Stockholm Water front | Number 1 | May 10, 2006
Professor Asit K. Biswas, a tireless water proponent who constantly challenges the “status quo” and who helped foster a critical re-think among United Nations agencies, national governments, professional associations and others about how to improve delivery of water and sanitation services and management of our water resources, is the 2006 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate.
Professor Biswas is an Indian-born Canadian citizen and president of the Mexico City-based Third World Centre for Water Management. The Stockholm Water Prize is a global award founded in 1990 and presented annually to an individual, organisation or institution for outstanding water-related activities. The activities can be within fields like education and awareness-raising, human and international relations, research, water management and water-related aid. The Stockholm Water Prize Laureate receives USD 150,000 along with a glass sculpture, which will be presented during the 2006 World Water Week in Stockholm, August 20-26. HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is the Patron of the Stockholm Water Prize.