The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) announced that Charles N. Haas, PhD will receive the NWRI Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for pioneering and applying methods to assess and minimize health risks caused by exposure to disease-causing microorganisms (pathogens) in water and wastewater. He is the LD Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering and Head of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Haas will receive the Clarke Prize in October at the Twenty-Fourth Annual NWRI Clarke Prize Lecture and Award Ceremony in Irvine, CA. NWRI presents the prize (which consists of a medallion and $50,000 award) every year to recognize research accomplishments that solve real-world water problems and to highlight the importance and need to fund this type of research.


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