The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) thank all participants to the fourth edition of the WASH Media Awards. Winners were announced at the Stockholm World Water Week in August.

The WASH Media Awards recognize and support the crucial role of media in raising awareness of the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene services. It aims to promote coverage of WASH issues in the local, national and international media to have a positive influence on decision-makers, the private sector, the civil society as well as individuals and households.

WSSCC is pleased to annouce six winners to this year's WASH Media Awards.

The journalists and their winning entries are:

•    Alain Tossounon (Benin): “Access to safe water in the town of Ava-Sô, A perilous conquest for survival.” (Accès à l'eau potable dans la commune de Sô-Ava, Une conquête périlleuse pour la survie.)
•    Ngala Killian Chimtom (Cameroon): “The Taps Have Run Dry
•    Berta Tilmantaite (Lithuania): “The River Runs Back
•    Francis Odupute (Nigeria): “The Strategists
•    Francesca de Châtel (Belgium): “Water Around the Mediterranean
•    Ketan Trivedi (India): “Alchemy of Earning Money through Wastes and Making a Village Clean, Hygienic and Lovely” 

The winners received their awards during a ceremony, on 31 August 2012 at the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden.  During the World Water Week, the journalists shared their experiences on reporting WASH issues with leading water, sanitation, environment and development experts reporting during different session throughout the week. 

See our press release to read more.

Last updated: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 14:24