IWA Development Solutions Awards 2011 goes to Sandec
November 24, 2011,
This year's winners are Sandec, the Department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries at Eawag and the Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA) which works in the areas of poverty alleviation, sustainable protection of natural resources and the strengthening of social structures. Christian Zurbrügg, Director of Sandec, considers long-term commitment to be one of Sandec's greatest strengths when working to find solutions to water and sanitation issues in the developing world. He explains: "Our research projects are always based on a partnership approach. This means partnering with universities and research centres in the countries studied. Thus, I consider this award also a recognition of the excellent work of our partners, as well as, our collaboration with them. I would like to thank our partners for this." More information can be found in the IWA press release [pdf].