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U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is the world's most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. The prize taps into the unlimited potential of today's high school students as they seek to address current and future water challenges.

The competition is open to any high school student in grades 9-12, and are 15 years of age by August 1st of the competition year.  All research papers must be uploaded online no later than April 15th of each year to compete in their state’s competition.  All state winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the SJWP National Competition.  The national winner will receive $10,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden to participate in the SJWP International Competition.  To learn more about the SJWP competition, click here



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New Jersey Student Nishita Sinha wins the 2016 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize!

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Nishita Sinha, a rising senior at Chatham High School, Chatham, NJ is the recipient of the 2016 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize for her project, Experimental Studies in Developing Safe Sanitation Solutions.  Worldwide, 2.4 billion people lack access to in-home toilets, hampering health and development. Cramped living spaces without plumbing make traditional toilets infeasible in poor countries. Significant strides have been made towards economic alternatives. One promising option is a 2-pit composting toilet, 61 of which have been installed in a village in India. In this toilet, solid waste is effectively treated through anaerobic composting. Concerns remain regarding the impact of liquid waste on drinking-water. | Click here to read more of Nishita’s paper

Sinha was awarded $10,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to represent the U.S. at the SJWP international competition in Stockholm, Sweden, during World Water Week in late August.

Caitlyn Pratt is the winner of the Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition!

2016 Canadian Winner - Caitlyn PrattCongratulations to Caitlyn Pratt from Newfoundland, Canada, winner of the Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition, who studied oil spills, emergency response and the use of dispersants that affect wildlife. Dispersants impact the feather microstructure/mass of Thick-billed Murres (Uria lomvia), a North Atlantic seabird and the bird’s survival if its insulating feathers are compromised.   

Click here to read more about Caitlyn’s research   



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Are you a student looking for a mentor, or a water professional, academic, or consultant who would be willing to mentor a student for the SJWP competition? If so, see our SJWP Mentor Guide. Stay tuned for some new information in this area!


U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Alumni Page

Visit the new SJWP Alumni page, where you will find highlight articles about former SJWP participants and other information about water careers and involvement in the water sector.


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