11 july 2018

Another Honor for Dr. Rita Colwell!

Another Honor for Dr. Rita Colwell!

From left: Mr Bernard Tan, Managing Director of Singapore International Water Week; Mr Peter Joo Hee Ng, Chief Executive of PUB; Professor Rita Colwell, Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Laureate 2018; and Mr Harry Seah, Assistant Chief Executive (Future Systems & Technology) of PUB. Read more :

In recognizing the July 9th award of the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore Water Prize for 2018 to Dr. Rita Colwell, Dr. Thierry Vandevelde, C.E.O. of the Veolia Foundation spoke of her "...outstanding contributions during the past 50 years toward solving the pathogen aspect of the world's water crisis through her technical and biological accomplishments, and her public advocacy of preventing cholera epidemics by removing its causative bacterial agent, Vibrio cholera, from drinking water sources".

He also observed that Dr. Colwell is a founding member of the Veolia Foundation sponsored "Global Alliance Against Cholera" which is following her guidance in advocating filtration and disinfection of water for human consumption as the only proven method of preventing the consequences of Cholera and other water borne infectious diseases!

Approaching her eighth decade, Dr. Colwell has assured her many admirers and colleagues of her continuing commitment for many years to come of her encouraging massive government support of public health educational efforts toward the prevention of water borne diseases!
In conjunction with World Water Day 2018 and the launch of the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018 - 2028, SIWW is pleased to honour Professor Rita R. Colwell as the recipient of the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2018.