Shill alert: I am on the External Advisory Board for the OU WaTER Center and was on the jury that awarded the first water prize in 2009. I think the OU WaTER folks come about as close to walking on water as anyone around - and that even includes Knox!
I just received this notification from the OU folks:
Ms. Oko-Williams is currently the associate director of Water and Sanitation for Africa and has more than a decade of experience in the development sector on that continent. Her significant contributions to WSA include bringing about positive change in the lives of many communities in her native country of Nigeria and the West African region.
Oko-Williams has been described as a resourceful and dynamic professional with considerable success managing programs designed to improve standards of water, sanitation and hygiene in developing countries, particularly in the West African Region. She presently is facilitating sanitation strategies, development and programs delivery in seven countries in West Africa. She is highly experienced in program design and delivery with a special focus on innovation, designing to context and out-of-the-box techniques.
As the recipient of the 2013 OU International Water Prize, Ms. Oko-Williams will deliver the plenary lecture at the 3rd Biennial OU International WaTER Conference, scheduled for Sept. 23-25, 2013 in Norman, Okla., USA.
Here is a slide presentation by Ms. Williams on sanitation and hygiene in West Africa.
I look forward to meeting her at the September 2013 conference.
"If man does not conserve water,then the last drop will be tears." - Unknown, posted on bulletin board, Nakuru, Kenya