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Professor Håkan Jönsson will be awarded the Water Prize by Föreningen Vatten (Society Water)

Published: 30 January 2018

March 14, Professor Håkan Jönsson will be awarded the Water Prize by Föreningen Vatten (Society Water).

"Never during my 10 years in the board of Föreningen Vatten have we received so many heavy nominations for a certain person. Most universities, organizations and individuals in the industry have shown strong support for this prize winner", writes Marta Ahlquist-Juhlén, chairman of the Society Water, in a comment. 

Håkan has worked with many questions. Among others, he has been actively working for closing the cycle between cities and rural areas for 25 years, and his research has made a great impression. Most well-known is his commitment to upstream solutions in wastewater systems and his work on recycling plant nutrition from wastewater to arable land.

Come to Stockholm (Tyrén's headquarters) on March 14th at the meeting of Föreningen Vatten and take part in his exciting prize-winning work over the years!”

Facts:

Håkan Jönsson is professor in Environmental Engineering at the Department of Energy and Technology has worked with circular technology since 1993.

Föreningen Vatten (Society Water) is a non-profit and non-political association that works for the proper housekeeping and care of water resources as well as for a good aquatic environment. The association is nationwide, strives to increase competence and cooperates with the other water and wastewater associations and organizations nationwide and to a certain extent internationally. Members come from all parts of the water and wastewater area; municipalities, other authorities, research, consulting, industry and construction.

The water prize is Föreningen Vattens largest environmental award, and it is given "to the person or group of persons active in the Nordic countries and who, through idea, construction, practical application, research, scientific dissertation, etc., have significantly promoted the development of water quality."

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