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."