Thursday, September 16, 2010

Stockholm Water Prize 2010

World Water Week, the annual conference organized by the Stokholm International Water Institute ended last week with the announcement of the prestigious Stockholm Water prize to Dr Rita Colwel for her exceptional contribution in the control of the spread of cholera, a waterborne pathogen that infects 3 to 5 million people and leads to an estimated 120,000 deaths each year. The citation reads ‘Through her groundbreaking research, innovations and decades of scientific leadership, she has defined our current understanding of the ecology of infectious diseases and developed the use of advanced technologies to halt their spread. Her work has established the basis for environmental and infectious disease risk assessment used around the world.’ Link

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