Stroud Water Research Center Honors Dr. John Brisco For Fresh Water Stewardship

The Stroud Water Research Center presented John Briscoe, Ph.D., with the Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence at The Water's Edge, the Center’s annual gala at Longwood Gardens in the suburbs of Philadelphia on October 18.

This prestigious award, also known as the SAFE Water Award, is awarded for outstanding achievement to those who contribute broadly to the conservation and protection of fresh water. A unique glass vase designed by Simon Pearce accompanies the award.

John Briscoe, Ph.D., the Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering and Professor of the Practice of Environmental Health at Harvard University, directs the Harvard Water Security Initiative.

His career has focused on the issues of water, other natural resources, and economic development. He has worked as an engineer in the government water agencies of South Africa and Mozambique, an epidemiologist at the Cholera Research Center in Bangladesh, and a professor of water resources at the University of North Carolina.

In his 20-year career at the World Bank, he held high-level technical and managerial positions, shaping its governance and strategy.

Briscoe was a founding member of the major global water partnerships, including the World Water Council, the Global Water Partnership,and the World Commission on Dams. He has served on the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences  and the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum and he currently serves as a member of the Council of Distinguished Water Professionals of the International Water Association.

To learn more and for photos, visit the Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence webpage.


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