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WRC to receive Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation 2016 Water Award 

HE Mr Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Foundation’s Board of Directors, and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco will be presenting the Water Research Commission (WRC) with the 2016 Water Award, for outstanding commitment to providing sustainable access to water resources and water supply and sanitation in South Africa.

Mr Dhesigen Naidoo, CEO of the WRC, received a special invitation to accept the Prize on behalf of the WRC during the official Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s Award Ceremony, to be held on 30 June 2016 in the Principality of Monaco at the prestigious Salle des Etoiles. This event will take place within the framework of the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Foundation.

The foundation was created in 2006 by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and dedicates its work to environmental protection and sustainable development focused on climate change, biodiversity and water.

According to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Board of Directors, the WRC has done outstanding work in South Africa in the field of sustainable water resources, water supply and sanitation.

Upon receipt of the news, Naidoo congratulated the WRC staff for their hard work and confirmed that the award is indeed a great honour for the WRC.

The WRC is South Africa’s premier funding agency dedicated to water research. The strategic approach of the WRC focuses on promoting integrated approaches to meeting South Africa’s societal and water-sector  R&D needs, providing integrated solutions to complex, inter-disciplinary problems facing the water sector, encouraging strategic identification of needs in the water sector and investing in knowledge creation, transfer and dissemination in strategic research areas. By delivering on these strategic goals, the WRC has emerged as one of the research, development and innovation leaders in the South African water sector.

For more information about the WRC visit www.wrc.org.za .

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