Stockholm Water Prize Laureates discuss human right to water at the Vatican

News Feb 24, 2017

Shri Rajendra Singh and Professor Asit K. Biswas discuss the role of public policy in sustainable water and sanitation management at workshop dedicated to the human right to water hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Science.

This week (Feb 23 – 24, 2017) the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences hosts a workshop series on the human right to water and the role of public policy in sustainable water and sanitation management. Among the many distinguished speakers are two Stockholm Water Prize Laureates.

Shri Rajendra Singh, dubbed the Water Man of India, was awarded the Stockholm Water Prize in 2015 for his innovative water restoration efforts, improving water security in rural India, and for showing extraordinary courage and determination in his quest to improve the living conditions for those most in need. 

Professor Asit K. Biswas, was awarded the Stockholm Water Prize in 2006 for fostering a new “socio-economic and political climate,” which enabled the effective translation of scientific (both natural and social) and technical advances into meaningful measures.

A live webcast of the event can be viewed here:  https://youtu.be/7yBxBuKieRI

On World Water Day (March 22), SIWI will announce this year’s Stockholm Water Prize Laureate at the official UN-Water World Water Day event in Durban, South Africa, as well as at a World Water Day event in Stockholm, Sweden. SIWI will also join Circle of Blue, the Club of Rome, The World Economic Forum, the High-Level Panel on Water and others at the Vatican for a discussion about the global water crises following a World Water Day Papal Address by Pope Francis.

For more information about the Stockholm Water Prize and/or SIWI’s World Water Day activities please contact:

Rowena Barber
Communications Manager, Outreach & Media Relations
rowena.barber@siwi.org