Wetlands International wins Asia Water Management Excellence Award 2002
Wetlands International was awarded the "Asia Water Management Excellence Award 2002" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 26 March 2002 for its work in promoting the conservation of water resources and wetla...
Wetlands International was awarded the "Asia Water Management Excellence Award 2002" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 26 March 2002 for its work in promoting the conservation of water resources and wetlands. Dato Seri Samy Vellu, Minister of Public Works presented the award to Dr. Taej Mundkur, Regional Programme Director (Asia) on behalf of Wetlands International. The award ceremony was organised in conjunction with "Water 2002 - the International Water Technology, Equipment, Services and Management Exhibition and Conference". The awards were presented to four categories: government, industry, individual and NGO. Dr. Philippe Bergeron, Director of Singapore's Regional Institute of Environmental Technology and Chairman of the Awards Committee, in reading out the citation stated "This year's NGO Award winner is a model of excellence of multi-stakeholder participation to protect particularly fragile water resources ecosystems in Asia. Wetland International is rewarded today for its outstanding regional achievement in mobilizing, educating, training and managing a wide network of community groups that spearhead a decentralized wetland inventory management programme known as the Asian Wetland Inventory. This programme enables a multiplicity of interested communities to work along side leading scientists help gather, log and record professionally accurate, and reliable science-base indicators about the ecological diversity and services contributed by Asian wetlands to Asian countries." The awards are sponsored by the Regional Institute of Environmental Technology, Singapore (www.riet.org), Water 2002 and Water and Wastewater Asia.