Wetlands International wins award in Asia
(posted to the Ramsar Forum, 7 May 2002)
I am pleased to inform you that Wetlands International was recently 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.
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, Water 2002 and Water and Wastewater Asia.
Please visit http://www.wetlands.org/news&/NewsItems/AsiaAward.html for more information on this award.
Alvin LOPEZ Regional Technical Officer (Asia)
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