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2015 University of Oklahoma International Water Prize Winner

Peter Lochery, CARE Director of Water



Pleasant photo of Peter Lochery
Peter Lochery

Since 1995, Peter Lochery has led the expansion of CARE's Water Team strategies to include action, learning, partnership and advocacy.

An environmental engineer with over 30 years WASH experience, Peter has worked in the private sector, most recently CARE, and also with the World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program.  He currently serves on the board of building Partnerships for Development in Water and Sanitation, Water/WASH Advocates and the Millennium Water Alliance, both of which he was a founding father.

Peter's passions lie in addressing social inequities faced by women and girls, as well as building collaborative relationships with the private sector to expand corporate social responsibility.  Peter's humanitarian focus and dedication to affecting profound and lasting improvements in the lives of the works's poor, has guided his work, establishing him as a true leader in the international development field.

Peter was awarded the prestigious OU International Water Prize at the 2015 WaTER Conference to be held Sept. 21-23, 2015. 

Listen to a conversation with Peter on KGOU's WorldViews

2014 Symposium Jurors
Left to right: Pawan Labhasetwar, Jan Willem Rosenboom, Rafael Callejas, Emmanouil Anagnostou, Braimah Apambire, and Jenna Davis

Emmanouil Anagnostou, University of Connecticut professor of civil and environmental engineering

Braimah Apambire, director, Center for International Water and Sustainability at the Desert Research Institute  

Rafael Callejas, Millennium Water Alliance executive director

Jenna Davis, Stanford University professor of civil and environmental engineering; Woods Iinstitute for the Environment senior fellow

Pawan Labhasetwar, NEERI (India); head of Water Technology and Management Division

Jan Willem Rosenboom, Gates Foundation, senior program officer in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy