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Harvard professor wins 'Nobel Prize of water'
Date:3/21/2014

Cambridge, Mass. March 21, 2014 A Harvard professor who has made a career of tackling water insecurity challenges around the world will receive the Stockholm Water Prize, known informally as the "Nobel Prize of water."

John Briscoe, Visiting Professor of Environmental Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), was selected by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to receive the award. An expert in water policy and development issues, Briscoe also holds appointments on the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School.

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, the patron of the prize, will present the award at a ceremony in Stockholm on September 4. A link to the Stockholm Water Prize announcement including the full text of the citation and video interview can be found here.

The Stockholm Water Prize, awarded annually since 1991, will be given to Briscoe for his "unparalleled contributions to global and local management of water contributions covering vast thematic, geographic, and institutional environments that have improved the lives and livelihoods of millions of people worldwide." Citing Briscoe's expertise as a researcher, policy maker, and hands-on practitioner of water policy management, SIWI lauded him for "providing the world with tools for peaceful, productive, and equitable management of the Earth's water resources."

Briscoe received a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Harvard in 1976. His subsequent work career has borne the hallmarks of the iconic Harvard Water Program, deeply rooted in his discipline but able to work across a wide range of other disciplines, and able to bring questions from practice to researchers and the findings of research into practice. Over three decades, Briscoe has worked on water issues in many countries and at many levels, from the village to the global. He lived in his native South Africa, the United States, Bangladesh, India and Brazil, and worked in dozens of countries around the world. After 20 years in leadership and management positions at the World Bank, Briscoe returned to Harvard in 2009 as Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, with joint appointments in the School of Public Health and Kennedy School of Government. A teacher of popular undergraduate and graduate courses on water, he has been nominated for major teaching and mentoring awards. Briscoe has led groups of students from across the university in collaborative research on water management in the Colorado, Indus, Mississippi, Murray- Darling and Sao Francisco basins.


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Contact: Paul Karoff
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Harvard University
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