UNESCO-IHE Rector awarded Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Prize
Prof. András Szöllösi-Nagy, Rector of UNESCO-IHE, was awarded the Water Prize of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation for his contribution to the Sciences and creating a better understanding of the environment, particularly for being instrumental in reforming the teaching of multidisciplinary water resources for the benefit of developing countries.
Over the past 17 years, as Governor of the World Water Council, he drew attention to the issue of water in the world and educated both the general public and policy makers on the subject. The event took place at an official awarding ceremony in Monte Carlo on 7 October, in the presence of 1500 guests from all over the world.
Other award winners include: Dr. David Suzuki (Canada), in the category 'Climate Change'. Dr. Suzuki is President of the David Suzuki Foundation. Dr. Gretchen Daily (USA) received the award in the category 'Biodiversity'.