Prof. Asit K Biswas, a graduate (1960 AZ CE) of IIT Kharagpur has been awarded the Stockholm Water Prize for 2006. Considered by many to be the "Nobel Prize for Water Scientists", this prize is awarded to person(s) who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of water technology.
Prof. Biswas is the President of The Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico.
Prof. Biswas has been awarded this prize in recognition for his outstanding work relating to global water resources issues:
Professor Biswas is awarded the Stockholm Water Prize for his outstanding and multi-faceted contributions to global water resource issues, including research, education and awareness, water management, human and international relations in both developed and developing countries. While many highly-qualified experts in aquatic disciplines distinguish themselves as academicians, others as practitioners, others as government advisors, and others as writers and lecturers, Professor Biswas with his wide knowledge is highly recognised in all of these areas and, most importantly, has over a broad front applied his skills internationally, thereby adding new dimensions to the wise use and management of the global water resources.
Our congratulations to Prof. Biswas.
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