Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1996
Fundación Arco Iris
This description of Fausto López's work was prepared when Fausto López was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
Fausto López has drawn the link between water management–a high-profile problem in Ecuador–and another urgent problem that does not enjoy the same level of public attention: environmental protection. As an environmental activist and public educator, Fausto has demonstrated how to raise and mobilize public opinion and state institutions to protect fragile ecosystems and thereby preserve vital natural resources such as water. His innovative education and campaigning techniques are defining the way forward for the movement for sustainable development in Ecuador and the wider Andean region.
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