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U.S. Student Wins International SJWP Competition for Renewable Heavy Metals Removal

September 30, 2015

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Perry Alagappan wanted to permanently remove heavy metal contamination from water. Because many heavy metal filters are nonrenewable, contaminants are released back into the environment when the filters are thrown away. So, the 18-year-old student from Houston created a solution that relies on a renewable filter. On Aug. 25, this solution earned Alagappan the 2015 […]

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Texas Student Wins 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize for Removing Heavy Metals from Water

July 16, 2015

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From left, the 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner Perry Alagappan presents his project to judges Donna Vincent Roa, Marlee Franzen, and Anisha Patel. Photo courtesy of AOB Photo.

On June 20, Perry Alagappan from Houston, Texas, stepped onto a stage to receive the 2015 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Alagappan earned the prestigious water-research prize, which includes $10,000 and a trip to Stockholm to represent the U.S. at the international SJWP competition in August, for his project, “Novel Renewable Filter for Heavy […]

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Second Time’s the Charm for 2014 U.S. SJWP Winner

July 24, 2014

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Deepika Kurup comes back to place first at national competition  Deepika Kurup may only be a sophomore at Nashua (N.H.) High School South but she already has an impressive track record for research. In 2013, Kurup was runner-up in the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). For the 2014 competition, she continued working on her […]

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New York State Student Wins National SJWP Prize for Fracking Research

July 22, 2012

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Kunal Sangani of Fayetteville, N.Y., is the U.S. winner of the 2012 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP). Sangani won for his project “Modeling and Environmental Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing in Upstate New York.” He was among 49 state SJWP winners at the national competition, which was held in Boston June 14–16. For the project, Sangani […]

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Last Chance To Enter Operator Ingenuity Contest

July 7, 2012

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Are the best tools bailing wire and an idea just crazy enough that it might work? Do you like to tinker with things to make them work better? Can you define “bricolage”? (Don’t worry — neither could we.) Are duct tape, leftover pieces of whatever, and a pesky problem all you need to find an […]

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U.S. Operations Challenge Team Builds International Ties in Argentina

June 12, 2012

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On April 19, veteran U.S. Operations Challenge competitors joined to compete against 20 teams in the 6th Olimpiadas Sanitarias in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Team members attended the event not only as competitors but also as ambassadors. “Operations Challenge allows us to reach out to other countries and build relationships and introduce them to the wonderful […]

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WATER’S WORTH IT™ Campaign Takes Off

June 6, 2012

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A growing number of utilities, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations, and other water organizations are using the WATER’S WORTH IT™ public messaging campaign with their constituencies.

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