Laureate 1995

The 1995 Volvo Environment Prize was awarded to Porfessor Gilbert F. White, University of Colorado, USA, who has been studying major environmental issues in a wide number of fields for over six decades. Professor White is known especially for his work in the area of water management which he has broadened to embrace issues of international resource and hazard management. Over the years, he has been a source of inspiration to generations of students, many of whom have since achieved international recognition as leaders in environmental and developmental affairs.

The Prize Jury's Citation:
From his pioneering work during the 1930's on natural resource planning, with special attention to flood plain management, to his superlative leadership in directing wideranging programs in natural hazards at the University of Chicago in the 1960's, right through to his important work at the University of Colorado on radioactive-waste management in the 1990's, his careers has been studded with accomplishments of extraordinary significance.