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$10 Million George Barley Water Prize Competition Names Stage 1 Winners

July 14, 2017

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At a ceremony held March 22 by the Everglades Foundation (Palmetto Bay, Fla.), Prashanth Kumar of overall Stage 1 winning team WETSUS NaFRAd (third from left) accepts $25,000 in prize money alongside (from left) Mary Barley, wife of late conservationist George Barley; Nathalie Olijslager-Jaarsma, consul-general of the Netherlands; and Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg. Photo courtesy of Jenny Abreu Photography.

Stage 1 of the Everglades Foundation’s (Palmetto Bay, Fla.) George Barley Water Prize competition is complete. Three teams continue on their journey toward one earning a $10-million prize, which will be awarded to the creator of a lasting, scalable, and cheap solution to reducing high phosphorus content in waterways. From July 2016 through January 2017, […]

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Students Bring New Water Research to U.S. SJWP Competition

June 14, 2017

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High school students who have completed advanced water research will gather at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte this month for the 2017 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. A total of 59 students representing 48 U.S. states and Puerto Rico were selected to compete for the 2017 national award. Each year, a […]

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Students Invited To Submit Research for the U.S. SJWP Competition

March 17, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is accepting entries for the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize. The competition brings high school students who have conducted water research projects together for the chance to earn a trip to the international SJWP competition in Stockholm. Any high school student in grades 9 through 12, who has […]

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Hackers Attack Model Water Treatment Facility in Cybersecurity Competition

March 9, 2017

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Cal Poly Pomona Professor Dan Manson (third from left) stands with students, from left, Jose Ybanez, Raissa Englehard, Nate Hom, and Joe Needleman. The students built a device that replicated the functions of a water-treatment plant for the Passcode Cup cybersecurity competition. Photo courtesy of Tom Zasadzinski.

‘Capture-the-flag’ challenge alludes to potential vulnerabilities in the water sector A miniature-sized mock water treatment facility was the target of cyberattacks at the first-ever Passcode Cup hacking competition. A network security challenge using a computer simulation based on the traditional “capture-the-flag” team game was held in Washington, D.C. as a training opportunity for future cybersecurity […]

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Veterans of U.S. Ops Challenge Take Home International Win from Open German Championship in Wastewater Technology

July 28, 2016

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A U.S. team of water sector professionals took home a first place win from an international competition modeled after Operations Challenge, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) contest for water treatment professionals. During the international trade fair, IFAT 2016, held May 30–June 3 in Munich, DWA (Hennef, Germany) – the German Association for Water, […]

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Girls Sweep 2016 U.S. SJWP Competition

July 27, 2016

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From left, the winners of the 2016 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) were Bjorn von Euler Innovation in Water award recipient Sarayu Das; runner-up Paige Brown; winner Nishith Sinha; and runner-up Megan Lange. Photo courtesy of AOB Photo.

In June, 54 students representing 47 states and Puerto Rico gathered at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to compete in the 2016 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition. This year, four girls took home the top awards from the competition. This year marks the first time that girls have earned every top […]

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U.S. SJWP Winner Applies Sanitation Research to Composting Toilets in India

July 26, 2016

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Nishita Sinha from Chatham, N.J., has a personal connection to her research. The winner of the 2016 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize began 2 years ago trying to improve sanitation in Payagpur, North India. After witnessing and learning the dangers of open defecation in the village where her grandmother resides, Sinha started working to garner […]

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Heroes of Wastewater Assemble at Operations Challenge 2015

January 28, 2016

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During WEFTEC 2015, 44 teams — the largest number ever assembled — stepped up to compete in Operations Challenge. The competitors represent the often-unsung heroes of wastewater treatment. They rely on teamwork as their key to success both in the competition’s Process, Laboratory, Collection Systems, Godwin Maintenance, and Safety events and on the job. This […]

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