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LKY School Visiting Professor named Water Hero

27 February 2012

Prof Biswas has been named one of Impeller Magazine's 25 "water heroes" of the world

Prof Asit Biswas, Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy, has been named by Impeller Magazine as one of 25 "water heroes" of the world, placing him in the league of luminaries such as former US President Jimmy Carter, diplomat Kofi Annan and Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander.

Impeller, a leading news magazine published in nine languages, covers the latest developments in the water management industry, with focus on new technologies and environmental issues. It cited that Prof Biswas' "research and constant challenging of the status quo has had a real impact on water issues at a global level and on the ground." He was also acknowledged as a major force behind the International Water Supply and Sanitation Decade in the 1980s, which is credited with significantly improving the lives of millions in the developing world through affordable technologies and new approaches.

Prof Biswas is the Founder and the President of the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico and a founder of the International Water Resources Association and World Water Council. He has been a senior advisor to 20 governments, six Heads of the United Agencies, Secretary General of OECD, NATO and many other major international organisations.

Prof Biswas has won numerous awards, among them the Stockholm Water Prize in 2006 and the Man of the Year Award in Canada.