U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winners Compete in National Competition

June 7, 2013


The state winners of the 2013 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) have been announced by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). The winners, selected by water quality professionals from WEF Member Associations, will travel to the national competition, to be hosted by the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (Hansen, Idaho) June 14–15 in Portland, Ore.

The SJWP program increases students’ interest in water-related issues and research and to raise awareness of global water challenges. For the competition, students conduct projects to enhance quality of life by improving water quality, water resources management, water protection, and water and wastewater treatment.

“WEF congratulates these talented state winners, who represent some of the most innovative thinking in water science today,” said WEF President Cordell Samuels. “We wish them the best of luck at the national competition.”

The U.S. winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship and a trip to Stockholm to participate in the international competition. The U.S. winner also will have the opportunity to present his or her research at WEFTEC® 2013 in Chicago. Two finalists each will receive a $1000 scholarship.

WEF and its Member Associations organize the U.S. regional, state, and national SJWP competitions with support from Xylem (White Plains, N.Y.).

The $1000 Bjorn von Euler Innovation in Water Scholarship Award, sponsored by Xylem, will be awarded to the student who best demonstrates a passion for education and the spirit of creativity and innovation.

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