Giant in global water management receives Stockholm Water Prize
Stockholm (2014-09-04) – Professor John Briscoe of South Africa today received the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize for his unparalleled contributions to global and local water management, inspired by an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of people on the ground. H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden presented the prize to Prof. Briscoe at a Royal Award Ceremony during World Water Week in Stockholm.
In its citation, the Stockholm Water Prize Committee stated that Professor John Briscoe ”has combined worldclass research with policy implementation and practice to improve the development and management of water resources as well as access to safe drinking water and sanitation.”
On receiving the award, Professor Briscoe said he was “deeply honoured”, and that “one of my blessings is having had such great mentors.