Challenges the Global Status Quo on Water

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.

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