Scientist honoured for work on wastewater and resource re-use in agriculture
The award will be presented at the opening ceremony of the IWA’s Development Congress
and Exhibition in Amman, Jordan on Sunday, October 18.
“The award is granted in recognition for Pay’s contributions to science which have led to demonstrable impact in low and middle income countries,” said Ger Bergkamp, Executive Director of IWA. “[He is] an example to the water community in each corner of the globe.”
Drechsel’s research has played an important role in developing options for safe wastewater use in countries where treatment capacities are low and informal wastewater irrigation is common. His studies continue to explore the importance of irrigated urban and peri-urban agriculture for food security in cities.