2004 Stockholm Water Prize laureate to be announced March 22

The recipient of the 2004 Stockholm Water Prize, an international award for outstanding achievements on behalf of the world's water, will be announced in Stockholm March 22.

Mar 1st, 2004


$150,000 prize awarded for outstanding contributions on behalf of the world's water

March 1, 2004 -- The recipient of the 2004 Stockholm Water Prize, an international award for outstanding achievements on behalf of the world's water, will be announced in Stockholm on March 22 in a press conference at 11.00, Central European Time (CET).

The $150,000 Stockholm Water Prize is being presented by the Stockholm Water Foundation for the 14th time. The Stockholm Water Prize is presented annually to an individual, institution, organisation or company for outstanding applied research or direct action within the fields of water science, engineering, management, action or awareness building.

Examples of activities within those fields include, but are not limited to, aquatic ecology and hydrology, civil, chemical and environmental engineering, integrated water resources management, development aid and water advocacy.

Nominations for the Prize come from the international scientific and environmental communities, organisations, the business sector and the general public.

The announcement will be made during a press conference at the Stockholm City Hall and posted along with photos and related information at www.siwi.org at 12.00 CET. The announcement is always made on March 22, the United Nations World Water Day.

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is the Patron of the Stockholm Water Prize and will present the award at a ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall during the annual World Water Week in Stockholm, August 16-20, 2004.

Previous Stockholm Water Prize winners have represented many water-related disciplines - from technology and education to engineering and research - and have come from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Japan, South Africa, Switzerland, Venezuela and the United States.

Founders of the Stockholm Water Prize are Anglian Water, Bacardi, DuPont, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, General Motors, Grundfos, Hewlett Packard, ITT Flygt, Kaupthing Bank, Kemira Kemwater, KPMG, Ragn-Sells, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Snecma, Stockholm Water Festival, Swedish Railways (SJ), Uponor Group and the Water Environment Federation.

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