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"Virtual Water" innovator awarded by Stockholm Water Prize 2008


Pr. John Anthony Allan awarded with the 2008 Stockholm Water Prize

Borealis and Borouge are delighted to share the announcement of the 2008 Stockholm Water Prize laureate: Pr. John Anthony Allan from the King's College in London and the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Pr. Allan notably pionnered the concept of "virtual water", which measures the water embedded in goods and products we use in our daily life, such as your cup of coffee that requires 140 litres of water to grow, produce, pack and ship the beans.

As part of Water for the World, Borealis and Borouge have launched a review of the water footprint of their operations and products and will further communicate about it. The nomination of Pr. Allan is a further encouragement for industry and consumers to understand and improve their water footprint.

The prize will be awarded at the World Water Week in Stockholm on 21 August 2008, where Borealis and Borouge will actively participate. Since 2007, Borealis and Borouge have been co-founding the Stockholm Water Prize to promote and reward water best-practices and scientific progress. 

See also SIWI's press release and consult our Stockholm Water Prize case story [pdf]. 

Watch Pr. Allan award ceremony (You Tube)

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