The jury of the award appreciated its multidisciplinary and multimedia approach to a social problem from a scientific perspective with an innovative, rigorous, pleasant and understandable treatment
Yesterday the Agbar Foundation and the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC) presented the Joan Oró Prize for the dissemination of scientific creation, which this year reached its 10th edition and which is sponsored by the Agbar Foundation.
"The evolution of ideologies”, by Nuria Lite, Carlos Hernández and Jesús Sánchez, was the winner of the Joan Oró Prize. The jury of the award appreciated its multidisciplinary and multimedia approach to a social problem from a scientific perspective with an innovative, rigorous, pleasant and understandable treatment. The Prize is worth €1,500. The other prize, the Joan Oró Agbar, specifically related to water, was not awarded this year. The jury unanimously decided not to grant the award this year and to reserve its assignment for next year’s edition.
The event included interventions by Cristina Ribas, President of the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication, Narcís Prat, Professor of Ecology at the University of Barcelona, and Ignacio Escudero, Director General of Aigües de Barcelona.
The award was created in 2004 in memory of the Catalan biochemist (1923-2004) to encourage young researchers and journalists to form joint teams and to communicate the content and the value of research.
About the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication
The ACCC is a multidisciplinary group of professionals interested in the dissemination of science, technology, health and the environment. It includes journalists, researchers, teachers, technicians, entities and institutions interested in the dissemination of scientific knowledge. The aim of the ACCC is to explain these subjects simply to the general public and to promote the presence of science in the media. The ACCC also promotes cross training: on the one hand, for journalists to learn about science and, on the other hand, for scientists to improve their communication skills.
About the Agbar Foundation
The Agbar Foundation is a non-profit institution which works to make Agbar’s knowledge available to improve the quality of life of people, and to maintain the social commitment to people and the environment. It therefore promotes actions concerning the three aspects of sustainable development - protection of the environment, social equity and economic growth - through research, innovation and the dissemination of knowledge, in addition to carrying out social welfare projects.
The Agbar Foundation’s commitment to the community can be clearly seen in its three strategic lines of activity: commitment to people, to culture and knowledge, and to innovation and the environment.