This is our second year working with the Stockholm International Water Institute’s Stockholm Junior Water Prize.
Thousands of high school students from countries all around the world joined national competitions in hopes of earning the chance to represent their nation at the international final held last week during World Water Week in Stockholm. The national and international competitions were open to young people between the ages of 15 and 20 who have conducted water-related projects of proven environmental, scientific, social or technological significance.
The finalists from each country logged into our iPoster system to create their presentations online, using our interactive multimedia tools. They were then flown to Stockholm for World Water Week. Here, they presented and discussed their projects with the wide range of conference attendees, including scientists, engineers, government officials, business leaders, NGOs, and media.
Each of the finalists was interviewed by a jury of international experts, who decided on the winner. The prize was awarded by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, the Patron of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.
This year’s winner was Macinley Butson from Australia, for her development of The Sodis Sticker – an Inexpensive Film-based Detector for Accurate Ultraviolet Solar Disinfection of Water. We congratulate Macinley and all the finalists from all 35 countries for their fantastic projects and presentations.