Innovations in Sanitation and Irrigation Technologies Win Stockholm Water Prize and Stockholm Industry Water Award

STOCKHOLM, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Renowned sanitation innovator Dr. Peter Morgan was named the 2013 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate and Netafim, pioneers of drip irrigation, was announced as the winner of the 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award.

Both prizes will be presented by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) during the 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm this coming September.

World class inventor improves the lives of millions

Over the past four decades, Dr. Morgan has invented and advanced low-cost practical solutions to provide access to safe sanitation and clean water for millions of people worldwide. By combining a scientific mind with practical skills and a knack for elegant simplicity, Dr. Morgan's designs and ideas provide hope for the more than 780 million people without access to safe water and 2.5 billion people who lack access to adequate sanitation.

"Many currently existing solutions to provide clean water and sanitation are unaffordable, impractical and out of reach for the world's poorest people," said the Stockholm Water Prize Committee in its citation. "As a result of Dr. Morgan's pioneering work to develop practical water and sanitation technologies for those most in need, countless communities now enjoy safer water, a cleaner environment and higher quality of life."

H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, the Patron of the Stockholm Water Prize, will present the prize to Dr. Morgan at a Royal Award Ceremony on September 5.

Read the full press release and download resources at: http://www.siwi.org/swp2013

Global leader in drip irrigation receives Stockholm Industry Water Award

Netafim, a leading provider of drip irrigation worldwide, was named winner of the 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award. Currently, more than ten million hectares of farmland are irrigated with drip irrigation, a technology pioneered by Netafim that dramatically improves water, energy and labour productivity.

"Globally, seventy per cent of our finite freshwater is used for irrigation and with rapidly expanding demand for agricultural products there is a dire need to improve water productivity. Netafim's remarkable achievements, helping farmers across the world to 'grow more with less', are directly contributing to a more water and food secure world," said the Stockholm Industry Water Award Committee in its citation.

Read the full press release and download resources at: http://www.siwi.org/siwa2013

SOURCE Stockholm International Water Institute



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