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Inventor of "virtual water" concept wins 2008 Stockholm Water Prize
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09:10, March 20, 2008

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British professor John Anthony Allan has been awarded the 2008 Stockholm Water Prize for introducing the concept of "virtual water," the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) announced here Wednesday.

Introducing the "virtual water" concept in 1993, Professor Allan, from King's College of the University of London, demonstrated that people do not only consume water when they drink it or take a shower, but also consume much more water when they eat food and drink coffee, SIWI said in a statement.

Taking into account "virtual water" has a major impact on global trade policy and research, especially in water-scarce regions, and has redefined discourse in water policy and management, the institute added.

The Stockholm Water Prize is a global award founded in 1990 and presented annually by the Stockholm Water Foundation to an individual, organization or institution for outstanding water-related research.

The prize consists of 150,000 U.S. dollars and a glass sculpture, which will be presented on Aug. 21 in Stockholm City Hall.


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