U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize state winners to attend national competition

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ALEXANDRIA, VA, May 16, 2014 -- The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced the 2014 state winners of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) -- the most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. WEF Member Associations (MA) selected and will sponsor state winners and their science teachers to attend the national competition to be held June 13-14 in Herndon, Va.

The purpose of the SJWP program is to increase students' interest in water-related issues and research and to raise awareness about global water challenges. The competition is open to projects aimed at enhancing the quality of life through improvement of water quality, water resources management, water protection, and water and wastewater treatment.

"WEF congratulates these talented state winners, who represent some of the best and brightest minds in water science today," said WEF President Sandra Ralston. "We wish them the best of luck at the national competition and are very grateful for the continued support of our MAs who are so vital to the success of this important program."

The U.S. winner will receive $15,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden, with his or her teacher where he or she will represent the United States at the international competition during World Water Week, held Aug. 31-Sept. 5, 2014. The international winner will receive $5,000 presented during a royal ceremony by the prize's Patron HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. 

The Bjorn von Euler Innovation in Water Scholarship Award, a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Xylem Inc., will also be awarded to the SJWP state winner who demonstrates a passion for education, spirit of creativity and innovation.   

In the United States, WEF and its Member Associations organize the national, state and regional SJWP competitions with support from Xylem Inc., who is also the international sponsor.

(Click here for complete list of the U.S. 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize state winners.)

See also:

"Aspiring water scientists sent to Junior Water Prize competition"

"WEF member associations send aspiring water scientists to National Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition"

"Maine student to represent U.S. in student water competition"

About the SJWP

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is the world's most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. The Stockholm International Water Institute administers the SJWP, with H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden as the Patron. ITT Corporation is the global sponsor. The national and international competitions are open to young people between the age of 15 and 20 who have conducted water-related projects focusing on local, regional, national or global topics of environmental, scientific, social or technological importance. For more information, visit
www.wef.org.

About WEF 

Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations and staff proudly work to achieve our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide. For more information, visit www.wef.org.

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