IWC lecturer Ben Fawcett wins University of Oklahoma 2010 International Water Prize
"I am extremely pleased to announce that Ben Fawcett has been selected as the 2nd winner of the OU International Water Prize," said David Sabatini, WaTER Center Director, Oklahoma University.
Ben Fawcett is an environmental health engineer, development manager, lecturer and researcher with three decades of work experience throughout the developing world.
He teaches Water and Sanitation in the International WaterCentre's Master of Integrated Water Management, and is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Advanced Water Management Centre of The University of Queensland.
Ben advises Engineers Without Borders on their policies and projects in the environmental health sector and continues to campaign for toilets for those suffering the indignity of life without such basic facilities.
"Ben has over three decades of extensive water and sanitation service to emerging regions and is most recently known for his book, The Last Taboo: Opening the Door on the Global Sanitation Crisis," said Mr Sabatini. "The University of Oklahoma is excited to have the opportunity to officially award Ben the Water Prize at the 2011 OU International WaTER Conference."