We are very proud to announce that PANIWATER project leader Kevin McGuigan has been named as a recipient of the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences which rewards outstanding scientific research projects that have led to an improvement in the quality of human life.
Prize motivation – from the UNESCO website.
“Prof. Kevin McGuigan of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland-(RCSI) is rewarded for his cutting-edge research on the development and implementation of solar water disinfection technology (SODIS) to combat waterborne diseases among people without access to safe drinking water in Africa and Asia.
His approach to this research is unique and pioneering, not only in the laboratory, but especially in the field, among the communities most exposed to waterborne diseases in developing countries. His research group demonstrated the impact using SODIS on childhood diarrhoea in 1996 and then on dysentery. SODIS has since demonstrated its effectiveness against all major waterborne pathogens.”