Joshi wins OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 15, 2019-

Nepali researcher Tista Prasai Joshi has been named one of the winners of the 2019 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for her work in biological sciences.

A statement issued by the Organization for Women

in Science for the Developing World (OSWD)-Elsevier Foundation Awards stated Joshi of Nepal Academy

of Science and Technology won the award for her research in developing novel metal oxide adsorbents to remove harmful organic and inorganic arsenic compounds efficiently from water.

Her work to create more economic and environment-friendly techniques for water treatment has had a significant impact on public awareness and accountability of drinking water suppliers in Kathmandu, the statement further stated.

Joshi is one of the five researchers to win the award worldwide. Tabassum Mumtaz of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Uduak Okomo of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the Gambia, Narel Paniagua-Zambrana of the National Herbarium of Bolivia, and Amira Shaheen of An-Najah National University in Palestine were the other recipients.

The award, which carries a purse of $5,000, is given in partnership by OSWD and the Elsevier Foundation for early-career women scientists in the developing world.

The award handover ceremony will take place in Washington DC on February 16.

Published: 15-02-2019 11:22

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