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Bangladeshi origin scientist wins Prince Sultan prize for water

Bangladeshi origin scientist wins Prince Sultan prize for water

Bangladeshi origin scientist wins Prince Sultan prize for water


2016-10-30 14:00:35

Staff Correspondent: A Bangladeshi-American scientist and his team member have won the prestigious creativity prize of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW).

The prize was given to the team of Dr Rita Colwell of University of Maryland and Dr Shafiqul Islam of Tufts University, USA for improving and testing a model that uses chlorophyll information from satellite data to forecast cholera outbreaks at least three to six months in advance.

The awards ceremony for the 7th Award, which was declared on October 5, will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on November 2 this year, according to the PSIPW official website.