NWRI receives UN award for service to public understanding of water issues
OTTAWA, ONT-Environment Canada's National Water Research Institute (NWRI) has received one of ten prestigious "United Nations International Year of Fresh Water Science, Education & Conservation Awards." NWRI won the Science and Public Awareness Award, presented to the individual or institution deemed to have performed the greatest service to public awareness of fresh water issues in Canada through leadership in shared scientific research. The UN's two-year International Year of Fresh Water and Wonder of Water initiative was created in 2003 to focus on the growing importance of water to the ecological and cultural heritage of Canada. The award is the second in as many years for NWRI. In June 2003, the Institute received the coveted "Cannes International Prize for Water and Sciences" during the 5th Cannes Water Symposium held in Cannes, France.