On World Water Day, 22 March it was announced that Professor Emeritus Wilfried Brutsaert is the 2022 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. Wilfried Brutsaert is Professor in Engineering Emeritus at Cornell University, USA. To many hydrologists, he is however known as Mr Evaporation since he is one of the most outstanding experts on the topic. The announcement also marks the opening for nominations for Stockholm Water Prize 2023.
The Prize is awarded to a person or organization who contributes to the conservation and protection of water resources, and to the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. All who have made extraordinary water-related achievements are eligible. Over the years, Stockholm Water Prize Laureates have represented a wide range of water-related activities, professions, and scientific disciplines from all over the world.
This diversity reflects the fact that our understanding of water has broadened over the years and the Stockholm Water Prize actively seeks to contribute to this expansion. SIWI strongly encourages the nomination of more women candidates and is committed to ensuring that the Prize awards knowledge from many geographical, professional, and scientific backgrounds.
Professor Deliang Chen, chairman of the Nominating Committee says: “We invite nominators to help us recognize outstanding achievements related to water. Such achievements come in many forms and so we welcome nominators to keep an open mind about the essence of what prominent water achievements are. It is also worth noting that Stockholm Water Prize is set to reflect the diversity of the water world, both in terms of who gets nominated and for what.”
Anyone can submit a nomination for the Stockholm Water Prize, except for self-nominations and nominations by persons with direct professional or family ties to the candidate. Read more about Stockholm Water Prize and nominate here.