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New Hampshire Student Deepika Kurup Wins the 2014 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize!
On June 14, 2014, Deepika Kurup from Nashua High School South, Nashau, NH, was named the national winner of the 2014 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize for her project, “A Novel Photocatalytic Pervious Composite for Degrading Organics and Inactivating Bacteria in Wastewater.” Kurup competed against 54 U.S. SJWP state winners from 48 states spanning the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands who converged in Herndon, Virginia to compete for the 2014 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize national title, $10,000, and an all-expense paid trip to Stockholm Sweden to compete at the international SJWP competition. To read more about Kurup’s project, click here. (photo credit: AOB Photo)
Also honored were U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Runner’s Up, Bluyé DeMessie (OH), and Zachary Loeb (FL), along with recipients of the Bjorn von Euler Innovation in Water Award, Jack Andraka and Chloe Diggs (MD),
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Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Congratulations to Haley Todesco, winner of the 2014 Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize with her project, "Waste to Water: Biodegrading Naphthenic Acids with Novel Sand Filter Bioreactors"
Hayley carried out studies to design, construct, and investigate the use of slow sand filters newly applied as novel aerobic bioreactors to the microbial degradation of naphthenic acids. This treatment process could help deal with contaminated water in oil sands tailing ponds at a faster rate than typical processes and recover water for reuse. Click here to learn more about Haley's project.
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