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2014-03-21 04:21:24

STOCKHOLM, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor John Briscoe, a native of South Africa, is named the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his unparalleled contributions to global and local water management, inspired by an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of people on the ground. John Briscoe lives in the United States, where he teaches at Harvard University. Upon receiving the news, Professor Briscoe said he was "Very surprised and honored. I am...

2010-03-22 06:00:00

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rita Colwell, distinguished Professor from the University of Maryland and John Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States, has been named the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. Dr. Colwell's pioneering research on the prevention of waterborne infectious diseases has helped protect the health and lives of millions. For full press release, translations, photos, audio and video material, visit:...

2009-03-25 07:42:00

STOCKHOLM, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh Sanitation Movement in India, has been named the 2009 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/siwi/37595/ As the Founder of the Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, Dr. Pathak is known around the world for his wide ranging work in the sanitation field to improve public health, advance social progress, and improve human...


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