5th Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water, Creativity Prize

Demonstrating the ECAR (ElectroChemical Arsenic Removal) process
October 8, 2012
Ashok Gadgil, Susan Addy, Case van Genuchten, Joyashree Roy, Robert Kostecki

The award citation noted that Gadgil received his recognition for “research [relating to] one of the greatest problems currently facing the water supply: the arsenic contamination of groundwater.” The citation continues: “The Creativity Prize is being awarded to Dr. Ashok Gadgil’s team at UC Berkley for developing an economical and effective way to treat arsenic contamination and restore the groundwater supply to potability for millions of poor people around the globe. Together, these achievements promise to save countless lives.”

Affiliations: Susan Addy and Case van Genuchten, UC Berkeley; Professor Joyashree Roy from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India; and Ashok Gadgil and Robert Kostecki from EETD/Berkeley Lab.