Zimbabwe toilet man wins prize

2013-05-23 22:18

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Stockholm - Zimbabwean researcher Peter Morgan was on Thursday named the winner of the 2013 Stockholm Water Prize for developing low-cost, practical water and sanitation methods.

"Many currently existing solutions to provide clean water and sanitation are unaffordable, impractical and out of reach for the world's poorest people," the jury said.

Morgan has developed a bush pump and a pit latrine which are in wide use.

The so-called Blair Ventilated Pit Latrine has been adapted as a national standard in Zimbabwe, where about 500 000 have been built.

On winning the $150 000 award, Morgan said he had been encouraged to continue to help "improve the conservation and supply of this most precious resource - water."

Morgan has also developed a method to recycle human waste to be used to improve soil quality. "Eco-san" toilets are used in many countries, the Stockholm Water Prize jury said.

Morgan was born in Britain in 1943 but is a citizen of Zimbabwe, where he heads the non-profit group Aquamor.

Swedish King Carl Gustaf was set to present the award in September at a ceremony in Stockholm as part of World Water Week.

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