Memorial Workshop: John Briscoe’s Enduring Legacy Panel Discussion on Water, Sanitation and Poverty; Natural Resources and Environment; Population and Development
Friday, October 23, 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, with a reception to follow.
The Harvard Pop Center is pleased to host a memorial workshop in honor of the late John Briscoe, who served as director of the Harvard Water Security Initiative, an interdisciplinary program for graduate and undergraduate students. Briscoe also held professorships at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Public Health, and the Harvard Kennedy School. A native of South Africa, he was a former Senior Water Advisor at the World Bank and Country Director for Brazil. In March of 2014, Briscoe won the Stockholm Water Prize, widely known as “the Nobel Prize of water,” for his “unparalleled contributions to global and local management of water – contributions covering vast thematic, geographic, and institutional environments – that have improved the lives and livelihoods of millions of people worldwide.” He provided “the world with tools for peaceful, productive, and equitable management of the Earth’s water resources.”