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NAKFI Steering Committee Chair Named the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate

On March 22, 2011, the Stockholm International Water Institute named Stephen R. Carpenter, Professor of Zoology and Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the recipient of the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize. This announcement was made in connection with the UN World Water Day.

Professor Carpenter’s groundbreaking research has shown how lake ecosystems are affected by the surrounding landscape by human activities. His findings have formed the basis for concrete solutions on how to manage lakes.

The Stockholm Water Prize is a global award founded in 1991. The Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Receives $150,000US and a crystal sculpture specially designed and created by Orrefors. Professor Carpenter will receive his prize at a royal award ceremony during the World Water Week in Stockholm on August 25. 

Professor Carpenter is Chair of this year’s NAKFI Initiative on Ecosystem Services. For the complete press release announcing this honor, please visit http://www.siwi.org/sa/node.asp?node=1111. For more information about Professor Carpenter’s research, please visit: http://limnology.wisc.edu/personnel/carpenter/.