Thursday, February 5, 2015

Third OU International Water Prize Winner Announced

Mr. Peter Lochery

On September 26, the OU WaTER Center hosted its Fourth Biennial Water Symposium at Gaylord Hall on the OU campus where Peter Lochery was announced as the winner of the 2015 OU International Water Prize.  Lochery, a founding board member of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Advocates and founder and vice chairman of Millennium Water Alliance, focuses on water challenges in water-scarce regions.  He has been instrumental in cultivating relationships with entities that include the World Bank and Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria and leading advocacy groups such as CARE and Millennium Water Alliance.

Lochery will formally receive the Water Prize and give the plenary lecture at the OU International WaTER Conference scheduled for Sept. 21-23, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma.  The conference theme "Off the Grid:  Sustainable Water and Sanitation in a Non-Networked World" is designed to bring together participants from multiple disciplines responding to the UN Millennium Development Goals of bringing water and sanitation to developing countries.  Attendees will include water and sanitation experts from academia, industry, NGOs, government and foundations; we anticipate over 200 participants from 20 or more countries.  We look forward to seeing you there!