TIME Names Hussam a Global Hero of the Environment

Posted: November 5, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Abul Hussam

In issues of TIME magazine now on newsstands, Mason chemistry professor Abul Hussam is cited as a Global Hero of the Environment for 2007. He was presented with an award in London on Oct. 25.

Earlier this year, Hussam won the $1 million Grainger Challenge Award for his water filtering system invention that is improving health and saving lives in developing countries, especially in his native Bangladesh.

A letter to Hussam from TIME International Editor Michael Elliott said the magazine is recognizing “individuals whose remarkable hard work, determination and vision are raising awareness of the threats to our environment. These heroes of our time are inspirational figures whose talent and dedication is truly making a difference to the quality of our lives and our planet.”

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