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CLSU professor bags Asian Scientific Award
emi_clsu | 2010-7-04 04:37:57 PM

Dr. Annie Melinda Paz-Alberto, Director of the Environmental Management Institute (EMI), received last January 29 the 2008 Asian Scientific Award given by the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWC).

Dr. Alberto’s series of studies on phytoremediation potential of selected plants for heavy metals, pollutants and mutagenic agents for soil conservation garnered for her distinction from the award giving body.

The Asian Scientific Award is given to scientist who has excellent research achievement in the field of soil and water conservation. Dr. Alberto is the sole winner for this category.

WASWC is an international non-government organization of hands-on professionals and informed lay persons. It has a network of over 1,000 members from 96 countries worldwide. It envisions a world in which all soil and water resources are used in a productive, sustainable and ecologically sound manner. The organization has a noble mission to promote worldwide application of wise soil and water management practices that will improve and safeguard the quality of land and water resources so they continue to meet the needs of agriculture, society and nature.

Other award included in the Asian Awards is the Technical Award. This award is for scientist, engineer, constructor, farmer, etc. who has excellent technical achievements in the field of soil and water conservation. Winners for this category are Dr. Chuleemas Boonthai Iwai of Thailand and Mr. Aman Singh of India.

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