28 August 2018, Stockholm World Water Week: Professors Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht were awarded the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize for their significant contribution to wastewater treatment research. The prize was presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, at a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall.
By revolutionizing microbiological-based technologies in water and wastewater treatment, Professors Mark van Loosdrecht and Bruce Rittmann have demonstrated the possibilities to remove harmful contaminants from water, cut wastewater treatment costs, reduce energy consumption, and even recover chemicals and nutrients for recycling.
Their pioneering research and innovations have led to a new generation of energy-efficient water treatment processes that can effectively extract nutrients and other chemicals – both valuable and harmful – from wastewater.
Mark van Loosdrecht is Professor in Environmental Biotechnology at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Bruce Rittmann is Regents’ Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of the Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, USA. Both work closely with IWA Publishing.
Watch the cermony from SIWI (Stockholm International Water Institute) here: https://vimeo.com/287273926
Photo: Jonas Borg/SIWI