‘Water Man’ Rajendra Singh wins Stockholm Water Prize

Eminent environment activist Rajendra Singh, has been conferred the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize this year for his innovative water restoration efforts and extraordinary courage to empower communities in Indian villages.

  • He is widely popular as the ‘Water Man’.
  • He was named the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for improving water security in rural India, and for showing extraordinary courage and determination in his quest to improve the living conditions for those most in need.
  • He has already won Ramon Magsaysay award in 2001 for his work on community-based water harvesting and water management.

About the Award:

  • The Stockholm Water Prize is a global award founded in 1991 and presented annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to an individual, organisation or institution for outstanding water-related achievements.
  • The Stockholm Water Prize Laureate receives USD 150,000 and a specially designed sculpture.

Sources: The Hindu.

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