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Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge winners announced
Date:6/1/2011

Stein, Director of ENS in South Africa.

Projects were evaluated on the degree to which they were replicable, scalable, sustainable, and innovative; emphasised solutions with practical applicability; addressed non-discrimination/equality of access from a scientific, legal or other basis; and involved a range of stakeholders and local communities.

According to the World Health Organisation, lack of water to meet daily needs is a reality for one in three people around the world. Poor access to safe water contributes to health crises in many developing countries, and increasingly leads to violent conflict. The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge contributes to the Water for Life Decade, established by the UN General Assembly, running between 2005 and 2015, in support of the Millennium Development Goal to reduce by half the number of people without access to safe drinking water and to stop unsustainable exploitation of water resources.

Dr. Mrcia Balisciano, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Reed Elsevier said, "The two winning projects fulfill the aim of the Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge to provide clean and sustainable water to communities in need and, because they are scalable, the benefits can be widely dispersed. The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge is a tangible example of how we aim to use our networks and expertise to facilitate the exchange and dissemination of information to benefit society."

The two winning projects will be featured in the Reed Elsevier journal Water Research, and will be celebrated at a reception on 24 August in Stockholm, Sweden during World Water Week. To find out more visit the Environmental Challenge website or email Environmental.Challenge@reedelsevier.com.


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