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Innovations in sanitation, irrigation win Stockholm awards

Innovations in sanitation, irrigation win Stockholm awards

May 31, 2013

Renowned sanitation innovator Dr Peter Morgan was named the 2013 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate and Netafim, pioneers of drip irrigation, was announced as the winner of the 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award. 

Both prizes will be presented by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) during the 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm this coming September.

Over the past four decades, Dr Morgan has invented and advanced low-cost practical solutions to provide access to safe sanitation and clean water for millions of people worldwide. By combining a scientific mind with practical skills and a knack for elegant simplicity, Dr. Morgan’s designs and ideas provide hope for the more than 780-million people without access to safe water and 2,5-billion people who lack access to adequate sanitation.

“Many currently existing solutions to provide clean water and sanitation are unaffordable, impractical and out of reach for the world’s poorest people,” says the Stockholm Water Prize Committee in its citation.

“As a result of Dr. Morgan’s pioneering work to develop practical water and sanitation technologies for those most in need, countless communities now enjoy safer water, a cleaner environment and higher quality of life.”

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