2002 US SJWP WInner's Abstracts
Stockholm Junior Water Prize
The Virginia Water Environment Association's nominee
Katherine Holt of Williamsburg, Va., is the 2002 Winner of the U.S. Stockholm
Junior Water Prize (SJWP) for her project "Cleaning the Chesapeake Bay with
Oysters." Katherine won $300 and an all expense paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden,
where she will represent the United States in the International SJWP
competition, August 10-16.
"The projects were extremely competitive at
this year's event." commented WEF Past President and Nomination Chair Dr.
Charles Sorber. "All of the students should consider themselves winners and are
worthy of celebration by the WEF Member Associations that sponsored their
In addition, three finalists were announced for their
outstanding papers demonstrating fine science, creativity, and innovation in
research to resolve water quality issues:
- Kathleen Schwarz, Tallahassee, Fla., "4-Chlorophenol Pollution: Is Fenton's
Reaction the Answer," sponsored by the Florida Water Environment Association
- Heather Mispagel, Athens, Ga., "Antibiotic Resistance from Sewage: Phase VI
Survival of Important Pathogens Through Oxidation Pond Stages and into the
Environment," sponsored by the Georgia Water Environment Association
- Tanner Callender, Wamego, Kan.,"Nitrification Inhibition Using
Benzotriazoles A Possible Environmental Recycling Method of Benzotriazoles While
Inhibiting Nitrate Migration Through Agricultural Soils," sponsored by the
Kansas Water Environment Association.
The National Winners competed
against 30 State Winners sponsored by their WEF Member Associations to attend
the first on-site competition in Dallas, Texas, hosted by the Water Environment
Association of Texas. Generous financial support for the three-day program was
provided by ITT Industries and The Coca-Cola Company.
"Our hope is to
entice the best young minds to water environment research," explained Bjorn von
Euler of ITT Industries, the International sponsor and U.S. cosponsor. "Together
with WEF we are promoting the science that will help meet the water quality
challenges of the future."
For more information contact:
Water Environment Federation
Senior Manager Public Education
Alexandria, VA 22314-1994 USA