The award was presented in Los Angeles to those who have reshaped the world with their innovative thinking and dynamism.
Sonam Wangchuk Rolexawards
Ice Stupas are basically conical ice mounds which are formed from frozen glacial water, which has huge outflow seasonally in the region.
The Ladakh region, at roughly 3,500-metre altitude, faces acute water shortage during the April-May early crop-growing period and the Stupas solve that problem.
Ice Stupas Rolexawards
“The Rolex Award funds will support the project and promote ice stupas as a climate-change adaptation and desert-greening technique,” Wangchuk said in a statement.
His long term aim to build an alternative university and engage youth in the environment.