Stockholm Water Prize Laureates
Over the years, the Stockholm Water Prize Laureates have represented a broad range of water-related activities, professions, and scientific disciplines from around the world
Their groundbreaking scientific discoveries and innovative solutions have changed how we understand and use water. Learn more about them.
Sandra Postel, USA
Sandra Postel's groundbreaking work has changed how many people view water. She was one of the first to warn of a global water crisis and to call for the conservation of water-based ecosystems. Today, she inspires decision-makers to find new solutions to water scarcity, climate change and biodiversity loss.
Dr Jackie King, South Africa
Dr Jackie King’s game-changing contributions to global river management have advanced the scientific understanding of water flows. Her work has given decision-makers methods and tools to assess the full range of costs and benefits when managing or developing river systems.
Professors Bruce Rittmann, USA / Mark van Loosdrecht, The Netherlands
By revolutionizing microbiological-based technologies in water and wastewater treatment, Professors Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht have demonstrated the possibilities to remove harmful contaminants from water, cut wastewater treatment costs, reduce energy consumption, and even recover chemicals and nutrients for recycling.
Professor Stephen McCaffrey, USA
Professor Stephen McCaffrey made unparalleled contribution to the evolution and progressive realization of international water law. His work continues to influence scholars, legal practitioners and policy-makers and contribute to the sustainable and peaceful management of shared waters.
Dr. Rita Colwell and Johns Hopkins, USA
Her pioneering research on the prevention of waterborne infectious diseases has helped protect the health and lives of millions. She is widely recognized as one of this century’s most influential voices in science, technology, and policy associated with water and health.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), India
CSE’s work, through publications, research and advocacy has helped create new thinking on how traditional systems of water management, which use rainwater endowment, once rejuvenated could become the starting point for the removal of rural poverty in many part of the world.