Paolo D’Odorico awarded international water prize

June 17, 2024
A portrait of Paolo D'Odorico


Congratulations to Paolo D’Odorico, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, on being named one of the 2024 awardees of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW).

PSIPW is a global scientific award focused on cutting-edge innovation in water research. It recognizes scientists, researchers, and inventors around the world for pioneering work that addresses the problem of water scarcity in creative and effective ways. Among this year’s awardees are chemists, engineers, environmental scientists, ecohydrologists, and hydrologists whose relevant, groundbreaking solutions promise to help provide drinking across the globe.

D’Odorico, who holds the Thomas J. Graff Chair in Natural Resources at UC Berkeley, was awarded the PSIPW’s creativity prize for his collaborative work analyzing the water-energy-food nexus. The analysis was conducted with longtime collaborator Maria Cristina Rulli, a professor at Politecnico di Milano, and describes how numerous, complex factors interact—providing managers and policymakers with better ways to be stewards of freshwater in a changing, globalized world.

Read more about the award and this year’s recipients on the PSIPW website.