The Scoop from Stockholm

By Linda Kelly, Managing Director, Communications, Water Environment Federation

 

Posted September 9, 2010

 

Congratulations to Canadians Alexandre Allard and Danny Luong, the just-announced winners of the international Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition here in Stockholm! I can’t tell you how awesome it is to be associated with this wonderful program, but I’m going to try…


As an SJWP international judge and long-time member of the Federation, I’ve been continually inspired by the growth and popularity of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize program in the U.S. Over the years WEF has proudly supported this program to increase student interest in water-related issues and research and raise awareness about global water challenges. SJWP does all that and more, largely due to the enthusiastic participation and commitment of WEF’s wonderful MAs who sponsor local competitions, as well as resources from WEF and generous supporters like ITT Corporation, the Coca-Cola Company, and Delta airlines. The U.S. was well-represented this year thanks to their support, and, as a result, U.S. winner Rebecca Ye of Bangor, Maine, was a very formidable contender with a paper proposing a technique that combines the sciences of microbiology and nanotechnology to create a biosensor capable of rapid identification of strains of pathogenic bacteria E.Coli. (Yes, she is a high school student.) Rebecca’s paper was one among several jaw-dropping examples of research that could truly help protect water quality for future generations, and it was very tough for us judges to select a winner from so many top quality entries.


In addition to the MAs and sponsors who support the SJWP, we really appreciate all the water quality professionals who are WEF members. Your membership dues help to grow this important program and are ultimately an investment in global water resources. Thank you for your support!

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The Scoop from Stockholm  ()
 

Posted September 9, 2010 

Congratulations to Canadians Alexandre Allard and Danny Luong, the just-announced winners of the international Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition here in Stockholm! I can’t tell you how awesome it is to be associated with this wonderful program, but I’m going to try…

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I am again amazed at the brilliance of these teenagers. It reaffirms my faith in the future and our ability to solve the problems facing us in the protection of water around the world.

Posted by: ADAM ZABINSKI (adamzab@aol.com) on 09/13/2010

The Scoop from Stockholm

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The Scoop from Stockholm

By Linda Kelly, Managing Director, Communications, Water Environment Federation

 

Posted September 9, 2010

 

Congratulations to Canadians Alexandre Allard and Danny Luong, the just-announced winners of the international Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition here in Stockholm! I can’t tell you how awesome it is to be associated with this wonderful program, but I’m going to try…


As an SJWP international judge and long-time member of the Federation, I’ve been continually inspired by the growth and popularity of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize program in the U.S. Over the years WEF has proudly supported this program to increase student interest in water-related issues and research and raise awareness about global water challenges. SJWP does all that and more, largely due to the enthusiastic participation and commitment of WEF’s wonderful MAs who sponsor local competitions, as well as resources from WEF and generous supporters like ITT Corporation, the Coca-Cola Company, and Delta airlines. The U.S. was well-represented this year thanks to their support, and, as a result, U.S. winner Rebecca Ye of Bangor, Maine, was a very formidable contender with a paper proposing a technique that combines the sciences of microbiology and nanotechnology to create a biosensor capable of rapid identification of strains of pathogenic bacteria E.Coli. (Yes, she is a high school student.) Rebecca’s paper was one among several jaw-dropping examples of research that could truly help protect water quality for future generations, and it was very tough for us judges to select a winner from so many top quality entries.


In addition to the MAs and sponsors who support the SJWP, we really appreciate all the water quality professionals who are WEF members. Your membership dues help to grow this important program and are ultimately an investment in global water resources. Thank you for your support!

Posted by Julie Fuller at 09/09/2010 02:23:04 PM | 


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I am again amazed at the brilliance of these teenagers. It reaffirms my faith in the future and our ability to solve the problems facing us in the protection of water around the world.
Posted by: ADAM ZABINSKI ( Email ) at 9/13/2010 9:39 AM


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Linda Kelly, Managing Director, Communications, Water Environment Federation

Linda Kelly is the Managing Director of Communications for the Water Environment Federation where she serves on the WEF staff executive team and is responsible for the public education programs, media communications, the websites and the operations challenge.

Prior to joining WEF in 2005, she served 16 years as a Division Manager for Clean Water Services – a county wastewater and storm water utility headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon. Prior to her service at the utility, Linda was directing the Journalism Department at West Texas State University.

She served as the 1997-98 President of the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association. She has a master's degree in journalism and communications from Texas Tech University.