UK Secretary of State for International Development congratulates IWMI

Ahead of the award ceremony for the Stockholm Water Prize, Andrew Mitchell, the UK Secretary of State for International Development has congratulated IWMI on becoming the 2012 prize laureate.

Andrew Mitchell MP,
Secretary of State for International Development


“The International Water Management Institute has done some outstanding work tackling the water challenges poor communities face all over the world, including helping thousands of farmers across the world irrigate their land more efficiently and making a very real difference to their lives and livelihoods,” said Mr Mitchell.

“The UK government is proud to support the Institute’s innovative programmes to use water sustainably to grow crops, improve food security and reduce poverty. Winning the 2012 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate is great recognition for their work.”

Dr Colin Chartres, former Director General of IWMI, will accept the prize on behalf of the institution from His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, at a special ceremony on Thursday.

Photo credit: DFID – UK Department for International Development


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